Who we are
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise on high-profile, ground- breaking and complex transactions, delivering innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
We are offering you the opportunity to be part of the team that supports our lawyers in providing outstanding legal advice to some of the world’s leading businesses.
At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader. To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. In light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the firm has evolved a new hybrid approach to working, which sees our people working between their respective remote environments and our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart of the City of London.
Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional, engaging individual to join us as Knowledge Paralegal in our London-based Financial Institutions Group and within that our Financial Regulation team.
The Financial Institutions Group (“FIG”) is a cross-stream group comprising Partners and fee earners from our Corporate, Financing and Financial Regulation teams who support the firm’s financial institution clients. The Financial Regulation team comprises 3 Partners, 12 associates, 4 trainees, 2 Professional Support Lawyers (“PSLs”) and a Practice Development Lawyer. The team advises financial institutions from across the regulated financial services sector on many of the most complex and innovative projects that take place in the sector. The team’s broad experience and regulatory skillset enables it to provide first-class insight, support and advice on the regulatory aspects of financial services transactions and to find practical solutions to the regulatory issues that its financial institution clients face. This role requires close working and coordination with the team’s PSLs and Practice Development Lawyer. Responsibilities will also involve liaising with Partners and, on occasion, fee earners. Regular contact with information services and other support services within the firm is essential.
The role includes all the advantages of working for a large firm, but in a small, friendly department, with the opportunity to receive regular feedback.
The key responsibilities of this role are set out below and there may be others which are not listed. You may be required on occasion to work outside our normal working hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm.
- Supporting the preparation, publication and distribution of the financial regulation weekly bulletin, monthly European banking newsletter and Global Investigations Group bulletin
- Updating and managing these publications’ online presence via the HighQ platform and the firm’s website
- Supporting the development and maintenance of the European Financial Institutions Blog, produced jointly with some of our European relationship firms
- Carrying out research tasks and monitoring regulatory developments
- Keeping the team’s internal website updated with major regulatory developments
- Updating, managing and disseminating client publications and other documents, and assisting the team on the preparation and organisation of, primarily online, client events
- Utilising and maintaining the internal know-how management system
- Liaising with fee earners for know-how and training material
- Attending weekly team meetings and training
- Minute taking and other general administrative duties.
Candidates for this position must:
- Strong academics (2:1 degree or above from a top university and completion of LPC preferred)
- A secured training contract is preferred but not essential
- Highly competent written and spoken communication abilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- An ability to deal with large amounts of information
- Excellent planning, organisational and research skills and the ability to progress parallel priorities
- Self-motivated and able to work independently and pro-actively, taking responsibility for delivery
- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Strong oral and written communications skills
- Excellent eye for detail
- Excellent legal technical knowledge
- Ability to pick up new legal concepts quickly
- Good IT skills and an ability to learn new IT systems quickly
- Ability to adapt and fit into the team.