Employment Bureau

Legal Internship (Banking and Finance) - Newcastle
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  • Date Posted:
    14 Aug 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    16 Nov 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
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 has approximately 120 members of staff, operating both onsite and offsite 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 both 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 understand the importance of balancing the demands of work with the needs of our personal lives, and are pleased to have received The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2019’ award – ranking 31st in our first year of entry! 

Our inclusive, team-focused environment provides the opportunity for everyone to work together to grow both their own careers and the business, as well as offering a social side to the firm; hosting regular events, team lunches, activities and Friday drinks. We also have a ping pong table and very competitive compot enthusiasts!

The Opportunity:
You will be exposed to DRS; gaining insight into contract law and the various projects DRS manage for major financial services companies, acquiring knowledge of regulatory change and legal document negotiation within the derivatives market. 

  • Undertake client/market research, with the opportunity to write a blog post which will be posted onto the newly launched DRS website.
  • Shadow team members at various levels within the firm, which may include assisting with client queries.
  • Review client documentation.
  • Currently studying Undergraduate/Postgraduate Law degree.
  • Interest in building a career in Legal Consultancy.
  • 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.

Paid Internship - Competitive.

Other relevant information:
We invite interns to join our team throughout the year from 1-4 weeks.

How to apply:
If you would like to be considered for an Internship with DRS - please send your CV and a cover letter, including your availability for work experience to HR@drs-als.com 
By clicking Apply, your application will be emailed directly to the employer and they will respond to you in themselves.

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