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Paralegal

  • Job
    Full-time
    Entry Level
  • Legal
  • Newcastle
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Requirements

  • Essential:
  • Has attained an undergraduate degree or is working towards one.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High levels of computer literacy with and openness to learning new technology tools and systems
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong organisational, prioritisation and time management skills, with the ability to work either autonomously, co-operatively or with direction.
  • A commonsense approach to new challenges and a desire to be challenged, learn and take on responsibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with people at all levels.
  • Ability to work well within a team and to be adaptable to changing work environments and demands, acknowledging that we work with colleagues and clients in different time zones which can require flexibility in the hours we work.
  • Desirable:
  • A graduate at 2:1 level or above
  • Fluency in a second language
  • Advanced IT skills

Responsibilities

  • Working under the day-to-day supervision of Supervising Paralegals, and qualified lawyers with and outside of the Legal Services Team, the role will include but not be limited to the following:
  • Corporate:
  • Work within the corporate practice can involve assisting with a variety of private M&A transactions, initial public offerings and secondary share issues, all of which may involve tasks such as:
  • Contract reviews and reviews of general corporate documentation.
  • Coordinating multijurisdictional due diligence exercises.
  • Verification of investor documentation.
  • Drafting, reviewing and managing documentation such as shareholder circulars, board minutes and tender forms; and
  • General document management in virtual data rooms.
  • Disputes and Investigations:
  • Our disputes colleagues form one of the largest disputes practices in the world, seeking to resolve some of the highest profile domestic and cross-border disputes and investigations. There are opportunities for Paralegals to be embedded within a case team and to assist with all manner of tasks, including taking notes of witness interviews and providing summaries of calls with counsel, managing exhibits and fact checking, managing disclosure logs and translation requirements and building court bundles.
  • Some of our team's largest matters involve conducting large scale e-disclosure / document reviews in the context of both civil and criminal matters.
  • Banking:
  • In the banking space, our Paralegals are often expected to be integral members of transaction teams and will have the opportunity to be in the driving seat of the conditions precedent process. This process is at the heart of any debt transaction and is critical in achieving financial close on any deal. Common tasks include:
  • Drafting conditions precedent checklists.
  • Drafting security documents and various ancillary documents, including corporate authorities, notices and acknowledgments, legal opinions, CP satisfaction letters, fee letters; and
  • Shepherding lender approvals and being the point of contact and coordination for all parties, including local counsel, in respect of the condition’s precedent.
  • Aside from the key practice areas of banking, corporate and disputes, the team are involved in various transactions and projects in real estate, data protection, employment and IP, to name just a few.

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Mission & Purpose

We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,500 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; consumer markets; transport; technology; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses. Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg