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Legal Process Assistant - Newcastle
We are seeking to recruit additional Legal Process Assistants (LPA(s)) to support the growth of our firm in our Newcastle office. We will be holding an assessment day for this role in early October 2017 in the North East.
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.
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:
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
Reviewing e-disclosure documents for relevance and privilege status
Assisting with court bundling exercises
Cross referencing witness statements
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
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.