Addleshaw Goddard

We are a premium business law firm with international reach and an exceptional breadth of services.

By delivering what clients want wherever they need it, from high value strategic advice, to the everyday, we pride ourselves on our straight talking approach and a service which is high quality, focused and consistently excellent.

Experience how we can help to protect and grow your business through our long-term relationship investment, our understanding of your markets and sectors, combined with our collaborative team culture and we'll soon have you rethinking any fixed ideas you might have had about business lawyers.

Read on for more information about the firm, how we make a difference and indeed, what's different about us.

Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Commercial Litigation Lawyer - Manchester   Commercial Litigation Lawyer Level of role                          Associate (1 - 4 PQE) Department                           Litigation Location                                Manchester The Firm Our Commercial Litigation team in Manchester is Tier 1 ranked in both Chambers and the Legal 500 directories and have both Partners (Mark Molyneux and Susan Garrett) ranked as Leading Individuals.  We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice: we not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really 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 "bold and beautiful" clients. We are a natural choice for talent – a firm where people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. We do fantastic work: exciting, challenging, fulfilling work that adds significant value to our clients, our people and our business. We are also known for our uncompromising quality. Everything we do – large and small, with our colleagues and our clients – stands up alongside the best. We are recognised for our extraordinary effort that creates sustainable value and a consistently positive experience for our clients, people and communities. The Group The Litigation Group understands that an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the transactions underpinning the disputes we deal with is essential to the sensible resolution of those disputes.  The unit represents a large number of blue chip companies, public sector authorities/departments and high net worth individuals across a huge range of sectors – retail, transport, digital, food and drink, health, industrial, automotive, energy, utilities, financial services etc. Often working very closely with our non-contentious colleagues, our in-depth knowledge and understanding of the way our clients operate gives us a significant advantage over our opponents, who are often the magic circle/major city firms.  We have a real expertise in the issues which are important, including fast delivery of commercial solutions to complex and critical issues, with the ability to utilise a combination of formal proceedings (including court and arbitral proceedings) and all aspect of alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation and adjudication. Our Requirements We are looking to recruit an associate for the Manchester Litigation team who has experience working on commercial litigation matters.  It is essential that you have the core skills, quality and versatility to work on any type of commercial litigation and arbitration. Any successful application will need the following skills: Ability to support cases across a broad range of commercial litigation issues.   The ability to manage aspects of complex cases and clients, with proven negotiation skills. Displays a knowledge of key areas of the law by providing clear, precise, practical advice. The ability to liaise effectively with other fee earners from within the group, but also to liaise and coordinate with fee earners from other relevant disciplines and jurisdictions as required.   Be keen to operate in a challenging, team-based environment.   Background The successful candidate will have: Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree at least 6 months' experience of commercial litigation gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level clear understanding of the operation and structure of a Top 20 law firm   ability to achieve continuous improvement and development  Addleshaw Goddard is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities  
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Real Estate Lawyer - Newly Qualified - Manchester   Real Estate Lawyer - Newly Qualified - Manchester Level of role        Associate (NQ) Division               Real Estate             Location             Manchester               The Real Estate Division is one of Addleshaw Goddard's largest, comprising a team in excess of 200. Within the Leeds office, the mainstream Real Estate team currently comprises of five partners and over 30 other fee earners. Our Requirements We are looking for a junior Real Estate Associate to work on a variety of commercial property work including landlord and tenant, property management, sales and purchases, and working as a member of a couple of the firms principal client account teams. This is a high performing, cohesive and busy team with excellent prospects for career development.  You will handle your own matters (with supervision) and assist the Partners and Managing Associates on more complex matters.  We have a strong reputation for providing Associates with early levels of responsibility within a supportive, stretching environment. Knowledge, skills and experience required Suitable candidates will have strong academics and gained at least six months real estate experience during their training contract or post qualification at a City or leading national practice recognised for construction or Real Estate work. Along with excellent communication skills, we are seeking candidates with a good grounding in the basic elements of real estate law, a willingness to learn and develop commercial awareness, good social skills and plenty of drive and enthusiasm to help us to provide an excellent client service. In addition to this you should be able to demonstrate you are able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, challenging environment, where you will be required to meet tight deadlines. Background As well as the above skills and competencies required, you will have:  excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree and ABB at A Level or equivalent  clear understanding of the operation and structure of a top law firm   ability to achieve continuous improvement and development            Addleshaw Goddard is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities  
