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Paralegal - Legal Services, Corporate - Birmingham

Date: May 1, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID143568BR
Job TitleParalegal - Legal Services, Corporate - Birmingham
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationBirmingham
FunctionTax
Service LineLegal Services
Service Line InformationThe Legal Services Team sits within KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC. Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
KPMG Legal Services

KPMG has a specialist corporate and commercial Legal Services team within Tax that advises on a broad range of corporate, partnership and commercial law in conjunction with KPMG's tax and advisory teams. The team’s broad remit is broken into three key areas: (i) deals – including mergers and acquisitions, legal due diligence, transaction services and joint ventures; (ii) structuring – including distributions, company law advice, restructures, capital reductions, demergers and management incentives; and (iii) specialist legal solutions – including general legal advisory solutions.
The team regularly advises on complex cross-border intra-group reorganisation transactions as well as those with a UK-only element.

We are now looking for an additional paralegal to support the Corporate Legal Services team in our Birmingham office. You will preferably have previous paralegal experience in the area of corporate law.

The role is very varied with no two days the same. You will be required to manage your time well and be able to balance several pieces of work simultaneously, prioritising appropriately to ensure tight deadlines are met. The following is a non-exhaustive list of responsibilities and activities:

- running know your client (KYC) checks;
- drafting engagement letters;
- carrying out company searches and summarising key information in company search reports;
- drafting and managing information requests;
- drafting and amending project management plans (comprising a documents list, timetable and parties list);
- drafting Companies Act 2006 related documentation and other documentation (e.g. including board minutes, share transfer documents, shareholder resolutions etc.);
- drafting and filing of Companies Act 2006 forms, including hand delivering documents to Companies House where necessary;
- designing and delivering training sessions (either alone or with other team members) for the team on set subjects (this is something which each member of the team undertakes in respect of their specialist subject);
- project managing smaller projects including liaising with overseas legal counsel, other advisers and clients;
- co-ordinating the input of overseas legal counsel on transactions;
- assisting with business development activities;
- assisting with the preparation of proposals;
- carrying out legal and other research;
- assisting with know-how projects including summarising know-how and other materials for inclusion in KPMG's knowledge management system;
- assisting with the administration of the training programme; and
- assisting with projects that other team members are working on.
- The role involves working directly with all team members from Assistant Manager to Partner. There is great support in the team, all of whom help with learning and development of other team members through offering advice, providing development points and being open to answer any questions.

Education and qualifications:

The applicant will be an individual with legal experience having worked as part of a corporate and/or commercial legal team. The applicant may possibly have an LPC or similar qualification although this is not essential.

High attention to detail, strong organisational skills, being intellectually curious, and having good teamwork and personal skills are essential.

Experience required:

The role will be varied and you will be required to manage your time well and be able to balance several pieces of work simultaneously, prioritising appropriately to ensure tight deadlines are met.

In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on technical matters and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.

Good relationship building skills and organisation skills are a must along with an ability to communicate effectively with clients, contacts and internal colleagues at all levels as well as excellent written communication skills.

The role involves working directly with all team members from other paralegals through to Partner. There is great support in the team, all of whom help with learning and development of other team members through offering advice, providing development points and being open to answer any questions.

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