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Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Job ID:  3392
Department:  Compliance and Legal
Category:  Legal Services

London, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent


Company Overview

Offering a complete ecosystem of maritime services, including broking, finance, port services and research, Clarksons is at the heart of global shipping. Our unrivalled reach, expertise, and depth of experience, combined with leading research, enables us to partner with clients across every sector to meet the demands of the world’s rapidly evolving maritime, offshore, trade and energy markets. Building on our unique heritage and harnessing our insights to see further, faster, we work with our clients and communities to create strategies that have a positive impact on the industry and the world around us. Dedicated to excellence, it’s our people that drive success for our clients.


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Role Summary

We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly professional and hardworking paralegal to join the in-house legal team in our London office in this newly created role.  

Reporting to our in-house Solicitor, the person in this role will play a key role in supporting the Group’s legal function and could be ideal for an experienced professional legal administrator or paralegal or a graduate who is driven and keen to learn.


What you’ll be doing

  • Review documents, materials and standard agreements.
  • Assist with drafting documents and correspondence.
  • Monitor and track the Group’s compliance training performance and update records accordingly.
  • Carry out compliance and legal research.
  • Manage mailboxes for the team, deal with enquiries and take messages, and escalate to the Solicitor where needed.
  • File and maintain up to date records of legal-related documents.
  • Maintenance of the contract management system, and inputting of contract information.
  • Maintain and update spreadsheets.
  • Archive departmental records and general administrative duties to support the team.
  • Contribute to team projects.
  • Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.



What we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • are open-minded, embracing of change, considerate to others, with drive & enthusiasm
  • act with integrity
  • are dedicated to excellence
  • collaborate & challenge for collective success


Key Skills & Experience

  • Previous relevant experience to the day-to-day operations of a legal office an advantage
  • Familiarity with the law and legal procedures
  • High attention to detail and focus on accuracy
  • Ability to- work in a fast-paced environment and effectively prioritise tasks
  • Proactive and organised, able to meet strict deadlines
  • Professional, friendly and helpful
  • Calm in nature, and able to work well under pressure
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong communicator, able to liaise with people at all levels (both verbal and written)
  • Strong command of English spelling and grammar
  • Good administration skills and numerate
  • Willing and able to grasp and quickly learn
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and committed
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Word, Outlook, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Shipping knowledge would be advantageous