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Asset Finance Lawyer (2 - 4 PQE) - Manchester   Asset Finance Lawyer (2-4 PQE) - Manchester Our Requirements  We would like to recruit a lawyer into our team with between two and four years of post-qualification experience to cover a mixed workload of transactional asset finance matters.  The role would give real insight into the industry and would suit someone who likes to find practical solutions to solve complex problems.  There are plenty of opportunities to work independently and as part of a team and all associates are provided with technical sector specific training and more general finance training.    About you  We would like you to have:  An excellent academic record with a minimum 2:1 degree  At least two years of asset finance or project finance experience gained within a comparable legal environment  Experience of working in a leading law firm and an understanding of how such firms operate  Client relationship skills and with an aptitude to generate work    A desire to undertake intellectually stimulating work    The Team  Our Asset Finance Team is a market leader in the asset finance industry and externally has been recognised for this (twice winning the Leasing Life Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year).  The Asset Finance Team is unique in the industry in the breadth and depth of experience it offers to clients. The team has plans for continued growth and is therefore looking to recruit to support this growth.  We undertake a variety of domestic and international equipment financing work across various sectors including energy, transport, health and digital.  Our work typically focuses on structures involving structured leasing arrangements, debt finance, receivables financing and block discounting.  Assets financed include aircraft and aircraft engines, energy generation equipment, IT equipment, medical equipment, plant and machinery, rolling stock, software and vehicles.  We work across a spectrum of ticket sizes.   Our client base is second to none and is funder led. Our associates are encouraged to develop client relationships and client interaction is an important part of day to day life in the team.  Interaction with other teams in the firm is also a regular feature of life in the team. 
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Commercial Managing Associate - Manchester   Commercial Managing Associate - Manchester Level of role - Managing Associate Division - Commercial  Location - Manchester  The Firm  We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice.  We not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really 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 "bold and beautiful" clients.  The Group Our Commercial team is a national group, with teams working in each AG office. The Manchester team consists of four partners,  thirteen fee earners, and two trainees, who are involved in a range of activities including technology, outsourcing and IP, media and advertising, commercial contracts, competition, and procurement, with a strong presence in Digital, Retail and Consumer, and Financial Services sector work. The team is ranked in the top band in the North West in IP, IT and Telecoms, and Media & Entertainment in Legal 500. Our Requirements We are looking for someone who first and foremost is a strong commercial lawyer with good general commercial background.  You will take responsibility as an advisor on a range of small to medium complex projects, in addition to working in teams on larger IT, and/or IP, and commercial projects across various sectors (including those above).  You will manage your own workload as well as supporting partners on large and complex matters, handling a spread of commercial work as and when needed by clients.  Your focus will be to build relationships with clients and to handle all of their commercial needs. At this stage in your career you are likely to have developed a specialism in a particular area of Commercial law and we will encourage you to develop that further. You will also maintain some broader work to provide variety to your work and flexibility for the team. As a Managing Associate, you will play a key part in shaping and driving the development of the team and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to take on additional responsibility and advance your career.  Knowledge, skills and experience required To be able to advise at the level required in this role, we expect that you will have gained a minimum of 5 years' post qualification experience or equivalent in a comparable practice. You may have gained some experience in-house, but the majority of your experience ideally will have been based in a law firm. In building this experience you will have demonstrated strong technical and analytical skills, a keen intellect and a commercial mindset. You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to provide pragmatic, robust and tailored advice in a way that supports internal and external clients alike. You will have developed strong client management skills and built a track record of strong financial performance.  The successful candidate will have:       ►   Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree ►   At least five years' experience gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level  ►   Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a leading law firm and the needs of the clients of a top flight team 
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Company Secretarial Advisor Company Secretarial Advisor - Manchester The Firm We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice: we not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really 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 "bold and beautiful" clients. We are a natural choice for talent – a firm where people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. We do fantastic work: exciting, challenging, fulfilling work that adds significant value to our clients, our people and our business. We are also known for our uncompromising quality. Everything we do – large and small, with our colleagues and our clients – stands up alongside the best. We are recognised for our extraordinary effort that creates sustainable value and a consistently positive experience for our clients, people and communities. The Role Working within the Corporate Services team, providing an outsourced company secretarial service to clients and providing transactional support to mainstream Corporate lawyers. Advising quoted clients on legal and regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues. Completing the incorporation of new companies. Knowledge, skills and experience required   Any successful applicant will need the following skills: ¢    The ability to deliver excellent client service and liaise with colleagues and clients at all levels. ¢     Ambition to develop real expertise in all aspects of company secretarial law and practice / corporate governance ¢    Ability and drive to work within and contribute to a growing team Background The successful candidate will have: ¢    Educated to degree level (or equivalent) ¢    Part or fully ICSA qualified or committed to working towards this qualification ¢    Previous experience of working within a professional services organisation or a demonstrable understanding of the requirements of doing so ¢    A clear understanding of the importance of high standards of client care and attention to detail ¢    Excellent written and verbal communication skills ¢    Committed to developing a company secretarial career within a professional services environment ¢    The ability to work in a team
