In House Paralegal/Legal Assistant


Cheltenham, South West, United Kingdom

In House Paralegal\/Legal Assistant Job - Cheltenham\/Gloucester
Your new company
This well-known company have an exciting opportunity for an In-House Paralegal\/Legal Assistant to join their team in Cheltenham\/Gloucester. Reporting to the Legal Manager, you will provide wide-ranging support on company secretarial and general commercial legal matters. The geographic scope of the role will be primarily the UK, however due to the global nature of the business assistance with some cross-jurisdictional matters may be required.
Your new role
You will be assisting with company secretarial, entity management and corporate governance responsibilities for the business, primarily using the Diligent software platform. You will be regularly required to work closely with the business Finance and Tax teams. You will also be involved with the maintaining of statutory registers and preparing Companies House filings together with the preparation of board minutes, resolutions, agendas and accompanying memoranda and assisting with the formation of new subsidiary companies and assisting with legal due diligence on any mergers and acquisitions work that the company undertakes. This may include some cross-jurisdictional work in the EMEA region. You will also provide assistance with general legal matters to include drafting and reviewing commercial contracts including proposed customer and supplier contracts and master services agreements; reviewing property leases and licences and reviewing and finalising NDAs and associated preliminary documents.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have experience of providing Corporate Governance\/Company Secretarial support within a law firm or in-house company and will have a law or business-based degree. Ideally you will also have experience in commercial law and will have studied\/be studying the LPC, CILEx or ICSA. You will be an excellent communicator, with proven technical and organisational skills, along with the ability to work under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.
What you'll get in return
This is an excellent in-house opportunity; you will be joining a business that encourages staff progression and development within the Company; they are renowned for their work life balance and non-hierarchical culture. Please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal in complete confidence to discuss further.
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South West
United Kingdom