Jobs in London
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
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.
London has been known as one of the world’s foremost financial hubs. London’s largest industry is finance, and the city contributes to about a quarter of the UK’s GDP.
People come from all over the world to do business in London. But London isn’t all business. It has a vibrant music scene, art scene and nightlife. It’s also a global centre for tertiary education. If you are a food lover, you’ll be pleased to know that London has a diverse and exciting food scene, from street markets to Michelin-starred restaurants.
If you prefer to see the sights, go and see Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the West End, Tower Bridge, the Tate Modern, Big Ben, the London Eye or The National History Museum.
The city of London is known for its extensive public transport system, which includes buses, trains, the famous tube, the overground, DLR, and so on. Getting around the city is incredibly easy, especially when equipped with the right Transport apps, such as Google Maps or Citymapper. Financial services firms are typically located in the heart of London, mostly in two neighbourhoods: Canary Wharf and “The City”, at Bank Station. No matter where you are based in the city or in its outskirts, getting to work