Commercial and Corporate Paralegal

Recruiter
FirstPort
Location
London Luton Airport
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Corporate & Commercial Paralegal

Luton with occasional travel

Closing date - 22nd February

FirstPort is the UK's largest residential property manager. We understand that a residential property is more than just bricks and mortar to the people who live there. It's their home, and they expect the highest possible standards of property service, at the most cost effective price.

What will your role be doing?

  • Assisting the Head of Corporate & Commercial Legal Services for FirstPort Limited and its subsidiaries.

  • Assisting in providing clear, commercial and effective legal advice and support to the business when required, with focus on corporate & commercial maters but also assisting with governance & compliance related issues.

  • Assisting the wider team on an ad hoc basis with property related matters with a focus on preparation of bundles for property litigation matters.

  • Assisting the Governance & Compliance Manager in drafting and preparation of documents/policies.

  • Liaison with landlord clients and key suppliers on the preparation of commercial agreements,

What will you be like?

Qualifications

  • Law degree or graduate diploma in law

  • Full Driving Licence

    Experience

  • Prior experience in-house dealing principally with corporate & commercial related matters

  • Experience in a wide range of commercial and corporate matters is a pre-requisite for this role.

    Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Experience in a wide range commercial and corporate related matters.

  • Good up to date working knowledge of general commercial matters.

  • Good up to date working knowledge of corporate transactions, governance.

  • Experience of drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, board minutes, sale and purchase agreement, consultancy agreements, general terms and conditions, bespoke frame work agreements, deeds, licences, and other commercially related documents is a must.

    Personal Qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal English

  • Ability to deliver focussed clear advice with active listening skills

  • Open outgoing personality and inspires positivity

  • Self-motivated and self-sufficient with excellent time management

  • A real desire to build relationships with customers at all levels across the business

  • Commercial approach

  • Confident with IT systems including case management and electronic communication

  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity

  • Analytical and attentive to detail

  • Ability to travel nationally when required.

Work based and behavioural competencies

  • Ability to seek new opportunities and continuous improvement solutions that add value to the customer experience.

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