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Jobs in Manchester

Jobs in Manchester


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.

Manchester

Manchester is known as one of the UK's main cities: beside London, the Greater Manchester area is the country's biggest centre for the financial and professional services sector, with 324,000 Manchester staff and generating £16.2 billion of GVA annually.

The city is notable for many things: its beautiful architecture, which ranges from Victorian inspiration to contemporary styles, its famous sports clubs and even its scientific output. After all, it was at the University of Manchester that Ernest Rutherford first split the atom, in 1917 precisely!

Getting around

Visiting Manchester and commuting to work is very easy once you are in the city. Its city centre is known to be quite compact: if you happen to live nearby, walking might be your best option to get around. But if you happen to live a little further away, you can either take the bus, the tram, the train, and so on. Make sure to download a travelling app like Google Maps or Citymapper on your phone to get route suggestions in real time.