Who we are
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, advising on high-profile and ground- breaking transactions around the globe. The firm provides clients with a professional service of the highest calibre, combining our technical excellence with an unparalleled commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to legal issues.
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, we have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do. Our inclusive spirit will ensure your contribution is valued and you will enjoy an open, friendly and supportive culture. As a market leader, we will provide you with excellent benefits, facilities and training opportunities to support you in your career.
Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?
We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package for an ambitious individual to join our Competition team as a Paralegal ensuring excellence is being delivered to the business.
Slaughter and May has an extensive competition and regulatory practice. We have an outstanding reputation in merger control, antitrust, competition litigation, market investigations, State aid and regulatory work.
The paralegal’s duties include working closely with other fee-earning members of the group, providing ongoing support on a range of different matters as well as dealing with ad hoc queries. The paralegal also occasionally assists the group’s Professional Support Lawyers and contributes to the development and maintenance of content on the knowhow and intranet system. There is a significant administrative aspect to this role.
Our competition practice includes 80 lawyers based in London, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong. They are all specialists in competition and sectoral regulatory law.
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.
- Provide day-to-day support on major matters as required, e.g. by carrying out document review exercises, maintaining appropriate filing systems, helping with project management and taking notes of meetings;
- Help draft research notes and briefings on legal and policy developments;
- Assist with ad hoc research enquiries for fee earners;
- Check that content submitted by fee earners and others conforms to data quality standards and house style prior to release;
- Deal with enquiries from those working with the knowhow and intranet systems; and
- Occasionally assist with updating group research tools and practice guides.
Candidates for this position must have:
- A high level of IT literacy including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint experience;
- The ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff, including lawyers, secretaries and business services; and
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
You will also be expected to display the attributes set out under the firm’s Key Behaviours for Business Services staff for this level of role. Below are the most relevant for this role:
- Technical & professional expertise
- Service excellence
- Drive to deliver
- Analysis & judgement
- Communication & influence
- Working with others
- Leading & managing people