You will be required to support lawyers of all levels in the practice areas of the London office of our client, and other offices. Typical responsibilities are likely to include:
Assisting in the preparation of documentation based on templates or previous deal documents;
Reviewing, collating and indexing documents for relevance and/or privilege;
Reviewing documents for specific provisions and drafting summaries of key terms;
Carrying out specific pieces of research; and
Collating results from different practice areas and offices of our client, and creating reports that summarise the results of large-scale document reviews in a consistent format.
Although you will not be practising Indian law, you will be required to be qualified as an Indian Advocate in order to ensure that you have received relevant background training to enable you to understand the work of our client.
Once qualified, you will be expected to apply your technical knowledge across the fields supported by the Legal Support Centre. In addition, you will be expected to gain knowledge of the processes and procedures carried out in these fields.
You will be IT literate, and familiar with Microsoft Word and Outlook.
The support you will provide to our client will be within a defined set of processes and tasks, and regular review and supervision will take place. However, you will be required to use your knowledge and experience to identify, analyse and address problems or issues within these processes.
You will also be expected to be self-sufficient and well-organised in planning your own time, particularly when taking on tasks with a high volume of documents as input or output.
Your decisions will have a direct impact on your organization's client contacts. As such, you will need a good understanding of each client contact's needs and expectations, as well as the transaction on which he or she is working.
You will be required to communicate in a clear, concise and logical manner, and be proficient in both written and spoken business English. Documents produced need to be clear and well written.
You will also communicate effectively with others, sharing appropriate information, actively listening and clarifying enquiries through the use of questions. In doing this you will build effective and constructive relationships with your client contacts and colleagues.