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Bindmans LLP Central London, London, UK
Apr 19, 2018
Full time
Start Date:         May/June 2018 Highly recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers, Bindmans LLP’s Family department is recruiting an experienced solicitor, at least 3+ years qualified with an established reputation.  We are looking for a highly motivated Solicitor who would like to work with our first class team. You will have experience as a family solicitor with a particular interest in divorce, financial disputes arising from divorce or separation, private law children, domestic violence and cross border children work. The candidate will also require an excellent track record as a solicitor and solid academic background. We are developing our collaborative and mediation services: experience and qualifications are desirable. Overview of key responsibilities The fee earner is responsible to the Head of the Family Department, and to the firm as a whole, for the effective and efficient conduct of cases on behalf of clients in accordance with the overall policies and objectives of the firm.    The fee earner is also responsible for pro-active development and promotion of the firm’s high standards and reputation.  Skills & Experience Qualified solicitor with an excellent academic background Experience of divorce and financial remedies work is essential Experience of cross border children work is highly desirable Experience in all areas of family law is desirable  Equality & Diversity Bindmans LLP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in our firm and our wider profession.  Applications from candidates, who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged. How to apply: Please visit the Careers Section of our website www.bindmans.com for further details and to view the  Job Description & Person Specification for the role. Closing date for applications:  30 April 2018 STRICTLY NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
Bird & Bird Bristol
Apr 11, 2018
Full time
"Great quality in specialist areas..., which is hard to find outside London" – Chambers UK We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded top tier Corporate team in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected and expanding team with the prospect of a varied and complex workload. You will have the opportunity to work on both national and international deals whilst also becoming involved in some of the South West region's most significant transactions. The practice The Bristol team provide the full spectrum of corporate services including private equity, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, fund formation and financial services. We focus on acting for clients within the key sectors of digital business, financial services, real estate & infrastructure and energy & utilities. With clients such as large quoted companies, privately owned businesses, banks, financial institutions and private equity houses, in the last year the team have acted on over 60 deals with an aggregate value of over £2billion. To find out more about the practice, please see the link below. http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/corporate/ The team "As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers UK The team is led by Chambers rated Alisdair Livingstone, Partner, and also comprises of 6 further Partners, 1 Legal Director, 2 Associate Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 9 Associates, 3 Trainee Solicitors and 1 Paralegal. The team also works closely with the Corporate teams in Osborne Clarke LLP's Thames Valley and London offices, meaning that the department is made up of 70 lawyers overall. The work Advised Fevertree Drinks plc on their successful £154m AIM IPO. Advised Rotork plc on the £125m acquisition of Bifold Group Limited. Advised LDC and Management on the sale of A-Gas to KKR. Advised the shareholders of Integral on the $330m sale to JLL. Advised Student Castle on the sale of a £330m portfolio of student accommodation. Advised InfraRed capital Partners on its investment in the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay renewable energy project. Advised Tribal Group plc on its £41m rights issue and disposal of Synergy business Technical skills and experience You will have completed a seat within Corporate during training at a well-respected City or National firm. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to an Associate, although we will consider candidates with more experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.
Bird & Bird Bristol
Apr 09, 2018
Full time
"Great quality in specialist areas..., which is hard to find outside London" – Chambers UK We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded top tier Corporate team in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected and expanding team with the prospect of a varied and complex workload. You will have the opportunity to work on both national and international deals whilst also becoming involved in some of the South West region's most significant transactions. The practice The Bristol team provide the full spectrum of corporate services including private equity, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, fund formation and financial services. We focus on acting for clients within the key sectors of digital business, financial services, real estate & infrastructure and energy & utilities. With clients such as large quoted companies, privately owned businesses, banks, financial institutions and private equity houses, in the last year the team have acted on over 60 deals with an aggregate value of over £2billion. To find out more about the practice, please see the link below. http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/corporate/ The team "As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers UK The team is led by Chambers rated Alisdair Livingstone, Partner, and also comprises of 6 further Partners, 1 Legal Director, 2 Associate Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 9 Associates, 3 Trainee Solicitors and 1 Paralegal. The team also works closely with the Corporate teams in Osborne Clarke LLP's Thames Valley and London offices, meaning that the department is made up of 70 lawyers overall. The work Advised Fevertree Drinks plc on their successful £154m AIM IPO. Advised Rotork plc on the £125m acquisition of Bifold Group Limited. Advised LDC and Management on the sale of A-Gas to KKR. Advised the shareholders of Integral on the $330m sale to JLL. Advised Student Castle on the sale of a £330m portfolio of student accommodation. Advised InfraRed capital Partners on its investment in the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay renewable energy project. Advised Tribal Group plc on its £41m rights issue and disposal of Synergy business Technical skills and experience You will have completed a seat within Corporate during training at a well-respected City or National firm. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to an Associate, although we will consider candidates with more experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.