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Real Estate Finance Associate or Managing Associate (Leeds or Manchester) Real Estate Finance Associate/Senior Associate (Leeds or Manchester) Level of role       Associate or Senior Associate Division      Finance and Projects Location     Leeds or Manchester The Firm At Addleshaw Goddard we not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. A natural choice for FTSE100 clients and for the best talent, our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued.  They think in our clients’ shoes, as part of a team - effective business people as well as efficient lawyers.  Our Requirements If you are searching for something a bit different and would like the opportunity to join a thriving and growing team, Addleshaw Goddard are looking for an experienced Real Estate lawyer to work on all property aspects of a real estate finance transaction matters representing major banks and other financial institutions. The successful candidate will also be expected to actively participate in business development opportunities, both in the local market and nationally.  Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required  You will:  · be a qualified lawyer with at least five PQE in real estate for the managing associate role or at least 1 years PQE for the associate role ( but we may be interested in more/less experienced candidates) · have the ability to actively support complex transactions, liaising and coordinating with fee earners from other relevant disciplines as needed the enthusiasm to develop our business and market to clients · the patience and experience to develop junior associates, trainees and paralegals in the team    The successful candidate will have: · Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent · Strong commercial awareness – but most importantly a willingness to learn and a genuine interest in real estate · Excellent organisation skills · A proven team worker  Addleshaw Goddard is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities
Addleshaw Goddard Leeds, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Real Estate Finance Associate or Managing Associate (Leeds or Manchester) Real Estate Finance Associate/Senior Associate (Leeds or Manchester) Level of role       Associate or Senior Associate Division      Finance and Projects Location     Leeds or Manchester The Firm At Addleshaw Goddard we not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. A natural choice for FTSE100 clients and for the best talent, our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued.  They think in our clients’ shoes, as part of a team - effective business people as well as efficient lawyers.  Our Requirements If you are searching for something a bit different and would like the opportunity to join a thriving and growing team, Addleshaw Goddard are looking for an experienced Real Estate lawyer to work on all property aspects of a real estate finance transaction matters representing major banks and other financial institutions. The successful candidate will also be expected to actively participate in business development opportunities, both in the local market and nationally.  Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required  You will:  · be a qualified lawyer with at least five PQE in real estate for the managing associate role or at least 1 years PQE for the associate role ( but we may be interested in more/less experienced candidates) · have the ability to actively support complex transactions, liaising and coordinating with fee earners from other relevant disciplines as needed the enthusiasm to develop our business and market to clients · the patience and experience to develop junior associates, trainees and paralegals in the team    The successful candidate will have: · Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent · Strong commercial awareness – but most importantly a willingness to learn and a genuine interest in real estate · Excellent organisation skills · A proven team worker  Addleshaw Goddard is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Senior Paralegal - Transaction Services Team - Leeds & Manchester roles   Transaction Services Team – Senior Paralegal - Leeds & Manchester lroles Join our well-established, high performing and busy Transaction Services Team (TST) as a Senior Paralegal to help us deliver a world class service to our clients. For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to work with a team of committed professionals and contribute to our proven success. Our team focuses on tasks that are found in a wide variety of legal assignments but which do not necessarily need to be done by qualified lawyers. In this role, we are ideally looking for someone with banking or finance transaction experience. As a Senior Paralegal in the TST, you may be asked to complete tasks such as drafting company search reports, drafting transaction documents, helping to run the conditions precedent process form both lender and borrower side, Companies House registrations and dealing with post completion on transactions, amongst others.   We are supported by the use of technology and this plays a key role in enabling Addleshaw Goddard to respond to client demand for more innovative and better value services. Launched in 2010, we are now one of our biggest divisions with over 140 employees, made up of solicitor apprentices, paralegals and solicitors. 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 have a strong team culture, with opportunities to join our TST social committee, charity initiatives and sports teams. If you join the TST, aside from a competitive salary and flexible benefits package, you'll get fantastic opportunities to support some of the UK's largest FTSE100 clients and go on exciting internal or client secondments. We believe in continuous development and progression. We believe in it so strongly that we created a career framework and training programme specifically for the TST. As part of that framework you'll have a progress review every 3 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, CILEx sponsorship and management or technical development programmes. The Role The role of a TST Senior Paralegal is varied. You will primarily work to help the finance and projects division, but will also work in close connection with the wider TST, assisting on other tasks or projects as needed. The type of tasks that you'd be assisting on could include the following: Drafting and reviewing transactional documentation, such as corporate authorisations and standard form security documents Drafting a variety of Companies House forms  Running the conditions precedent process on a variety of banking transactions  Assisting on the completion of transactions including physical completion meetings  Assisting with post completion on banking transactions, including Companies House registrations, bibling and organisation of original documents   Assisting with projects from the wider team as necessary which may include contract reviews, e-disclosure or  document management         What we are looking for 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. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who takes real pride in their work and who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. You will have: A high level of attention to detail   Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all  levels A positive, enthusiastic, and proactive approach to their work   Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands   The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency   Common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise sound judgement   A strong desire to develop and succeed   An NVQ Apprenticeship Level 3 or a Degree level qualification is desirable  Previous paralegal experience or similar legal work experience is essential     
