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21000648 Requisition #

CMS is seeking a Legal Assistant to join the Corporate Transactions team within our Aberdeen office.


About CMS


CMS is a Future Facing firm.  With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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.


About the Role

This role is to provide administrative support for a team of partners and associates on general corporate advisory work, mergers and acquisitions and financing arrangements for a range of large corporate clients, private equity investors and growing companies.

This role will include the following:
•    Extranet site set up for uploading and maintenance of electronic copies of deeds and documents.
•    Opening files and (where appropriate) establishing initial entry on client report or similar and confirming fee arrangements.
•    Preparing/arranging the preparation of engrossments together with any ancillary forms, including client specific forms and arranging submission of engrossments to tenant and client for execution.
Working on preparing DocuSign envelopes for completing transactions
•    Billing arrangements, assisting with financial management of files
•    Preparing simple transaction forms

•    Occasional Reception relief duties as required - liaising with clients in person and on phone, booking & preparing meeting rooms, travel requests, etc.
•    Dealing with post-completion matters including; provision of copy documents to client, extranet uploading and updating deeds’ schedules and deeds being returned to storage


About You

•    Previous paralegal or legal secretary experience required. 
•    Corporate experience desirable but not essential
•    Excellent attention to detail; an analytical, thorough and committed approach to work
•    Ability to follow procedures and recommend improvements if appropriate
•    Exceptional communication skills; must be able to interact with partners and associates
•    Excellent time management skills; ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines
•    Ability to work well in a team
•    Excellent IT skills
•    Enthusiastic and pro-active approach 


Equal Opportunities


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.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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