Our Finance practice group is recruiting a Paralegal to provide support to our Pensions team.
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.
CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.
Our award-winning pensions team is experienced in advising trustees and employers on all aspects of defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes. We also have considerable experience advising on group pensions, insurance products (including buy-in and buy-out arrangements), longevity products and other structures.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Document reviewing, checking and collating
- Assisting with file opening procedures
- Undertaking legal research
- Drafting deeds of appointment & removal as well as deeds of amendment and collating execution copies
- Drafting letters to clients
- Proof reading
- Providing support to a wide range of marketing initiatives
- Involvement with the billing process including writing bill narratives
- Administrative support as required
- Provide administrative support to our internal Know How portal
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will have an interest/knowledge in pensions law. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and must be used to dealing with a large workload. You will have a strong academic background including a degree in law and the LPC. The ideal candidate will be motivated, enthusiastic and interested in developing your knowledge and skills. This role would suit someone who has good communication and strong team working skills. With a flexible attitude and approach to work, you are able to effectively organise and prioritise whilst supporting multiple teams. At times you will be working to tight deadlines and will be required to maintain high levels of accuracy and attention to detail. As well as taking responsibility for proactively managing a significant and varied volume of work to defined timescales.
Previous legal experience is beneficial but not essential.
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.
Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.
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