Addleshaw Goddard Leeds, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Senior Paralegal - Transaction Services Team - Leeds & Manchester roles   Transaction Services Team – Senior Paralegal - Leeds & Manchester lroles Join our well-established, high performing and busy Transaction Services Team (TST) as a Senior Paralegal to help us deliver a world class service to our clients. For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to work with a team of committed professionals and contribute to our proven success. Our team focuses on tasks that are found in a wide variety of legal assignments but which do not necessarily need to be done by qualified lawyers. In this role, we are ideally looking for someone with banking or finance transaction experience. As a Senior Paralegal in the TST, you may be asked to complete tasks such as drafting company search reports, drafting transaction documents, helping to run the conditions precedent process form both lender and borrower side, Companies House registrations and dealing with post completion on transactions, amongst others.   We are supported by the use of technology and this plays a key role in enabling Addleshaw Goddard to respond to client demand for more innovative and better value services. Launched in 2010, we are now one of our biggest divisions with over 140 employees, made up of solicitor apprentices, paralegals and solicitors. 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 have a strong team culture, with opportunities to join our TST social committee, charity initiatives and sports teams. If you join the TST, aside from a competitive salary and flexible benefits package, you'll get fantastic opportunities to support some of the UK's largest FTSE100 clients and go on exciting internal or client secondments. We believe in continuous development and progression. We believe in it so strongly that we created a career framework and training programme specifically for the TST. As part of that framework you'll have a progress review every 3 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, CILEx sponsorship and management or technical development programmes. The Role The role of a TST Senior Paralegal is varied. You will primarily work to help the finance and projects division, but will also work in close connection with the wider TST, assisting on other tasks or projects as needed. The type of tasks that you'd be assisting on could include the following: Drafting and reviewing transactional documentation, such as corporate authorisations and standard form security documents Drafting a variety of Companies House forms  Running the conditions precedent process on a variety of banking transactions  Assisting on the completion of transactions including physical completion meetings  Assisting with post completion on banking transactions, including Companies House registrations, bibling and organisation of original documents   Assisting with projects from the wider team as necessary which may include contract reviews, e-disclosure or  document management         What we are looking for 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. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who takes real pride in their work and who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. You will have: A high level of attention to detail   Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all  levels A positive, enthusiastic, and proactive approach to their work   Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands   The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency   Common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise sound judgement   A strong desire to develop and succeed   An NVQ Apprenticeship Level 3 or a Degree level qualification is desirable  Previous paralegal experience or similar legal work experience is essential     
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Real Estate Paralegal   Join our high performing, dynamic and busy Transaction Services Team (TST) as a property Paralegal to help us deliver a world class service to our clients. For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to work with a team of committed professionals at the forefront of change in the legal industry.   The TST focuses on tasks that are found in a wide variety of legal assignments but which do not necessarily need to be done by qualified lawyers, such as document review, due diligence and e-disclosure, as well as process elements of transactional, advisory, commercial real estate and litigation work. It was set up by Addleshaw Goddard as an alternative, modern and more efficient approach to the conventional delivery of standardised legal services by law firms. The TST is supported by the use of technology and plays a key role in enabling Addleshaw Goddard to respond to client demand for more innovative and better value services.   The team has grown rapidly since its launch in 2010, and remains the only on-shore operation of its kind offered by any UK law firm.   The role As a property Paralegal you will work as part of the Transaction Services Team to provide support to fee earners in our Real Estate division. The work of a property Paralegal is varied and includes:   ¢  Running residential property transactions including plot sales, distressed sales and portfolio sales ¢  Processing servitudes, sales and leases for utility providers ¢  All areas of post completion work expected in a busy Real Estate department of a Commercial law firm, including the submission of LBTT returns for the more complex transactions involving leases, linked transactions, multiple sales and exempt transaction, and the submission of all Land Registry applications to include registration of dispositions, securities, discharges and deeds of restriction etc. ¢  Assisting in title reviews and due diligence exercises ¢  Setting up and managing data rooms for clients   What we are looking for 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. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who takes real pride in their work and who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. You will have:   ¢  Previous property paralegal experience. Whilst the majority of work will be Scottish any English paralegal experience would be useful ¢  Effective personal organisational and time management skills when managing priorities and incoming task requests. ¢  Organised, disciplined and thorough approach to maintaining document files. ¢  Has a high level of attention to detail. ¢  Effective written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels. ¢  Ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency, consistently demonstrating a flexible proactive "can-do" attitude. ¢  Works efficiently in a fast paced, dynamic environment. ¢  Have a positive, enthusiastic, conscientious and proactive approach. ¢  Demonstrates the ability to work on their own initiative. ¢ IT literate with good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook.
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Legal Innovation Specialist - Leeds & Manchester Legal Innovation Specialist - Leeds & Manchester Level of Role:                  Paralegal Department:                    Legal Technology and Innovation Reporting Line:               Innovation and Legal Technology Senior Manager Location:                         Leeds & Manchester Purpose of the Role An Innovation and Legal Technology Paralegal/Technologist will support the Innovation and Legal Technology team in delivering innovative new solutions and projects to clients across our business.   Duties With the appropriate training and guidance required, your key responsibilities will be: Scoping, defining and managing significant technical projects for clients and divisions across the firm Assisting at each stage of the development of new products and services, and the delivery to clients of new solutions. Configuring client sites, including document automation, alert coding and data visualisation. Assisting with the assessment and deployment of new software solutions. Interacting with clients regarding project design and delivery. Ensuring consistency and appropriate use of processes and programmes used by the team. Assisting in analysing data captured by various solutions. Ensuring a full suite of records is kept in relation to each live solution to be used by the team for future instances. Engaging across the Firm to promote Legal Technology and Innovation including attending internal and external meetings and proactively identifying and promoting opportunities to use technology to solve problems Liaising with IT, Infosec, Risk and procurement to ensure the team can react quickly to change whilst operating within firm guidelines for security Understanding and applying principles of the IT strategy to deliver innovative solutions which support the firm's longer term technology strategy Knowledge, skills and experience required Prior experience of working in a paralegal/innovation role within a commercial law firm An understanding of the challenges affecting law firms and the changing legal services market An understanding of how legal work is delivered Effective personal organisational and time management skills when managing priorities and incoming task requests A high level of attention to detail Effective written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency, consistently demonstrating a flexible proactive "can-do" attitude A positive, enthusiastic, conscientious and proactive approach Ability to plan and manage larger pieces of work
Addleshaw Goddard Leeds, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Legal Innovation Specialist - Leeds & Manchester Legal Innovation Specialist - Leeds & Manchester Level of Role:                  Paralegal Department:                    Legal Technology and Innovation Reporting Line:               Innovation and Legal Technology Senior Manager Location:                         Leeds & Manchester Purpose of the Role An Innovation and Legal Technology Paralegal/Technologist will support the Innovation and Legal Technology team in delivering innovative new solutions and projects to clients across our business.   Duties With the appropriate training and guidance required, your key responsibilities will be: Scoping, defining and managing significant technical projects for clients and divisions across the firm Assisting at each stage of the development of new products and services, and the delivery to clients of new solutions. Configuring client sites, including document automation, alert coding and data visualisation. Assisting with the assessment and deployment of new software solutions. Interacting with clients regarding project design and delivery. Ensuring consistency and appropriate use of processes and programmes used by the team. Assisting in analysing data captured by various solutions. Ensuring a full suite of records is kept in relation to each live solution to be used by the team for future instances. Engaging across the Firm to promote Legal Technology and Innovation including attending internal and external meetings and proactively identifying and promoting opportunities to use technology to solve problems Liaising with IT, Infosec, Risk and procurement to ensure the team can react quickly to change whilst operating within firm guidelines for security Understanding and applying principles of the IT strategy to deliver innovative solutions which support the firm's longer term technology strategy Knowledge, skills and experience required Prior experience of working in a paralegal/innovation role within a commercial law firm An understanding of the challenges affecting law firms and the changing legal services market An understanding of how legal work is delivered Effective personal organisational and time management skills when managing priorities and incoming task requests A high level of attention to detail Effective written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency, consistently demonstrating a flexible proactive "can-do" attitude A positive, enthusiastic, conscientious and proactive approach Ability to plan and manage larger pieces of work
Addleshaw Goddard Manchester, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Paralegal - Transaction Services Team - Manchester The Transaction Services Team is AG's award winning and dynamic response to the changing legal market. This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced legal professionals to expand their skill set and be part of a growing and exciting team and for anyone studying the GDL or LPC it offers the chance to gain valuable work experience whilst completing your studies.  However, we are not limiting recruitment to those with a legal background. We would welcome applicants with various experiences – those, for example, who have worked in a busy office or have excellent client facing skills or have extensive administrative experience would all be considered. Addleshaw Goddard is also one of the top 30 employers for working families and is able to offer part time hours to suit busy parents, students or those with other commitments. What will I be doing? The work of a Paralegal in the TST is a varied one. All of our Paralegals are assigned to one of the Divisionally aligned subteams. You can expect to work on a variety of assignments from across all of the Firm's Divisions, not just the one you are aligned to which gives you a good insight into the workings of a commercial law firm. The assignments you will be working on can include the following: Reviewing and reporting on contracts and other documentation as part of a corporate due diligence exercise Drafting and producing legal documentation and standard forms Assessing the relevance of a wide range of documentation as part of litigation cases Managing electronic data sites, uploading and ordering documentation, and liaising with third parties Providing transactional support on corporate, banking or real estate projects Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content Creating bundles for trial and employment tribunals Providing support to our clients on-site Looking at how technology can be used to deliver legal work more efficiently Any additional tasks as required by the business What are we looking for? 