Paralegals, Belfast, UK Law, EY

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1349414

 Job Description

Paralegals, Belfast, UK Law, EY

Our growth.
Your opportunity.
 The Law team at EY is a fast growing and dynamic business. That means there are fantastic opportunities for our people every day – and a need for talented, ambitious professionals to join us now and fuel our growth tomorrow and build their career with us.
EY Law plans to be a significant revenue generating business by 2020. We want to be a market-leading, multi-disciplinary law firm who will have an established and respected presence within the law industry. We are entering a disrupted market and are looking to generate revenue from day one. EY has many large and multi-national clients that require law services as part of business they do with other service lines within EY. We will seek to provide complementary services to these clients, via multi-disciplinary teaming, with a view to offering these clients a complete professional service solution.
Our Belfast office is fully integrated into, and a key part of, this growth plan which means that this is truly an exciting time for anyone joining our team to help play a key part in that growth both in the business and in their own longer term career. 
Your key responsibilities
  • Support the senior legal team in the review and analysis of a wide range of corporate/commercial agreements and structures, typically but not exclusively, in the context of M&A activity;
  • Undertake the drafting and amendment of a range of documents including transaction related documents, due diligence reports and research analysis;
  • Support the team throughout the lifecycle of a transaction –  including in relation to the drafting and implementation of our workflow processes systems and tools;
  • Take a leading role and understanding and complying with EY internal policies; and
  • Support in the wider marketing of the team by immersing themselves into EY Law and the wider EY team.
Skills and attributes for success
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills together with proven resourcefulness and ability to take initiative;
  • Team player, with the ability to integrate with new teams quickly;
  • Outgoing, with good relationship skills;
  • Able to deliver quality output with excellent attention to detail; and
  • Able to work independently, meet strict deadlines and work across a range of duties.
To qualify for the role you must have
  • UK Law Degree;
  • Experience in handling a wide range of paralegal/contract review or similar legal activities with proven research, information analysis and drafting skills gained in a recognised, top tier commercial law firm or other similar legal environment; and
  • Sound knowledge of legal terminology, preferably in the context of corporate/commercial activity.
Ideally, you’ll also have
  • Experience of working with a case management or workflow system;
  • Experience of working with and reviewing English Law governed documents; and
  • Experience of working in a Big 4/top tier commercial law firm or other complex stakeholder environment.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around;
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career; and
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark.
Apply now.