Paralegal – Banking

  • Osborne Clarke
  • Bristol or London
  • Jul 12, 2018
Full time Banking

Job Description

"They're excellent to deal with, collegiate in their approach and proactive" – Chambers & Partners

Service Overview

We have an outstanding reputation in Banking due to the quality and breadth of our stellar client base and the value and complexity of the work we undertake. We are familiar with all types of lending including real estate finance, asset finance, leveraged finance, acquisition finance, media finance and corporate lending. The nature of our business means that we frequently advise on deals which involve cross border issues. We hold panel positions for all the main UK clearing banks and a number of other lending and investment banks. We are credited with providing excellent project management skills together with sound commercial advice.

Our team approach, industry knowledge and excellent communication enable us to deliver a full and thorough service to our clients.

Find out more about our practice here:

The Role

We're seeking to recruit a motivated paralegal to join our team in either our Bristol or London office. The role would be to support the team across the work streams set out below and the expectation should be that you would have involvement in both the internal and post-completion support work and working alongside associate teams on live transactions. The role is available on a permanent basis.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Company searches & filings
  • Drafting/approving corporate authority documentation
  • Drafting deeds of release, standard form bank security and other documentation
  • Preparing condition precedent (CP) schedules and running CP exercises/updates
  • Undertaking due diligence on corporate transactions
  • Post completion diarising of post-closing conditions and bibling
  • General transaction support to associates

Technical Skills and Experience

You'll be an ambitious individual who has preferably successfully completed the Legal Practice Course with good academics (minimum 2:1 for degree). Previous experience working as a paralegal would be advantageous, particularly if the work entailed banking and finance matters, but more importantly, you will have the ambition and drive to succeed.

Behavioural Competencies

You will:

  • Be organised;
  • Be highly motivated;
  • Be a team player; and
  • Have a 'can do' attitude;


The Banking team is made up of over 40 lawyers nationally. The Bristol team has 2 Partners, 1 Associate Director, 2 Senior Associates, 4 Associates, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 3 Paralegals. In London there are 7 Partners, 4 Senior Associates, 3 Associates, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 2 Paralegals. You would be reporting to Caroline Saul (Associate Director).

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.