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. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who takes real pride in their work and who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. You will have: A high level of attention to detail Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all  levels A positive, enthusiastic, and proactive approach your work Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency Common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise sound judgement A strong desire to develop and succeed Previous paralegal or administration experience is of relevance, but not essential. Experience in relation to commercial contracts would be advantageous.
Addleshaw Goddard London, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Contract
Vacancy Description Senior Paralegal - Transaction Services Team - 12 month FTC - London   Senior Paralegal – Transaction Services Team – FTC 12 months The Firm We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice: we not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really 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 "bold and beautiful" clients. Transaction Services Team Join our high performing, dynamic and busy Transaction Services Team (TST) as a Paralegal to help us deliver a world class service to our clients, many of whom are listed on the FTSE 100. For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to develop and work with a team of likeminded and committed professionals at the forefront of change in the legal industry.    The TST focuses on tasks that are found in a wide variety of legal assignments but which do not necessarily need to be done by qualified lawyers, such as document review, due diligence and e-disclosure, as well as process elements of transactional, advisory, commercial real estate and litigation work. It was set up by Addleshaw Goddard as an alternative, modern and more efficient approach to the conventional delivery of standardised legal services by law firms.    Innovation and technology are a key part enabling Addleshaw Goddard to respond to client demand and provide market leading services. The team has grown ambitiously since its launch in 2010, and was the first of its kind with the UK legal market.    The TST also has a specifically designed career pathway which will enable you to progress your career with us as quickly as you able to develop. Our quarterly review process enables you to review your progress and provide you with clear guidance and support to assist your development.     The Role The work of a Senior Paralegal in the TST is a varied one.   You would be based within our London office working within the Litigation Division as an embedded paralegal.  You can expect to work on a variety of assignments which will give you a good insight into the workings of a commercial law firm in addition to a supporting your ongoing development. The assignments and tasks you can expect to be involved in include the following: Reviewing and reporting on contracts and other documentation as part of large litigation matters  Drafting and producing legal documentation and standard forms including witness statements  Assessing the relevance of a wide range of documentation and evidence  Managing electronic review platforms, uploading and ordering documentation, and liaising with third parties  Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content  Creating bundles and liaising with experts as part of trial preparation  Looking at how technology can be used to deliver legal work more efficiently  Researching into complex points of law Any additional tasks as required by the business  As a Senior Paralegal, we would also expect you to: Carry out the more technical and complex tasks undertaken by the team Manage larger, more complex projects the team is instructed to complete  Help to co-ordinate the work of others to ensure a consistent approach is adopted  Take instructions from fee earners, ensuring that requirements are understood  Help supervise and provide feedback to other members of the team      What we are looking for Due to the dynamic nature of the work we do and the international clients we service, the role is not an ordinary 9-5 job. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who takes real pride in their work and who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. In return you will be rewarded with fantastic opportunities to develop and progress along with competitive benefits. You will have: At least 18 months' experience of working as a paralegal in a commercial law firm on large or significant litigation matters  Strong technical knowledge in commercial litigation in, with the ability to work unsupervised on complex legal assignments  Experience of supporting a team at trial preferred  A high level of attention to detail Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels  A positive, enthusiastic, and proactive approach to their work  Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands  The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency  Common sense, commercial awareness and the ability to exercise sound judgement   
