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Corporate Paralegal

  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior Level
  • Legal
  • Edinburgh

Requirements

  • Due to the dynamic nature of the work we do and the clients we seek to serve, the role is not an ordinary "9-5" job. For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to our proven success by utilising a wide set of skills essential to a career in the TST.
  • Any successful applicant will need the following skills and competencies:
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Effective personal, organisational and time management skills, and the ability to juggle multiple demands
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • A positive, enthusiastic and proactive approach to work
  • A strong work ethic and a desire to develop and succeed
  • The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency
  • Common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise sound judgment
  • An interest in, or experience of, using technology to deliver work
  • Previous Corporate and Commercial paralegal experience is of relevance, but not essential.

Responsibilities

  • The work that comes into the team is varied. Each member of our team is assigned to one of the divisionally aligned subteams. Whilst predominantly carrying out work for your subteam, you can expect to work on a variety of assignments from across all of the Firm's divisions, which gives you a good insight into the workings of a commercial law firm. The specific Corporate and Commercial assignments you will be working on can include the following:
  • Providing transactional support on corporate projects, including managing electronic data rooms/sites, uploading and ordering documentation, and liaising with third parties
  • Reviewing and reporting on contracts and other documentation as part of a corporate due diligence exercise, and redacting documents in line with client instructions
  • Attending disclosure meetings and preparing first draft disclosure letters
  • Preparing for completion, including finalising documents for execution and assisting with completion meetings
  • All elements of post completion work, including drafting ancillary documents such as stock transfer forms, board minutes and rolling out pro forma documents, and producing bibles
  • Reviewing and redacting documents in response to Subject Access Requests under the GDPR legislation
  • Proofreading large contracts and other documents for quality, consistency and content
  • Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content
  • Drafting and producing legal documentation and standard forms
  • Providing support to our clients on-site
  • Any additional tasks as required by the business

Our lawyers find imaginative solutions to pivotal business problems for many of the world's most respected businesses.

Law
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1775
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Addleshaw Goddard is a global law firm that provides a wide range of legal services to businesses and organisations across various industries. The firm offers expertise in areas such as corporate law, commercial law, finance, real estate, employment law, and dispute resolution. Their ultimate mission is to be a trusted legal partner to their clients, delivering exceptional and tailored legal solutions that address complex business challenges and opportunities. Addleshaw Goddard's purpose is to provide expert legal advice and support that enables their clients to achieve their goals and navigate legal complexities effectively. They are committed to building long-lasting relationships with their clients and delivering high-quality legal services that align with their clients' objectives and values. Through their legal expertise and dedication to client success, Addleshaw Goddard aims to be a leading and influential player in the legal industry, contributing to the growth and success of businesses and organisations around the world.

Benefits

  • Life Assurance

    The firm provides life insurance of four times salary. This is automatically arranged for you from your start date but you may wish to consider completing an Expression of Wish form when joining the firm. Cover up to age 75 and maybe subject to underwriting.

  • Pension

    The firm offers membership to a Group Personal Pension Plan which is available to all employees with a matched contribution by the firm of 5% of salary. To meet the auto enrolment legislation all employees will be assessed for membership in the first month in which a salary is paid, and subject to meeting the requirements, membership will be deferred for 3 months.

  • Buy/Sell Holidays

    The firm offers the ability, on an annual basis (April), to buy/sell a maximum of one week's holiday in each holiday year. Payments are taken in 12 equal monthly instalments via salary. Holiday carried over from a previous holiday year will limit the ability to buy/sell further holiday.

  • Cycle Scheme

    The firm offers a cycle scheme allowing you to purchase a bicycle and /or cycling equipment for your commute to the office, using an established, tax efficient scheme.

  • Private Medical Insurance

    The firm's PMI scheme is offered to all employees. The firm also offers the option to upgrade cover and pay for spouse/family cover at a competitive monthly cost.