Bird & Bird London
Apr 09, 2018
Full time
We have an exciting opportunity for a trade mark focused Paralegal to join our IP Litigation team in London on a full-time, permanent basis. The team handle disputes in all forms of intellectual property, whether through alternative dispute resolution, litigation in the national courts or the opposition of trade marks at the UKIPO, EUIPO or in the relevant national offices. We cover a diverse range of issues, including copyright, design, patent and trade mark infringement, opposition proceedings and revocation and invalidity actions. We have particular expertise in trade mark filing work with a focus on brands and technology. As well as advising a large number of clients in the publishing, FMCG and food and drink industries with the full range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark issues, we are an acknowledged leader in growth areas such as online content licensing and streaming, social media, online broadcasting and gaming. Our client base includes many leading FMCG, technology and media companies so it’s not surprising that we are a ‘go to’ firm for some of the most complex and novel trade mark/IP questions. The team also regularly manage large trade mark/IP projects and transactions for clients based in Europe, the US and Asia, providing advice on everything from trade mark strategy and prosecution to enforcement and licensing issues. Key responsibilities Preparing and filing trade marks (and renewals and other trade mark recordals) directly at the UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO and instructing overseas agents Instructing trade mark searches Effectively and proactively manage client portfolios using WebTMS Proactively take responsibility liaising with clients and local agents and reporting on the prosecution of trade marks Reviewing incoming and outgoing correspondence to identify key information, statutory deadlines, timetables for future activity/requirements and other docketing details Running a docketing diary, issuing reminders to the team's solicitors/trade mark attorneys and ensuring that the diary for relevant cases is always current Due diligence related to trade mark portfolios including auditing of data from national IPO and other commercial databases Trade mark records management – use of the firm's database to ensure all activity is docketed and able to be audited at all times Proactively identify opportunities, actively contribute and be involved with ad-hoc projects as given by the team Technical skills and experience You will have experience in trade mark formalities and administration activities including database experience using Web TMS or other similar trade mark databases. You will also have experience of managing large client portfolios and liaising with overseas trade mark agents. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organisation and time management are also essential. The CITMA paralegal qualification is also highly desirable. The candidate You will: Demonstrate a 'can-do', positive work ethic; Be decisive, responsible and take ownership of issues that arise; Be flexible and show openness to change; Have a logical approach to working; Have the ability to remain calm under pressure, demonstrating prioritisation skills; and Demonstrate attention to detail (in particular recording data and deadlines). Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications. If you would like any further information about the role or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb (Recruitment Manager) on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. This vacancy is for a Paralegal position, it is not an entry route to a training contract at Osborne Clarke LLP – the two recruitment processes are completely separate. No Recruitment Agencies Please. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.