Addleshaw Goddard London, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Corporate Paralegal - FIRE   Corporate paralegal – FIRE - London Level of role          Paralegal Division        Corporate (Funds and Indirect Real Estate)          Location                London Join our high performing, dynamic and busy Transaction Services Team (TST) as a Paralegal to help us deliver a world class service to our clients, many of whom are listed on the FTSE 100.   For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to develop and work with a team of like-minded and committed professionals at the forefront of change in the legal industry.   The TST focuses on tasks that are found in a wide variety of legal assignments but which do not necessarily need to be done by qualified lawyers, such as document review, due diligence and e-disclosure, as well as process elements of transactional, advisory, commercial real estate and litigation work. It was set up by Addleshaw Goddard as an alternative, modern and more efficient approach to the conventional delivery of standardised legal services by law firms.   Innovation and technology are a key part enabling Addleshaw Goddard to respond to client demand and provide market leading services. The team has grown ambitiously since its launch in 2010, and was the first of its kind with the UK legal market. The TST also has a specifically designed career pathway which will enable you to progress your career with us as quickly as you able to develop. Our quarterly review process enables you to review your progress and provide you with clear guidance and support to assist your development. The Role The Paralegal will work as part of the Transaction Services Team to provide support to fee earners in our funds and indirect real estate team. As a Paralegal embedded in this team, the work is varied and includes; Providing support to fund lawyers and partners on fund establishment and investments – advising some of the largest fund investors and managers in the market  Reviewing and reporting on fund documents as part of fund due diligence exercises  Direct client involvement  Drafting and producing legal documentation and standard forms Managing the team's electronic data site, analysing data to produce market trends report  Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content  What we are looking for Due to the dynamic nature of the work we do and the international clients we service, the role is not an ordinary 9-5 job. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who takes real pride in their work and who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. In return you will be rewarded with fantastic opportunities to develop and progress along with competitive benefits. You will have: A positive, enthusiastic, and proactive approach to their work  A high level of attention to detail  Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demand  The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency  Common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise sound judgement    Ambition to develop and succeed    Flexibility to work ad hoc overtime when required       Previous corporate paralegal or administration experience is preferred, but not essential.  
Addleshaw Goddard London, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Corporate Associate   Corporate Associate/Managing Associates Level of role – (3-6 PQE) Department – Corporate Location - London The Firm We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice.  We not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really 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 "bold and beautiful" clients. The Group The Corporate team provides a full-service offering and includes transactional experience across M&A, Corporate Finance and Private Equity. The team advises on the full range of merger and acquisition transactions, public takeovers, tender offers, IPOs, secondary issues (both equity and debt), share buy-backs and corporate reorganisations and demergers, and works with a wide range of clients on multi-jurisdictional share and asset sales and purchases. Our Private Equity expertise extends to all areas of the sector, with our team comprising not only corporate lawyers but also specialists in energy, banking, fund formation, tax and employment. The Corporate Team have been recognised as the "go to firm for mid-market private equity". Our Private Equity team has been crowned 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Deal Structuring category at the British Private Equity Awards 2017 and are Tier 1 rankied for middle-market private equity (UK) in the latest edition of The Legal 500. The Opportunity We are looking to expand our high performing London Corporate Team and add to the corporate transactional expertise in the London team. We are keen to engage with Lawyers who have an interest or experience in Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, M&A, Financial Services or Energy. Successful candidates will run their own transactions, with appropriate support where needed, and will work alongside partners on a wide range of corporate instructions, for local, national and international clients. We have a strong reputation for nurturing our talent, providing a supportive and stretching environment with excellent prospects for career development.   We have a strong culture of support and collaboration and as a member of the team, you will be encouraged to contribute to business and practice development activities. Managing Associates can also be expected to be involved in the supervision and development of other team members. Knowledge, skills and experience required You should have gained at least three years' experience in corporate transactional roles in order to have gained the range of skills and expertise required for the position and a strong grounding in company law and corporate transactional work. This experience should ideally have been gained in a major national, international, City or equivalent firms but applicants from other backgrounds will be considered if they can demonstrate the required level of corporate transactional experience. You will also have:  Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree   A clear understanding of the operation and structure of a top law firm The ability to actively support complex transactions, liaising and coordinating with fee earners from other relevant disciplines as needed.   Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a leading law firm and the needs of the clients of a top flight team    Addleshaw Goddard is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities 
