Legal Analyst

Organisation
Ashurst
Reference
VAC-10193
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Commercial
Location
Glasgow
Salary
Competitive
PQE
N/A
Expiry Date
30/08/2017
Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years and clear strategy for our future growth.

Job Description

This role will give you great exposure to high quality commercial legal work being undertaken by Ashurst's practice groups, including Corporate, Finance and Disputes.

You will be working with other legal analysts and reporting directly to a Team Leader within the office.

Working closely with other legal analysts, you will assist with document review, drafting of legal documents and reports and a range of associated tasks in connection with:

  • Corporate transactions;
  • Finance transactions;
  • Litigation; and
  • Other legal instructions.

Responsibilities may also include, among other things:

  • Hard copy document management, (execution of documents, setting up and managing data rooms, bibles);
  • Electronic document management (setting up and managing deal and data rooms, establishing electronic filling standards, electronic bibles);
  • Due diligence tasks, including reviewing documents and providing summary reports;
  • Daily management of clients' projects;
  • Co-ordinating local counsel input into projects;
  • Setting up, monitoring and updating project plans;
  • Organising standard forms and know-how;
  • Undertaking research projects; and
  • Assisting with day to day file management, client reporting and billing.

Tasks undertaken by Legal Analysts will grow as the Glasgow office grows.

Essential skills and experience:

  • LL.B or BA in Law (or equivalent law degree). It is not essential to have completed the Diploma in Legal Practice or LPC
  • Enthusiasm for developing a brand new and fast-growing business in an international law firm
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Collegiate, positive and willing attitude to work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Confident and professional manner
  • High levels of IT skills and competence
  • Enthusiasm to innovate
  • Strong desire to learn new skills
  • Flexibility and a flexible approach to working hours

Training and Support:

You will be provided with all the required training, mentoring and coaching to enable you to attain the required technical skills and to develop your expertise further into a range of areas of commercial law.

Our culture is shaped by our core values of Collaboration, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity and Accountability.  They guide how we relate with each other, our clients, and our behaviour.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks.  These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations