6 months ago
The Norton Rose Fulbright Global Dispute Resolution Group is one of the first choice practices for the complex, high-value international work of global corporations and financial institutions. We have particular expertise in financial services, insurance, energy and infrastructure, construction, and transport (which includes our market-leading shipping and aviation practices).
The entry into force of the Bribery Act has led to an increase in corruption prosecutions and enforcement actions in the UK, particularly with the UK adopting deferred prosecution agreements. This is being mirrored globally. Many offences are now focused on holding the corporate entities accountable and the regulation of their business activities. The Dispute Resolution and Litigation Group at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP is a well-established, successful team in this area and continues to develop and expand its capabilities in order to capitalise on opportunities within and outside the group.
We are looking for an imaginative and creative individual with a passion for corporate crime and some understanding of criminal law to work with the expanding Corporate Crime team in London. The Corporate Crime team is part of the wider Global Dispute Resolution and Litigation group which gives the team access to a broad spectrum of work. The role will be a twelve-month fixed term contract starting as soon as possible. It will involve document review work and various ad hoc tasks to meet the diverse and challenging needs of the team’s cases.
You will work with Neil O’May and Pamela Reddy, both of whom are well-known and highly regarded criminal specialists, as well as other members of the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team. The Corporate Crime team provides comprehensive criminal law expertise to corporate clients and directors facing investigation by authorities with criminal sanctions, including external and internal investigations and prosecutions and associated issues such as money laundering. At present the team have numerous active investigations/prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office covering a broad spectrum of allegations including bribery and corruption and false accounting.
The team’s work generally involves paper-heavy evidence and the candidate needs to be able to process and analyse large volumes of documents in a short period of time. The cases involve complex areas of law which necessitate familiarity with criminal law and procedure. A high degree or organisation is required. The candidate will be required to take notes of proceedings and meetings, and therefore requires strong typing skills. Previous experience of working in financial crime is highly beneficial but not essential.
The role will involve but will not be limited to the following:
* Legal and factual research
* Electronic document management (structuring folders and sub-folders for matter-centric working in the DMS, setting up and managing data rooms, establishing electronic filing standards in accordance with our firm’s best practice, electronic bibles)
* Hard copy document management, (setting up and managing physical data rooms and deal rooms, bibles, assembling documents for regulatory purposes)
* Responsibility for collating and updating case information for clients and preparing and distributing fortnightly reports
* Assisting with document review at various stages of cases, including for disclosure
* Assisting in setting up case management plans, monitoring and updating plans
* Assisting in carrying out searches, collating regulatory filings and other company information, submissions and reviewing results of searches
* Assisting with preparing for and attending court hearings and carrying out hearing tasks
* Assisting with the marketing of the practice, researching markets, preparing pitch documents, writing reports, attending meetings and other marketing support activities
* Writing client briefings, articles, blogs and other communications, e.g. Twitter
* Such other tasks as may be required
Skills and Experience Required
* Evidence of previous paralegal experience, ideally gained within a City Law Firm
* Must have LLB Law (or non-law) Degree and either passed the GDL, LPC, BPTC or LLM or equivalent
* Passion/strong interest in Dispute Resolution and Criminal law specifically.
* High levels of computer literacy and competence.
* Quick typing skills.
* Familiarity with legal search engines, such as LexisNexis and Westlaw.
* Experience of working in a fast paced professional services environment
* Passion/strong interest in Dispute Resolution and Litigation
* Experience across one or more disciplines is desirable
* Business development orientated
* High levels of computer literacy and competence
* Proven forward planning skills and the ability to manage own workload and prioritise workloads effectively
* Research skills, particularly internet research
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Flexibility and a flexible approach to working hours
* Excellent personal presentation, articulate and professional
* Positive, committed and prepared to use initiative and learn
* Ability to take responsibility
* Ability to deal with people at all levels
* Good attention to detail and problem solver
At Norton Rose Fulbright we welcome receiving direct candidate applications via our careers page.
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