Legal Professional

Term: Permanent
Location: Belfast
The Firm

We are seeking to attract a number of talented Paralegals / Legal Professionals to join our expanding Belfast office. The successful candidates will be able to manage challenging workloads and work under pressure across a number of practice areas including Financial Markets and Products, Regulatory, E-Discovery, Real Estate, Personal Injury/Medical Negligence and Corporate. This role will require working on high profile matters with our London, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin offices, alongside teams which are market leaders in their field known for providing a first class level of service.

Based in our Belfast Hub office, you will be joining a new and exciting office environment which has seen rapid expansion since its opening in August 2018. With approximately 50 staff spanning across Business Services and Fee Earning roles based in our Titanic Quarter location you will be joining our exciting team of Belfast based legal professionals who work across numerous sectors of Law providing support to the UK and European offices.

This is a great opportunity to develop your experience across multiple practice areas, in a supportive and collaborative environment. An opportunity to join a growing office with a commitment to training and career progression with excellent benefits.

  • Drafting, reviewing and preparing documentation
  • Data extraction and analysis of contracts
  • Drafting non-complex banking and finance documents, including ancillary documents
  • Ad-hoc company searches, etc. in support of legal opinions or as part of due diligence
  • Proof reading documents
  • Document management
  • Working with legal technology tools
  • E-Discovery, working on a document review team and assisting with Data Subject Access requests
  • Liaising closely with the Partner/Associate running the matter and on the redaction process relaying information in a timely manner
  • Attending team meetings and providing reporting as required
  • Interviewing witnesses and drafting witness statements
  • Liaising with the client and third parties in both written and verbal format
  • Preparing electronic bundles
  • Liaising with Land Registry and various banks to register legal and equitable charges on property
  • Legal research and other investigative tasks
  • Providing essential support to the team
  • Administrative tasks
Key Skills & Experience
  • A minimum of 12 months experience of working as a Paralegal / Legal Professional 
  • Strong educational background and law degree preferable with a minimum grade of 2:1
  • Experience of working in a document review team and a solid understanding of privilege is preferable
  • Previous experience in banking and finance work desirable
  • Previous experience in conveyancing is preferable but not essential
  • Experience handling a varied and busy workload
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Commercial understanding allowing you to foresee upcoming needs and act proactively
  • Team player
  • Ability to work methodically and at pace, even when time pressured
  • Reliable and professional
  • Good written and strong communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Enthusiastic, keen and proactive
  • Preparedness to exceed expectations and be fully committed to the role.

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technologyfinance & financial services, energy & natural resourceslife sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in AmsterdamBeijingBelfastBirminghamBolognaBrusselsDüsseldorfFrankfurtHamburgLondonLuxembourgManchesterMunichMilanParisRomeShanghaiTurinVenice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500.  It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for ‘New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017.  We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.