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Paralegal

Remote position, United Kingdom only

Overview

Looking for a paralegal role that goes beyond the ordinary? Legal & General Investment Management is seeking a paralegal to join their in-house real estate equity funds legal team. In this role, you'll be assisting the legal team in providing legal advice and support to the wider real estate equity business. You'll have exposure to various legal disciplines, including corporate and company law, funds, financings, litigation, regulatory matters, and corporate governance. This is an opportunity to gain wide-ranging experience and work alongside experts in the field. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must, as well as a willingness to work on different functions and tasks. If you're ready to make a positive impact and contribute to a more responsible and sustainable future, this role is for you. Join Legal & General and be part of shaping a better tomorrow.

Job Description

Company Description

The world of investment is changing. Our vision at Legal & General Investment Management is to create a better, more sustainable future through responsible investing. We work in partnership with our clients around the globe to deliver positive long-term outcomes, while rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. To meet our clients’ complex and evolving investment needs, our investment strategies cover a broad array of asset classes and styles, including equities, bonds, property and alternatives, as well as multi-asset funds. We’re focused on continuously innovating our investment products, maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes, and striving to build a more responsible and sustainable future.

Job Description

Your role at a glance

A paralegal role within the in-house real estate equity funds legal team assisting the legal team in its provision of legal advice and general legal functions to the wider real estate equity business which manages a wide portfolio of different types of real estate held with a number of different funds and structures.

Alongside real estate, you would have exposure to different legal disciplines relevant to the platform, including corporate and company law, funds, financings, litigation, regulatory matters and corporate governance.

The role itself is also fairly broad (general responsibilities are included in the description below) offering the candidate selected the opportunity for wide general experience, outside what would typically be usual in a private practice paralegal function.

You would be expected to provide excellent service at all times, making positive contributions to supporting the business of LGIM Real Assets. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required, along with a willingness to work on a variety of different functions and tasks and interact with various different stakeholders within the LGIM Real Assets business and more widely within the L&G group

What you'll be doing

  • You will review and negotiation of NDAs and confidentiality agreements (using or as against the platforms template NDA forms) and third-party supplier and service provider engagements (typically as against the platform’s standard terms and conditions); review and negotiation of wider commercial documents on an ad hoc basis, with the support of the wider legal team or external counsel where appropriate
  • You will be maintaining and updating legal policies and procedures applicable to the platform with responsibility for maintaining various registers and records (i.e. structure charts, conflicts of interests, NDAs, disputes)
  • You will have responsibility for annual renewal of (or inception of) signing and approval powers of attorney across a number of entities within the fund holding structures
  • You will be a key point of contact within the legal team both internally and externally for queries relating to signing of documents and signing authorities and maintaining the signing procedure to reflect changes in directors/authorized signatories/new entities etc
  • You will provide ad hoc company secretarial assistance (including preparing and holding occasional board meetings) and providing support to the business on transactional or administrative matters (including liaising with administrators, trustees and external counsel; assisting with KYC processes)
  • You will be providing support to members of the legal team and wider stakeholders as needed

Qualifications

  • Ideally at least 3 years' experience in a similar Paralegal role within financial services / the investment management industry (either in-house of private practice).
  • Law degree from a university in the UK, Ireland or Commonwealth legal jurisdiction.
  • Some understanding of the wide range of legal and regulatory issues that affect our business.
  • Strong communicator who is able to work accurately and compliantly.
  • Demonstrable experience of securing, drafting and processing legal documents.

Additional Information

When you commit to Legal & General, we’ll commit to you too. That means we’ll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you’ll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, at least 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We’re also proud to offer competitive family leave.

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings.

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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