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Legal Consultant/Paralegal (Banking and Finance) - Newcastle
  • Location:
    Newcastle
  • Date Posted:
    14 Aug 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    16 Nov 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Graduate
This is an online application only, please do not press 'Apply' button.
If you would like to be considered for the role – please upload your CV and cover letter using this link -  https://document-risk-solutions.workable.com/jobs/1081482
 
About DRS:
DRS is an alternative legal services provider to the financial services sector. Trusted by banks, asset managers, hedge funds and trading firms across the globe, we provide solutions that deliver rapid and efficient negotiation and remediation of document portfolios.
 
Established in 2009, DRS is a legal and regulatory consultancy with approximately 120 members of staff, operating both on-site and off-site from offices in London and Newcastle.
 
Our market leading team is led by our directors who all have extensive legal and industry expertise within financial services. We enable our clients to manage their business critical contracts effectively, assisting in driving both their commercial objectives and legal and regulatory compliance.
 
Working at DRS presents a rare chance to work in an informal legal environment, which is full of opportunities.  You will be trained and supported by leading industry practitioners, senior lawyers and experienced colleagues, to help you become part of our successful growing company. 
 
We take the importance of balancing the demands of work with the needs of our personal lives seriously. Our inclusive, team-focused environment provides the opportunity for everyone to work together to grow both their own careers and the business. 
 
We are a sociable firm; hosting regular events, team lunches, activities, Friday drinks, as well as ping pong and compot matches!

Responsibilities:
  • As a member of our team you’ll be involved in documentation projects for major financial services companies, gaining experience of regulatory change and legal document negotiation within the derivatives market. 
  • Review and negotiate legal documentation.
  • Build relationships and liaise with clients and their counterparties.
  • Keep abreast of legal and regulatory developments in derivatives law and practice.
  • Manage and update negotiation databases, keeping track of external communications and ensuring appropriate escalations within the team.

Requirements:
  • Law degree and/or GDL/LPC/LLM - 2:1 Bachelor degree or higher
  • Attention to detail, highly organised and time management skills.
  • Committed, professional and focused team player.
  • Confident and intelligent communicator, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to speak French, German or Spanish to an intermediate or higher level is advantageous.
Pay/benefit
Competitive pay.

How to apply:
This is an online application only, please do not press 'Apply' button.
If you would like to be considered for the role – please upload your CV and cover letter using this link -  https://document-risk-solutions.workable.com/jobs/1081482

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