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Jobs in Cheltenham

Jobs in Cheltenham


A paralegal will often sit with a lawyer in meetings or in Court to take notes or otherwise assist a lawyer in their day-to-day duties. Most paralegals have either undertaken a law degree or are working towards finishing one. You can think of them as apprentice lawyers. When lawyers start their professional journey, they often enter the market either by becoming a paralegal, a legal assistant or an intern.

Paralegals are unregulated in most jurisdictions, meaning they don't need a license to assist the lawyer they work with: as long as there is a lawyer there to supervise their work and have final sign off on any work they produce.

Usual Key Duties
  • Undertake legal drafting, perusal of documents and legal research

  • Liaise with internal teams (front office, operations, compliance, etc.)

  • Assist with the review, drafting and negotiation of certain trading agreements

  • Coordinate the execution of certain documents and liaise with key stakeholders

  • Maintenance of central documentation list

  • Maintenance of document management systems and databases

  • If required, assist with projects

Key Required Skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Strong academics, degree educated

  • Legally trained

  • Able to work on their own, independently, and as part of a wider team

  • Ability to prioritise tasks for execution

  • Ability to exercise judgment

  • Ability to manage a generous workload

  • Strong attention to detail

At Rutherford, our team works with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring top in-house lawyers are placed with our clients. As for Rutherford's private practice team, they specialise in executive recruitment for magic circle, silver circle and white-shoe firms in London and New York. Our private practice partners sit on the most lucrative panels chosen by the best performing hedge funds, private equity firms, private debt firms, asset managers and investment banks in the world.

Cheltenham

Nestled against the renowned UK Cotswolds, Cheltenham is the perfect location to unwind and savour the charm of a small – yet well-connected and developed – town.

The city is all about its perfect blend of traditional and modern: while its regency architecture is full of history, its restaurants and festivals encapsulate modern times at its finest.

If you are a food lover, you will be enticed by Cheltenham’s varied food offerings, which range from Michelin-starred restaurants to street food. Voted the Best Place to Live in the South West 2020 by The Sunday Times, it is the host of more than 25 festival every year and was rewarded the “purple flag award”, given to towns and cities that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.

Getting around

Getting around Cheltenham is incredibly easy: its main attractions, restaurants and cultural spots can all be visited by walking or cycling around town. A 20-minute walk or 10-minute cycle will usually get you anywhere in the city.

While most people usually drive around Cheltenham, this isn't necessary as the local bus system is well connected and efficient. You can also find licensed taxis around town