We are seeking a Senior Paralegal to support our growing Banking and R&I team with its core practice development and professional support activities.  The role will report in to a Senior Knowledge Lawyer and so will be fully supported. 

We are a close-knit friendly team looking for a Knowledge Paralegal who can be flexible, work well in a team, be self-sufficient and proactive, and actively project manage their own deliverables.

The role is a full time, permanent contract based in our Bristol office, with provision for home working. 

The main purpose of this role is to provide essential support to the Banking and R&I team’s two Senior Knowledge Lawyers and to its clients.  The role will include monitoring legal updates on behalf of knowledge lawyers, assisting with the preparation and administration of legal training for our lawyers and for our clients, drafting client-facing publications and short legal summaries to be used on blogs and other forms of thought-leadership, assisting with editing and maintaining template documents (including precedents and guidance notes), monitoring market practice in particular areas, assisting fee earners (under the instruction of a Knowledge lawyer) on research for knowledge-based queries and providing support with the maintenance of internal knowledge systems, such as our information database and intranet sites.


Your Role

The role involves, but is not limited to:

Providing support with horizon scanning and legal updates including:

  • Preparing summaries of legal developments under the supervision of knowledge lawyers for internal and client facing legal updates;
  • Drafting of precedents;
  • Monitoring case and legal updates and updating internal blogs and horizon scanning reports;
  • Proofreading internal and external documents;
  • Monitoring market practice/developments in specified areas;
  • Managing internal knowledge systems including maintaining team [TD1] intranet pages, managing collections of know how on the firm’s knowledge management system and updating internal blogs;
  • Assisting with the administration of knowledge products and publications. including

Providing support with legal and technical drafting projects including:

  • Assisting with drafting and amending template and precedent documents, practice notes and checklists.
  • Writing short summaries of legal and regulatory developments for knowledge products;
  • Assisting with preparation of regular internal knowledge updates;
  • Preparing and editing client articles and content;
  • Working under the instruction of a Knowledge Lawyer and with our FutureLaw team to make updates to automated precedents and to put further automation in place.

Providing support with arranging client and internal training including:

  • Preparing PowerPoint slide decks on instruction from the Knowledge Lawyers or other fee earner in the team;
  • Liaising with client contacts and external speakers to arrange dates and times for training;
  • Keeping minutes of meetings and training sessions where required;
  • Assisting with training administration including managing the internal training calendar, managing training recordings and attendance records, and keeping client specific training extranets updated.

Providing additional support to the senior knowledge team including:

  • Minor project management tasks (supervised by knowledge lawyers);
  • Other duties as reasonably requested.


Your Skills and Experience

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

Skills and attributes required:

  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • An interest in commercial law and practice;
  • The ability to take instructions from, and interact with, different people at different levels in the business;
  • The ability to work under pressure and deliver work to a high standard;
  • A practical approach to problem solving;
  • A professional attitude;
  • The ability to build relationships and confidence to liaise with others within the firm and, where appropriate, with client contacts.

Education/training/experience and qualities:

  • Law graduate with good research skills (essential);
  • Some previous legal / paralegal experience desirable (but not essential);
  • Some previous administrative experience desirable (but not essential);
  • Excellent written English (essential);
  • Strong attention to detail (essential);
  • Ability to work independently and manage own projects and deadlines (essential);
  • Sound IT skills, including good working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel (SharePoint an advantage but training can be given)

Your Team

Operating from offices across the UK, our expanding and ambitious partner-led team provide tactical, commercially minded services across all aspects of financing. We act for a broad range of debt funders and have positions on the general lending panels of nearly all the high street lenders. In addition, we act for a wide spectrum of corporate borrowers in all of our key sectors in the investment and non investment grade spaces.

We provide clear commercial advice on all areas of restructuring and insolvency law. With broad and deep expertise in restructuring and insolvency, and specialism in the acquisition and disposal of debt portfolios, we act for everyone from corporates and their boards to banks and government agencies. From large restructuring, workouts and formal insolvencies to acting for individual creditors and assisting stakeholders, we’re ready when clients need us.


About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,200 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2021 we were named The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute. 


Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance. 

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people.


TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. 

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com 

Legal careers
Market Rate, Competitive
Closing Date
Saturday 1 June 2024
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