Banking (PENRI) Paralegal - B5

Employer
Allen & Overy LLP
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Nov 2022

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator, Admin
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job description

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that not only solve our clients’ challenges but exceed their expectations. By embracing new ways of thinking, integrating technology into our everyday work and putting our people first, we’ve become known for leading by example.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and consistent support for one another. Our culture enables people to define their own career path based on their strengths, while our ambitious outlook ensures we continue to provide each person with opportunities to thrive.  We’re also committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion.  Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work.  To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace.  To feel like you belong. If you’re ready to play your part in defining the future of law: It’s Time.

Department Purpose

Allen & Overy’s Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) group comprises over 70 partners globally and includes some 250 lawyers. The group advises sponsors, governments, construction companies and lenders on projects and project financings throughout the world. We provide our clients with a totally integrated service on all aspects of project work, drawing on and marshalling Allen & Overy’s specialist skills in all relevant areas of law. The group is recognised as ‘top-tier’ in all the major legal directories. Allen & Overy has consistently closed more project finance deals globally than any other law firm since 2000.

Role purpose

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a replacement Paralegal to join the PENRI knowledge team, linked to the knowledge team within the Banking Department, in London on a full time, permanent basis. The role will consist primarily of providing support services to the PENRI team’s senior PSL and fee earners, both globally and in London.

Role and responsibilities

– Establishing, updating and/or maintaining a number of client-facing and internal websites
– Collating information to assist with drafting and amending precedents, practice notes and training materials
– Profiling know-how and submitting to the knowledge system.
– Knowledge collection management: Assisting with the administration, updating and online organisation of know-how materials for presentations and knowledge sharing
– Organising and maintaining aspects of the bible library (online and soft copy)
– Producing, reviewing and proof-reading drafts of articles, documents, internal alerts and client-facing brochures
– Responding to queries, general paralegal duties and support; working on ad-hoc projects and carrying out legal research
– Assisting with organisation of internal and client-facing training and events
– Monitoring current awareness resources for relevant developments and internal/client-acting publications.

Key requirements

– Ability to multi-task and prioritise to meet deadlines as and when required
– Organised and methodical approach to work, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
– Positive and professional attitude towards clients and all colleagues, with excellent communication, responsiveness and interpersonal skills
– Pro-active, solutions-oriented approach and ability to use initiative intelligently, including knowing when to seek advice
– Ability to implement the above skills in a virtual working environment, working remotely, and be self-motivated in addressing and completing tasks

Who we are looking for

– 2:1 law degree or equivalent
– Sound level of computer literacy (including Word and Excel)
– Strong interest in and willingness to learn about the energy and infrastructure sectors developed through study or previous work experience
– Prior work experience either at A&O or another firm, or in an equivalent role in the energy/infrastructure sector, may be an advantage
– A team player understanding of need to adapt around others’ workloads and excellent attention to detail
– LPC is desirable but not essential

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy’s recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.

Allen & Overy recognises the value of flexible working and embraces hybrid working, allowing our people to work from home up to 40% of their working time. We do however remain committed to working together in person for the remaining 60% of time so that we can learn, grow and succeed together. If you would like additional flexibility we will of course consider this in line with business needs.


Additional information - External

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that not only solve our clients’ challenges but exceed their expectations. By embracing new ways of thinking, integrating technology into our everyday work and putting our people first, we’ve become known for leading by example.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and consistent support for one another. Our culture enables people to define their own career path based on their strengths, while our ambitious outlook ensures we continue to provide each person with opportunities to thrive. We’re also committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace. To feel like you belong. If you’re ready to play your part in defining the future of law: It’s Time

Company

With over 5,600 people in over 40 offices, Allen & Overy is a business doing work of global significance.

Our success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We’re ambitious and forward-thinking, committed to growing our business and meeting the future head-on. We’re not afraid of change, and we believe in challenging the status quo.

What we do goes beyond delivering an outstanding service. We lead the market by creating new solutions for our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges, helping them grow, innovate and thrive. By thinking creatively and entrepreneurially, we challenge expectations, push boundaries and build for the future. We draw on a world-leading network of expertise and a unique platform – such as our Advanced Delivery services and our network of Peerpoint consultants, to set the highest standards for our industry.

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our global resources and sector expertise to work on matters that cross international boundaries with our culturally and geographically diverse teams. For you, it means that wherever you work, you’ll find a culture of inclusion and support – feeling confident to bring your whole self to work every single day. We have developed a culture in which difference is positively valued, and our people are free to be themselves.  At A&O, you're not only valued for what you do, but for who you are. 

We are in every sense one global team; supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven.  Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.

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Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
Location
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD
United Kingdom
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