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Paralegal/Support Lawyer - Secondment-Contract

Job in London, United Kingdom

Degree level


Job function


Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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The AR team provide dedicated matter support to ensure projects are completed accurately, on time and to the clients’ satisfaction.

Key Dimensions

  • UK based, but able to provide global matter support.
  • Occasionally expected to be on call 24/7 during busy periods.
  • Member of the Business Team, working with the Practice to achieve client led deadlines.
  • Possesses an eagerness to see the job through to completion and displays strong communication, ownership and time management skills.
  • Sufficient gravitas and experience to work effectively with more senior colleagues including Partners, Managing Associates and Clients.

Key responsibilities and challenges

Legal Knowledge

Assistance on specific projects requiring specific legal training and knowledge, including, but not limited to:

  • Drafting core and auxiliary transaction documents
  • Matter management support
  • Billing– dealing with internal and client billing teams
  • Pre- and post-closing assistance
  • Preparing execution documents for signing
  • Proof-reading
  • Legal Research and drafting legal opinions
  • Taking instructions from the practice on, and completing, miscellaneous ad-hoc tasks as required

Legal Technology Awareness

  • Ability to use and good working knowledge of platforms and supporting technology, including post-closing assistance tools, legal research tools and due diligence platforms

Point of Reference

  • Provide assistance to Transaction Support Manager in the smooth running of tasks, including liaising professionally and efficiently with Lawyers and Clients on specific projects.

Team Player

  • Perform duties in accordance with agreed instructions / procedures.
  • Report on work in progress and any service issues to Transaction Support Manager.
  • Assist and provide best practice guidance to fellow paralegals and support lawyers.
  • Ability to work autonomously where necessary, with a proactive and confident approach.
  • Will work in all Alternative Resourcing teams, and at external client sites as and when required.

Commercially Aware

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the legal market and what external factors influence it
  • Anticipate and be reactive to changing client instructions and transactional requirements

Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications Required

Experience with transaction documents, contracting drafting and contract negotiation would be a preference for this secondment


  • Located within commuting distance to central London


  • Ability to work within a pressurised environment
  • Willingness to work long hours where there is the requirement to do so
  • Strong attention to detail (especially on time consuming and repetitive tasks)
  • Imaginative, highly motivated and driven to excel
  • Team player but able to work autonomously where necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong commitment to maintaining high levels of customer service
  • Approachable and willing to learn new skills and take on responsibility
  • Appreciation of the culturally diverse environment in which the firm operate

Education / Qualification

  • Law degree or equivalent and LPC/BPTC, or
  • Qualified Lawyer


  • Fluent in English.

Office skills

  • Strong awareness of MS office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint)
  • Extremely organised - able to prioritise and manage workload
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent eye for detail and presentation
  • Good office administration skills
  • Quality assurance and customer service experience
  • Attention to detail 

Commercial Skills

  • Good business acumenSound understanding of legal market
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We provide legal certainty in a changing world.
Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting and investing in the future of our clients wherever they do business. We combine legal expertise with a collaborative and innovative approach to help clients navigate constantly evolving markets and regulatory environments, pursuing opportunities and managing risk worldwide.

15 employees