Fladgate London, UK
Apr 06, 2018
Contract
Job profile Title HR1013 Banking & Finance Associate (2-4 PQE) Maternity Cover Department Property Reporting to A Property Partner Chargeable hours target 1350    The firm Fladgate is a commercially astute law firm with a strong international focus, serving a wide range of corporate, institutional and private clients.  We have a long heritage of delivering highquality legal advice.  We are one of the UK’s top 100 law firms, with over 75 partners and a reputation for providing solutions that work. We have a broad skills base that covers a wide spectrum of legal services arranged into three main offerings: • Real estate – which includes planning, construction and property litigation teams. • Corporate – which includes banking, commercial, sports, financial services, tax, private capital, funds, technology, intellectual property, employment and immigration teams. • Litigation – which includes regulatory, governance and investigations, banking litigation, arbitration, contentious trust, family and matrimonial, civil fraud and asset protection teams. We also operate a number of specialist cross-departmental teams that provide co-ordinated advice on a range of issues.  In addition to advising a substantial UK-based client base, the firm provides a proactive and efficient service for clients with international business through specialist groups which serve continental Europe, India, Israel, South Africa, the Middle East, Russia/CIS, US, Canada and the Asia Pacific region.  Operating from London and comprising multilingual and multi-qualified lawyers, these groups facilitate cross-border activities for a diverse range of companies.  The firm is a member of the International Lawyers Network, a worldwide non-exclusive association of high-quality full service law firms based in 67 countries.  The Property department A fantastic opportunity to join our market leading property department which currently comprises 28 partners, 26 fee earners, 4 trainees and 20 support staff (including paralegals). Initially as a 1 year maternity cover on a fixed term contract joining in July 2018.  As the property department grows our aim is to recruit astute, motivated and enthusiastic individuals to represent the Fladgate brand. We offer exceptional training and career development and the opportunity to work with some of the best in the business.    The role As an associate in the property department you will join a friendly team and have the opportunity to take on a great deal of responsibility. Direct client contact is encouraged. The work will include but not be limited to: • supporting the partners to ensure smooth running of finance transactions crossdepartmentally; • drafting facility agreements/security documents; • using Loan Market Association standard forms; • dealing with complex closings (including conditions precedent, etc.)   Duties and responsibilities • Take responsibility under supervision and manage all aspects of client work in line with the firm’s quality control procedures and the Lexcel office manual. • Deal directly with other lawyers and clients. • Take work from a number of partners and associates and manage workload. • Draft all documentation observing house style. • Meet all financial targets. • Assist in business development and marketing initiatives. • Supervise junior members of the department including paralegals and trainees where      required. • Keep up to date with developments within the law and develop expertise. • Attend appropriate training sessions and ensure CPD obligations are met. • Take an active part in departmental activities. • Present and give training sessions internally and to clients where appropriate. • Manage the workflow to secretarial and support staff. • Follow all reasonable instructions.       Person specification • Qualified solicitor in England and Wales, good degree (minimum 2.1) and minimum ABB at “A” level (or equivalent). • Post admission experience within a property team in UK private practice. • Direct client interaction is important. • Able to demonstrate exceptional case management and meticulous attention to detail. • Able to demonstrate a proven track record of excellent direct client contact and client care. • Achieves results within given timescales. • Prioritises tasks effectively. • Good co-ordination and organisational skills.  
Pinsent Masons London, UK
Apr 06, 2018
Full time
CONTENTIOUS FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER – LONDON   Brief We are currently looking to recruit a lawyer to join the Firm's contentious financial services offering in the London office. The candidate will work in the Firm's "Insurance, Regulatory and Products Team" (IRP) and therefore the candidate will have a broad experience of financial services' disputes and contentious regulatory matters. We are ideally looking for a dynamic candidate with excellent client skills and with 4 to 5 years' PQE of experience. The work will principally be contentious regulatory and commercial litigation for financial services firms, predominantly being insurers (non-claims work) and asset managers, based around: professional negligence High Court actions (such as execution errors or data breaches by Insurers and Asset Managers) and large FOS complaints (such as for SIPP providers, IFAs, etc); large scale multi-million pound profit share and commission disputes between regulated and non-regulated businesses; class shareholder actions for and on behalf of Insurance monies and asset managers (such as RBS rights issue, Tesco, VW, etc); advising on retail and commercial product sales with a view to avoiding or mitigating regulatory enforcement (including, recently, one of the largest in the market relating to the sale of £3.5bn of structured deposit products for one product producer); more generally, FCA and PRA contentious regulatory issues with the FCA (including investigations and enhanced supervision projects, see the recent emphasis on asset management regulation and FCA investigation in low value insurance products); the novel area of compensation schemes, pioneered in this team and for which we have received market leading instructions. Financial Services and Insurance at Pinsent Masons   The Financial Services Sector is one of the largest in revenue terms of our four Global Sectors.  