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Paralegal

Term: Permanent
Department: Financial Services Law

Location: Cayman Islands

Services: Funds & Investment Structures | Corporate & Commercial | Banking & Finance

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Our practice enjoys a varied working day, providing legal advice relating to investment funds (both open and closed ended), financing, corporate and commercial law, and general financial services.

Our hand-picked legal team has earned a reputation for offering technical expertise coupled with commercial awareness and an understanding of our clients' desire for prompt response times and a solution-oriented service.

We need an individual with solid administrative skills, a willingness to adapt to a broad practice, a client-centric and commercial approach and the ability to think on their feet.

Purpose of the job

To work as part of the team providing a full range of legal services to our clients.  This will entail supporting the partners and associates across a range of matters in the banking, corporate/commercial, funds and regulatory sectors.

Main responsibilities

  • Reviewing and summarising legal documents

  • Performing legal research and analysis

  • Printing and collation of legal documents for completions

  • Checking legal forms/documents for accuracy

  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and correspondence

  • Assisting in drafting a range of legal documents

  • Maintaining system based filing systems to ensure all documents are stored appropriately

  • Assisting in file openings and AML enquiries

  • Supporting the team's marketing and business development plans

  • Adhering to all policies, procedures and regulations

  • Taking responsibility for a wide range of tasks/projects as required by the team

Qualifications

  • High School or degree level educated

  • Having qualified as a legal practitioner or having completed a recognised paralegal course of study

Knowledge/skills/experience

  • Some previous experience in a legal environment, ideally in a similar role

  • Document management experience would be useful.

  • Strong IT skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Willingness and ability to learn about Cayman Islands law

Competencies

We would like you to have:

  • Organisational/time management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage a workload effectively within deadlines.

  • A responsible, disciplined and methodical approach and a keen eye for detail.

  • The ability to use initiative to resolve issues and to work independently with appropriate supervision.

  • Team spirited, with flexibility and enthusiasm

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and regulations including those around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

  • Commit to fulfilling any personal CPD requirements and to continually develop your skills and knowledge.

  • Act in keeping with our core behaviours.

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