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Job Title Commercial Paralegal
Closing Date 17-Aug-2022
Department Commercial
Job Location London
Role Paralegal/Legal Executive

"..excellent all round; they have provided good advice and been supportive" - Chambers & Partners

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Paralegal to join our highly regarded Commercial team in our London office on a full time, permanent basis.

The practice

Our Commercial group provides leading-edge business solutions to clients, ranging from high growth start-ups to multinationals and covering the entire spectrum of commercial activity. It has a strong reputation both with local and national clients requiring support on strategically important commercial projects.

To find out more about the practice, please see the link below.

The team

Spanning all three of our UK based offices and working closely together, the Commercial department is made up of over 60 lawyers in total. John Buyers (Partner) leads the team and is based in London, the rest of the London team is made up of 8 further Partners, 1 Legal Director, 6 Associate Directors, 9 Senior Associates, 10 Associates, a Commercial Legal Manager and 4 Trainee Solicitors.

The role

This role will work closely with Ian Solomon (Commercial Legal Manager) who leads Commercial due diligence support for our Corporate team. The transactions requiring support are predominantly M&A and require Commercial DD with a focus on Commercial contracts, Data Protection, IT arrangements and intellectual property licences.

You will support Ian in liaising with the Corporate lead on the scope and timing of the due diligence and provide document reviews within that scope. For specialist areas the other members of the Commercial team will be able to provide support.

The key focuses of the role are as follows:

  • Document reviews and summaries
  • Supporting due diligence work on substantial corporate transactions
  • Drafting of Commercial sections of Due Diligence report
  • Support to the wider Commercial team where required

Technical Skills and Experience

We are looking for a Paralegal to join the team, although we are willing to consider candidates with more or less experience. Previous experience of working within a Commercial department is advantageous, but this is not a pre-requisite.

In addition, you will have:

  • Good technical abilities to adapt to and understand new systems;
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure, demonstrating prioritisation and internal client support skills;
  • Scrupulous attention to detail;
  • The ability to clearly escalate any issues to specialists and work with supervising senior lawyers;
  • The ability to competently produce and format documents;
  • Experience using of various computer packages, Outlook, Word, Excel; and
  • Past Due Diligence experience (advantageous but not prerequisite).

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Rachael Hardwick in the recruitment team on or 0117 917 4228.

At Osborne Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.

We support working families via a range of family and caring friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example, we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and flexible benefits to all our people.

Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.

Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable them to save for the future.

We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the application, interview process or when working with us, please let us know.

This vacancy is for a Paralegal position, it is not an entry route to a training contract at Osborne Clarke LLP - the two recruitment processes are separate.