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Clifford Chance


Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; and litigation and dispute resolution.

In February 2018 Clifford Chance acquired the Newcastle business of CAS, Carillion Advice Services, an award-winning provider of paralegal and commodity managed legal services. The team in Newcastle is the perfect complement to the firm's work, ensuring that knowledge, resources, processes and technology are deployed effectively to support our clients. Their skills and expertise are already in great demand, so we are looking to recruit additional people to join the highly experienced, innovative and client-centric team in Newcastle.

The Paralegals work in teams alongside Senior Paralegals and Operations Managers and will work on a range of transactions.  You will be required to give support on all aspects of the delivery of a project to support the referring practice from CC London.

As a paralegal you will work under the supervision of the instructing lawyer (primarily based in London) and the departments Senior Paralegals and Operations Managers.

You will undertake a multitude of tasks for several practice areas including Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate, Real Estate, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution;
  • Preparing precedents

  • Verifying prospectuses and investor presentation

  • Drafting transaction documents and due diligence

  • Pre and post-completion work and due diligence

  • Assisting with collation and preparation of conditions precedent

  • Contract reviews

  • Scheduling and bibling

  • Proofreading/checking cross-referencing

  • You will be using the latest legal technology to support service delivery including Kira, High Q, Relativity and Contract Companion

  • Other administrative tasks as and when required
The candidate will posses the following skills;
  • Strong academics and ideally will be a graduate

  • Ideally previous paralegal experience or experience of working within a legal environment

  • Familiarity with UK and EU law, or the ability to become familiar;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Good research capabilities and detail oriented;

  • Proactive and forward thinking;

  • Flexibility and willingness to learn;

  • Organised and efficient - ability to meet a daily publication deadline;

  • Proficient in applying and using a range of technology

The application deadline is 21st April.  Please note that assessments will be held during the first two weeks of May 2019 and successful candidates must be available to start between June and September 2019.

Equal Opportunities

It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. 

The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

The Firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action


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