Addleshaw Goddard London, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Tax Associate - London Tax Associate - London Level of role       Associate       Division               Tax, Corporate and Commercial     Location               London The Firm We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice: we not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really 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 "bold and beautiful" clients. The Group Based within the Corporate and Commercial Division, our five-partner tax team works across all three UK offices providing tax advice and support across the firm. We operate as a single team and work is shared, giving associates the opportunity to work with, and learn from, all five partners. The team advises a wide range of clients, from entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses to FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies.  We act across the full gamut of tax issues, majoring on support for significant corporate, private equity and real estate transactions, but also providing banking and project finance, financial services and restructuring tax advice. The Role We are looking for a mid-level lawyer who can carry out effective, risk managed and profitable work for a range of different clients. You will be technically efficient and reliable, and will be expected to perform efficiently and to a high technical standard as client delivery and transaction values are key to this role.  You will be expected to identify areas of risk and thus opportunities for further advice.  You will have direct contact with our internal clients and, where appropriate, some of our external clients. You will be working on corporate and real estate transactions in particular, but will also support other teams carrying out a wide variety of work.  This will include document review, production and amendment, SPA reviews and corporate /real estate queries generally. Knowledge, skills and experience required To be able to advise at the level required in this role, we expect that you will have gained a minimum of two years' post qualification experience or equivalent in a comparable tax practice and will have gained a solid depth of understanding in UK corporate tax law, ideally advising on a range of different transactions.  You may have gained some experience in-house or in an accountancy practice, but the majority of your experience should have been based in a law firm.  Experience of international and cross-border work is desirable but not a pre-requisite. Our ideal candidate should have a keen intellect and a commercial mindset. You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to provide pragmatic, robust and tailored advice in a way that supports internal and external clients alike.  We are interested in candidates who demonstrate the following attributes: ►    The ability to actively support complex transactions, liaising and coordinating with fee earners from other relevant disciplines as needed. ►    The ability to contribute to the general upkeep of the group (whether that be to training, precedents, or know-how generally). ►    A proven record of a high standard of client care for existing clients at the highest level. ►    The enthusiasm to market to clients. ►    Detailed knowledge of key areas of the law, demonstrated by providing clear, precise, and practical advice.   Addleshaw Goddard has a strong reputation for providing Associates with early levels of responsibility within a supportive, stretching environment and so anyone taking up this role can expect to have a significant part in the team.  The ability and desire to take the initiative when required will be particularly important.. The successful candidate will have:   ►    Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent ►    At least two years' post qualification experience in a comparable tax practice ►    Strong commercial awareness ►    Excellent organisation skills ►    Proven team working abilities
Addleshaw Goddard London, UK
Sep 28, 2018
Full time
Vacancy Description Commercial Managing Associate - London   Commercial Managing Associate Level of role               Associate 2 / Managing Associate Division                  Commercial Location                       London   The Firm We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice.  We not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really 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 "bold and beautiful" clients. The Group Our Commercial team is a national group, with teams working in each AG office. The London team are involved in a range of activities including technology, outsourcing and IP, media and advertising, commercial contracts, competition, and procurement, with a strong presence in Digital, Retail and Consumer, and Financial Services sector work. The team is ranked in the top band in the North West in IP, IT and Telecoms, and Media & Entertainment in Legal 500. Our Requirements We are looking for someone who first and foremost is a strong commercial lawyer with good general commercial background.  You will take responsibility as an advisor on a range of small to medium complex projects, in addition to working in teams on larger IT, and/or IP, and commercial projects across various sectors (including those above). You will manage your own workload as well as supporting partners on large and complex matters, handling a spread of commercial work as and when needed by clients.  Your focus will be to build relationships with clients and to handle all of their commercial needs. At this stage in your career you are likely to have developed a specialism in a particular area of Commercial law and we will encourage you to develop that further. You will also maintain some broader work to provide variety to your work and flexibility for the team. As a senior associate, you will play a key part in shaping and driving the development of the team and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to take on additional responsibility and advance your career. Knowledge, skills and experience required    To be able to advise at the level required in this role, we expect that you will have gained a minimum of five years' post qualification experience or equivalent in a comparable practice. You may have gained some experience in-house, but the majority of your experience ideally will have been based in a law firm. In building this experience you will have demonstrated strong technical and analytical skills, a keen intellect and a commercial mindset. You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to provide pragmatic, robust and tailored advice in a way that supports internal and external clients alike. You will have developed strong client management skills and built a track record of strong financial performance.   The successful candidate will have: You will have: Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree   At least five  years' experience gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level   Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a leading law firm and the needs of the clients of a top flight team