Corporate Legal Assistant

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Legal Assistants
Location: London
The Role

Provides comprehensive legal assistance to partners and attorneys primarily in the form of document preparation,
coordination, production, distribution and legal research, with limited supervision, throughout all phases of
Litigation/Corporate work. Assists both the Senior Legal Assistants and Legal Assistant Team Leaders.
• Provides legal assistant support to attorneys and senior legal assistants across all practice areas
• Proofreads and document turnaround
• Cross referencing of defined terms
• Indexing of documents
• Document management (pre and post completion)
• Composition of transaction bibles (hard copies/E bibles), including sourcing documents, indexing and publishing
• Assists with due diligence: review and analysis of constitutional documents and financing documents; coordinate
Q&As and assist with minor drafting of due diligence reports and contract summaries
• Prepares and collates corporate authorisations and other conditions precedent / deliverables
• Provides company secretarial support including, draft board minutes and written resolutions of directors and
shareholders, prepare statutory declarations;
• Has experience with Companies House, including arranging filings (e.g. director appointments, capital
reductions, charges registration, etc); running Companies House searches, ordering certified copies and/or good
standing certificates, etc
• Assists at signing and completion meetings and co-ordinate closing documents;
• Arranges DocuSign executions
• Assists with company and winding up searches
• Provides Data room administration and supervision
• Prepares corporate profiles through factual research and analysis of constitutional/company documents
• Performs legal and non-legal or factual research using a variety of legal research tools for case law, legislation,
commentary, company and business information and practical guidance, including but limited to, in respect of
Corporate law, Data Protection, IP/IT, Capital Markets, Public and Private M&A, Insurance, Banking, etc.
• Prepares documents: create files, amend documents, print, photo copy, scan and quality checks
• Delivers and collects documents by hand
• Prepares Audit Response Letters in line with the Firm's audit letter procedure
• Archives and dispose of documents in line with department protocols
• Liaises with external agencies to organize translators, notaries, etc.
• Seek to improve work flow and assist create and maintain L/A department know how files
• Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective
work relationships with others.
• Manages Firm resources responsibly.
• Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Person Specification

• Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability
to learn new software and operating systems
• Ability to navigate various electronic databases, virtual data rooms and document review platforms
• Strong research skills and proficiency in using various research tools, including Westlaw UK, Lexis Library,
Practical Law, company registries and other court related websites
• Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills

• Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
• Superior organizational skills to handle multiple assignments and shifting priorities and deliver on time
• Demonstrates ability to pay close attention to detail and performs with high degree of consistent accuracy
• Displays strong initiative in carrying out assignments and assumes a high level of responsibility for assigned tasks
• Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
• Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others
• Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
• Ability to enhance the LA department through exceptional client service
• Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
• Flexibility to travel as required
• Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
• Legal Practice Course with corporate electives
• Law Degree or Graduate Diploma in Law or similar
• Minimum of one and up to three (1 – 3) years of experience in a corporate legal assistant position or a
position requiring similar skillset, expertise and experience
• Italian speaking – must be fluent in both written and verbal