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We are looking for a motivated graduate to join the legal Department in our London Legal Department on an 11-month contract. The role would ideally suit those who have completed the LPC (or SQE equivalent) and are keen to gain experience prior to starting a training contract or whilst searching for a training contract. This role is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a great in-house legal team whilst gaining practical hands-on legal experience and developing your drafting, negotiation, and research skills.
The Legal Department in London is a team of c.60 lawyers and legal advisers providing legal advice and support to all London based investment banking business lines and those businesses and legal entities forming part of the SG Group in the UK.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Support with a range of general legal research and administrative tasks.
- Assist with the review/drafting/negotiation of a range of commercial contracts and documents
- To review, comment on and negotiate confidentiality agreements with external clients and suppliers.
- Review and comment on engagement letters for the business function you are aligned to.
- At the request of business lines, draft powers of attorney for transactions.
- Attend meetings and take minutes, update the legal documentation database
- Support with other matters as the lawyers in the teams may require.
It should be noted that the candidate will receive training to enable them to review and comment on legal agreements and initially will be closely supervised by lawyers within the team. However, after a couple of months, they will be expected to run files on their own with a senior lawyer in copy (for engagement letters work will always be shadowed by a senior lawyer).