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Junior Lawyer/Paralegal, Russian Speaking. Family Office.Central London. Filled

Industry Legal
Location London
Job Type Permanent
Salary £30000 — £35000 per annum
Date 26 June 2019

This is a great opportunity for a Junior Lawyer/Paralegal professional with solid commercial and corporate experience and understanding of corporate services to join this newly established Family Office in London.

The candidate should possess strong knowledge of legal concepts applicable to job requirements (specifically in areas of corporate, transactional, real estate, financing, trusts, etc.).  However, experience in each of the specific areas of law is not a prerequisite, provided that the applicant has a strong basis in these areas of law and a willingness to learn coupled with excellent analytical and research skills.

Requirements for the Candidate:


  • Strong knowledge of legal concepts applicable to job requirements
  • Be fluent in Russian and in English
  • Excellent legal research and drafting skills
  • Ready to work under pressure in a very busy and demanding environment
  • A good team player and have a “can-do approach” to solving problems
  • Strong attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and a high level of independent problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines, process and keep track of large quantities of information and multi-task
  • Ability to draft legal documents (agreements, corporate resolutions, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of secretarial and office administrative procedures
  • Analytical ability in order to gather and summarize data, find solutions to various issues and prioritize work
  • Ability to escalate appropriate issues to senior management inefficient and clear manner (the junior lawyer shall work under the supervision of the senior legal counsel and shall report to senior legal counsel and head of the office)
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Maintain and update confidential legal filing system according to internal policies
  • Liaise with other departments internally and external service providers, agents, counsels, etc.
  • Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload and maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Extensive knowledge of secretarial and office administrative procedures
  • Shall not be averted to performing numerous paralegal tasks (e.g. filling and filling forms, drafting resolutions, keeping registers, organizing files and documents) without extra support
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excell, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook


Ideally, at least 1-2 years of experience in private practice in-house as a junior attorney, however, the relevant practice gained in an international law firm can be also considered.  That said we may consider right candidates having less working experience but able to and ready to learn fast.

Academic background:

Excellent academic background from a UK university (e.g., Queen Mary LLB course graduates) or another reputable law university (English qualification is a plus but not necessary);

Candidates with no UK degree can be also considered but they should have more experience working with English/common law matters gained from reputable law firms/in-house (at least 3-4 years in a mid-level – senior position)

Right to work in the UK:

Ideally the candidate shall have the right to work in the UK, however, we may consider visa support for the right candidate.

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