The team currently comprises 5 partners, 16 solicitors 4 trainees and 4 paralegals.
The team advises fund managers, advisers, other service providers and investors on a range of matters relating to their work and ongoing strategic issues.
The team has exceptional market knowledge and is responsible for providing extensive and finely tuned advice to their clients. Many of their clients' projects bring together a number of disciplines; frequently drawing on the expertise of the firm’s banking and finance, commercial, corporate, employment, real estate and tax lawyers to provide a seamless service, however complex the work.
The individual will be required to carry out a broad range of good quality work.
Key duties will include:
- Assisting with the coordination of transactions, including private equity fund closings and secondary deals.
- Assisting with AML/KYC and subscription agreements for fundraisings.
- Preparing FCA application and notification forms.
- Processing amendments to key fund documents.
- Contact with clients and the FCA by telephone.
The right candidate will possess strong academic qualifications from A Levels, with a minimum 2:1 degree. Prior experience as an investment management paralegal is not required.
The individual will be self-motivated, organised, interested in, and committed to providing high quality technical legal support in a practical context to fee earners. Strong attention to detail is essential, along with excellent time management skills and a meticulous approach to work.
The candidate take a pro-active stance, able to work independently following appropriate instruction or in a team, and take responsibility for the work product delivered.
Please note that the job description is not exhaustive and may vary in line with changes in the team’s objectives and firm’s policy.
The paralegal development programme
We have a paralegal development programme which is designed to equip our paralegals with the broad range of skills and knowledge they need to be effective in their roles. The programme also includes sessions covering essential legal and business skills required at the start of a career in law, recognising the fact that many solicitors begin their careers as paralegals. For the right candidate, this role could either provide an opportunity for a long-term paralegal position or potentially a stepping stone towards a training contract.
Our commitment to inclusion
At Macfarlanes we understand the importance of an inclusive culture, the continued development of which has been identified as one of our key priorities. Our focus is to foster an inclusive culture throughout the firm, from entry level to partnership. It is about recruiting, retaining and promoting all groups in the firm fairly, and we are continually reviewing our processes to ensure that everyone has the same chance to develop and advance. An inclusive, forward-thinking culture also enables us to provide innovative solutions to our clients.