Paralegal

Term: Contract
Duration: 3 months
Department: Dispute Resolution
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Team

We are looking for 2 Russian and Ukrainian speaking Paralegals to assist the team with their cases.

Responsibilities
  • •Reviewing documents and translating documents in English, Russian and Ukrainian
  • •Liaising with translators
  • •Legal research tasks
  • •Proof reading documents
  • •Preparing bundles for use in international arbitration
Key Skills & Experience
  • Fluent in both Russian and Ukrainian is essential
  • Legal work experience, preferably in a commercial/City Firm
  • Time management and document management skills
  • Educated to degree level with minimum 2.1
  • LPC is highly advantageous
  • Interest in international arbitration
  • Good academic record
  • The ideal person for this role will be practical, commercially minded, organised, efficient and prepared to take a proactive and responsible approach to contributing to complex and interesting cases.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.