THE FIRM

We stand out for our consistently excellent advice: we provide technical excellence, experience and crucially, we demonstrate real insight into our clients and what matters to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other high profile clients.

THE TEAM

Launched in 2010, our well-established, high performing and busy Transaction Services Team (TST) help Addleshaw Goddard deliver a world class service to its clients. We were the first team of its kind in the UK, and continue to innovate by delivering work in the most efficient way, saving our clients time and money. We are now one of the Firm’s biggest divisions, with our team being made up of apprentices, paralegals, managers and solicitors.

Our team members focus on tasks that are found in a wide variety of legal assignments but which do not necessarily need to be done by qualified lawyers, including process elements of transactional, advisory and contentious work. We are supported by the use of technology and play a key role in enabling Addleshaw Goddard to respond to client demand for more innovative and better value services.

Aside from a competitive salary and flexible benefits package, you’ll get fantastic opportunities to support some of the UK’s largest businesses, as well as the potential for exciting internal and client secondments. With our focus on continuous development and progression, we created a career development framework and training programme specifically for the TST. As part of that framework you’ll have the opportunity to have a career conversation every 4 months to ensure we’re supporting you to meet your development goals and to discuss your progression. In addition, you’ll have access to our internal training contract application process, legal qualification sponsorship and management or technical development programmes.

You will be working for the non-contentious construction team which will include sitting with the team on a full-time basis. As set out below, should your availability allow it, you may have the ability to become involved with other areas of the Firm but your focus will be on working in the non-contentious construction team.

THE ROLE

You will primarily be working with the non-contentious construction team and the specific construction assignments you may be working on include:

  • undertaking drafting of legal documents, including letters, notices, collateral warranties, minor works building contracts and other documents;
  • managing and project managing aspects of projects (such as collateral warranty / appointment collation / document management) under supervision;
  • management of the execution processes for documents;
  • preparing and issuing third party rights notices;
  • creating, organising and managing electronic data sites, uploading documentation and liaising with third parties;
  • undertaking initial reviews of documentation received in respect of due diligence projects;
  • direct contact with clients and other third parties (such project managers and consultants), as well as supporting team members with drafting, reporting and working on construction projects;
  • monitoring the status of projects with the use of appropriate trackers and providing regular updates on matter progress;
  • providing ad hoc support to various construction projects;
  • checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content;
  • attending client and internal meetings; 
  • monitoring fee estimates and client engagement tasks, as well as assisting with billing processes;
  • any additional tasks as required by the business.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (BESPOKE TO ROLE)

    Due to the dynamic nature of the work we do and the clients we seek to serve, the role is not an ordinary “9-5” job. For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to our proven success by utilising a wide set of skills essential to a career in the TST. 

    Any successful applicant will need the following skills and competencies: 

  • a high level of attention to detail;
  • effective personal, organisational and time management skills, and the ability to juggle multiple demands;
  • strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels;
  • a positive, enthusiastic and proactive approach to work; 
  • a strong work ethic and a desire to develop and succeed;
  • the ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency;
  • common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise sound judgment;
  • an interest in, or experience of, using technology to deliver work.
  • Previous paralegal or specifically construction paralegal experience is of relevance, but not essential.

    AG is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of a person’s gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to having a diverse team and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities, particularly those from underrepresented demographics. We want our recruitment practices to be as inclusive as possible, so please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process to help you perform to your best.

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