Expression of Interest: Legal Process Assistant, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Feb 2018
Closes
28 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Permanent

Please note that this is an Expression of Interest and is not related to an active vacancy.

The Team

We are seeking to recruit additional Legal Process Assistants (LPA(s)) to support the firm during an innovative pilot project established in April 2016.

Based in Newcastle, the LPAs will undertake a variety of work, primarily to support Corporate, Disputes and Banking teams in our other offices, working on UK and international instructions. 

The team will gain a real insight into the day-to-day work undertaken within a global law firm and will be expected to make a valued contribution to the work of our existing fee-earning teams.

The Role

Working under the day-to-day supervision of a Senior LPA, and reporting to the Team Leader, the role will include but not be limited to the following:

Corporate

  • Reviewing a broad spectrum of documentation including commercial contracts, board minutes and company records according to agreed templates
  • Assisting in the verification of public documents
  • Drafting, reviewing and managing transactional documents
  • Assisting with the set-up and on-going maintenance of electronic dealrooms
  • Electronic document management
  • Attending meetings and calls and minuting / noting actions and following up

Disputes

  • Reviewing e-disclosure documents for relevance and privilege status
  • Assisting with court bundling exercises
  • Cross referencing witness statements

Banking

  • Drafting conditions precedent checklists and transaction documents
  • Reviewing loan agreements and associated documentation
  • Assisting with transaction management, including attending calls and drafting emails

For each practice area identified above, LPAs will be required to undertake necessary training to complete the work, assist in setting-up project plans as well as monitoring and updating internal work processes.   

Skills and Experience Required

  • A graduate at 2:1 level or above
  • Experience of working in a fast paced professional environment preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Language skills, particularly French and German, will be highly regarded
  • High levels of computer literacy and competence; computer programming skills a plus
  • High level of attention to detail and problem solver
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments
  • Strong client focus and ability to demonstrate commitment to outstanding service delivery
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work either autonomously, co-operatively or with direction
  • Proven forward planning skills and the ability to manage own workload and prioritise workloads effectively
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in work processes; ability to identify areas in need of improvement and suggest new methods where appropriate
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Flexible approach to working hours and tasks assigned
  • Excellent personal presentation, articulate and professional
  • Positive, committed and prepared to use initiative and learn
  • Ability to take responsibility

At Norton Rose Fulbright we welcome receiving direct candidate applications via our careers page.

If you would like to ask any specific questions beforehand, please contact Philippa Wilson at philippa.wilson@nortonrosefulbright.com.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Diversity and Inclusion

At Norton Rose Fulbright we value difference and promote a culture of respect for each individual. We encourage workforce diversity in all aspects and at all levels and in doing so create an environment where everyone can realise their full potential and career ambitions on the basis of merit and skill.

If you are unable to apply for a position online or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact our Recruitment team on london.recruitment@nortonrosefulbright.com   

The Norton Rose Fulbright office in London has been awarded the Disability Two Ticks Symbol by Jobcentre Plus. The symbol identifies those employers who have agreed to meet five commitments regarding the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people.

We want to support your application as best we can. For that reason, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). This means that applicants with a disability need only meet the minimum qualifying criteria for a role to qualify for an interview under the scheme.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright please click on the following link http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion/

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; 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. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.

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