Paralegal – Corporate – Taunton
Due to continued growth, we have a rare and great opportunity for a Paralegal to support our well-regarded Corporate team in Taunton.
Our national Corporate and Commercial team has a presence across our 7 UK offices. Taunton is the firm’s second biggest office and working in our growing corporate team, you will work closely with, and benefit from the support of, a Partner and Senior Associate.
This is an opportunity to build experience in a range of different corporate transactions and related work acting on behalf of local, national and international clients.
Hours: Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 863-PTN
Who we are
You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.
We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.
Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices on occasion. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.
Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:
- Assisting on corporate transactions including drafting and negotiating contracts
- Carrying out due diligence
- Drafting board minutes and resolutions
- Carrying out research
- Carrying out company secretarial work, including dealing with company formations, filings and searches
- Dealing with post completion work
You will also have the opportunity to get involved in business development activities as a key member of the Corporate team and have the training and support to further your career.
Working under supervision, in addition to supporting on larger transactions, you will also be able to take responsibility for progressing simple transactions. You will have some client contact and as a fee earner you will be responsible for recording your chargeable time and contributing to the revenue of the team.
It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.
This role is right for you if:
You will be able to demonstrate real potential, with the talent, ambition and interest to succeed in a career within this field. As a law or GDL graduate, you will already have a good technical grounding in the law with a keen interest in corporate law.
This role will suit you if you like to prioritise your own workload, work closely to deadlines, and have the ability to work with minimum supervision. You will need to demonstrate from experience that you are exceptionally organised and proactive and that you have a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude.
We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and can provide a first-class support service to your fee earners, anticipating their needs in advance wherever possible whilst always paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.
You will have an excellent telephone manner, spelling and grammar and be proficient with the usual Microsoft packages, including Excel and PowerPoint. Visual Files experience is desirable but not essential.
What we can offer you:
A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.
Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.
There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.
Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.
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