Insurance sits at the heart of our financial services practice, with three out of ten of the Firm's top ten clients last year coming from the Insurance sector.   Background on the IRP team The IRP Team consists of approximately 40 lawyers (13 partners, 27 juniors) who focus on both contentious and non-contentious financial services work allowing for opportunities of close collaboration and cross team working. The Team's primary clients are leading market financial services firms such as global banks, insurers, funds and brokers. Clients include major global and UK insurance businesses like Allianz, Aviva, AXA, Bupa, Direct Line Group, Legal & General, RSA, Simplyhealth and Zurich.  We also act for a number of broker groups and leading brand retail distributors, as well as leading asset managers (work for whom is serviced throughout the IRP team), such as Lloyds Banking Group, RBS, and Barclays LGIM and Railpen. The nature of the work is a broad base of contentious insurance work and will involve supporting one or more of the contentious partners and/or senior associates within a team environment. The Candidate Required The successful candidate must be technically excellent but, equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client-focussed approach. They will also have excellent communication and organisational skills.    Ultimately, they will have the soft-skills allied with technical delivery to create their own practice and generate revenue.  Lawyers in the IRP Team are encouraged to develop trusted adviser status at the Executive level for our largest clients, and they will be supported to develop these skills by lawyers with a proven track record of doing this.    The Opportunity The very best national and international work. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The Firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.    
Mishcon De Reya London, UK
Mar 28, 2018
Contract
Job Title   Paralegal - Litigation ( IP - Trade Marks)   Job Location   London   Opening Date   28-Mar-2018   Business Area   Dispute Resolution   Description The Firm Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937 we now have offices in London and New York, employ more than 700 people, with over 400 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals.  In every area of the law that we operate, Mishcon de Reya LLP prides itself in providing a best in class service to its clients. Specifically we offer the following legal services: corporate; dispute resolution; employment; family; private client; and real estate. An entrepreneurial spirit - where candour and involvement are key - characterises our ability to develop and execute the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals in all these areas. We are an independent firm with an international footprint that extends far beyond our offices in London and New York. The Group The services provided by our Brands team encompass the full life cycle of a brand, from creation through to protection and enforcement. We are experts in trade mark and design filing but we go beyond this. We add value to businesses by playing a strategic advisory role – finding the right legal strategy to best support your commercial strategy. We operate across four key areas – clearance (including acquisition), monitoring, disputes, and domain names – working in tandem with our IP litigation and commercial contracts teams. We have strong relationships with industry bodies across a variety of sectors and work closely with the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices and the World Intellectual Property Organisation Responsibilities/Duties Duties include, but are not limited to: Liaising with clients in a timely, professional and courteous manner. Typing and amending attendance notes, letters, faxes presentations and other documents as required, using Microsoft Office and the DMS. To regularly, frequently and accurately maintain and update correspondence and other filing. To maintain confidentiality in respect of those matters which are commercially sensitive or secret. To transcribe audio dictation and copy type letters, memos and reports and to prepare signed correspondence for despatch. Liaising with other departments where required. Maintaining client contact details on CRM (Interaction) database. Photocopying, faxing and filing. Preparation of monthly bills. Checking for monies on account to see whether bills have been paid. To work under pressure to meet deadlines. Providing support as required by the fee-earners and working with other secretaries/paralegals in the Department.   Skills/Attributes Ideally LPC/BPTC qualified or equivalent Experience working in Trade Marks or IP as a paralegal ideal Excellent attention to detail Excellent organisational skills Ability to effectively manage own workload Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels Ability to work independently and as part of a team Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders Resilient and calm under pressure Adaptable and flexible approach Pro-active and takes initiative Proficiency in MS Packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer Experience with Document Management Systems is an advantage (3 month fixed term contract with potential to extend)

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