The role of a Paralegal at our Clifford Chance Newcastle office, offers you the chance to work within a range of practice areas which complement the firm's work, ensuring that knowledge, resources, processes and technology are deployed effectively to support our clients. Our skills and expertise are in great demand. Therefore, we are looking to recruit additional Paralegals to join the highly experienced, innovative and client-centric team.

Please note: If you are successful following the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide your supporting documentation at the hire stage. Please do not upload any certificates or result confirmation to your application until requested.

Who you will work with

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms. We help clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe.

The Newcastle office is made up of a range of practice areas which are; Global Financial Markets, Corporate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Capital Markets & Funds. As a Paralegal based within the Newcastle office, you will work on a range of transactions and matters, which we feel helps team members to recognise areas of law they would be specifically interested in.

You will work alongside; fellow Paralegals, Apprentice Paralegals, Senior Paralegals, Supervisory Paralegals, Managing Paralegals, Operations Managers, Legal Technology Advisors and Process Architects. You will sometimes have direct correspondence with Associates, Lawyers and Business Professionals based in other offices around the world, depending on the size of the project/task you are working on.

What you will be responsible for

  • Ensuring your work is accurate and thorough at all times

  • Accurately updating internal tracking systems

  • Being proactive about continuous improvement, systems and processes

  • Integrating legal technology into our processes and advancing your skills in this area as much as possible

  • Working efficiently and effectively within a team

  • Providing timely updates as to work progress  

  • Communicating effectively at all times

  • Playing a role in developing and representing the culture of the Newcastle Office and ensuring that we offer a diverse and inclusive workplace that is welcoming and supportive to all.

What you will do

You will undertake a multitude of tasks for a range of practice areas, as mentioned above, including but not limited to;

  • Due diligence

  • Reviewing/ drafting NDA's and commercial contracts

  • Verifying prospectuses and investor presentations 

  • Drafting transaction documents and letters

  • Reviewing pre and post-completion work 

  • Assisting with collation and preparation of conditions precedent 

  • Contract reviews

  • Preparing transaction bibles

  • Proofreading/checking cross-referencing

  • Redacting

  • Preparing precedents

  • Preparing bundles and chronologies

  • E-disclosure

  • You will use the latest legal technology for service delivery including Kira, High Q, Relativity and Contract Companion

  • Other administrative tasks as and when required

Your career experience so far

You will possess the following skills:

  • Ideally previous experience of working in an office or corporate environment

  • Flexible and effective verbal and written communication skills 

  • Excellent research capabilities with the ability to follow detailed instructions and produce complex findings

  • Proactive and forward thinking

  • Flexible and have desire to learn

  • Organised and efficient - ability to meet; daily, weekly and monthly deadlines

  • Proficient in applying and using a range of technology

  • Good academics - you will be a graduate (any discipline, non-law degrees accepted) or have completed a CILEx level 3 (or above) qualification in Law. 

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Very good team player


How we will support you

You will be given the opportunity to get involved in a range on internal training which covers:

  • Legal Technology

  • Process Improvement – 

  • People Management

  • Project Management

  • Interview skills

  • Various online training specific to the role of a paralegal, lawyer, manager etc.

  • Legal Training

About the Firm

Whatever your area of expertise, you will find a range of career opportunities at Clifford Chance. And wherever you’re heading, Clifford Chance is where you can be true to your ambitions.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective, and we offer our people a rewarding and stimulating career.

We're proud of our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working. Highly professional and self-assured, with an entrepreneurial streak, our people are more than happy to share their expertise and knowledge.

The team in Newcastle is the perfect complement to the firm's work, ensuring that knowledge, resources, processes and legal technology are deployed effectively to service our clients. Our skills and expertise are widely used across the firm.

To find out more about what it is like to work in Clifford Chance in UK, please visit link.

Hybrid Working

This role follows our 'balanced' hybrid working approach and as long as business needs allow, you will be supported to work in a hybrid way with the expectation of working from the office for a minimum of 50% of your time.

Equal Opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society. 
We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.


This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here.


Please note: If you are successful following the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide your supporting documentation at the hire stage. Please do not upload any certificates or result confirmation to your application until requested.

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