Legal Assistant

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30,000

  • Job ref:

    REF-01

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-04

  • Client:

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Legal Assistant

London, Permanent, Part-time (3 days per week), £30,000 (£50,000 FTE)

Our client's Head of Legal is an increasingly busy woman. She now needs someone to help her in providing legal advice and support across all areas of our business. Additionally, they need that person to take ownership of managing and maintaining their overseas regulatory registration process.

Our client is a boutique asset manager. Their approach to investing is fundamental – with a twist. Like most investors they aim to invest in well managed, low risk businesses. But, unlike most, they think the best way to do this is to take the results of academic research from cognitive psychology, or errors and biases, and apply them to financial markets.

The role is:

  • Office based (near St Pauls)
  • Permanent
  • Three days a week (ideally Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

What you will be doing:

  • Reviewing, drafting and amending NDAs, SLAs and other legal agreements
  • Researching regulatory and legal developments in the asset management sector
  • Reviewing, drafting and amending Fund documentation
  • Documenting and maintaining legal processes for transaction work
  • Communicating with various areas of the business on legal developments
  • Communicating with external legal counsel (as required by, and in consultation with, the Head of Legal)
  • Managing and maintaining responsibility for overseas regulatory registration process and working with the Compliance and Client Services teams
  • Maintaining documentation and legal files

Who you are:

  • Post graduate qualification in law – LPC / PGDL
  • Organised and self-motivated
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of information
  • Ability to work independently; and assess and prioritise changing requirements and deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

It would be great if you had experience and understanding of financial services regulation in asset management and ideally UCITS products. However, if you can demonstrate the skills and qualities our client is looking for they can teach you this.

Our client is happy to hear from career returners.