Shipping Finance Paralegal

£26000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefts
26 Oct 2018
23 Nov 2018
Andrew Burrows
1 year
Full time
Contract type

This is a top 50 law firm, and they are a City giant. They have an incredible international presence, with a worldwide reach. They are tier 1-3 across a significant number of practice areas. They are a dominant market force, and yet have retained a good culture, excellent career progression, and untouched staff retention rates. They offer Training Contracts down the line to the right people.

The Firm

The firm have a long heritage spanning across over 150 years, and as such have an incredible reputation and client base, which has grown year on year. Their international presence is almost unrivalled, as is their expertise across most of their departments.

The firm have an unbeatable culture- you will enjoy going to work. And yet, their network of ultra HNW individuals, companies, businesses, conglomerates, is expansive- crossing across jurisdictions and overseas as well as in the City.

The Role

Because the firm are continuously expanding, they are looking for a Shipping Finance Paralegal to join their flourishing Finance team in London.

The core profile of the firm's clients are wealthy families, often with a number of family trusts and grant making charitable trusts. Their assets are likely to include shares in family owned businesses, quoted investments, bespoke open ended investment companies, hedge funds, landed estates and property.

They also act for business executives, entrepreneurs who have generated their own wealth, and families whose assets have accumulated over the generations, and across retail, technology and automotive.

Although most of their clients have a UK nexus, there is a substantial offshore, foreign and international aspect to their practice and you would be expected to be familiar with dealing with the challenges this brings.

You will have a hands on role, supporting a Partner at the firm, and tackle a wide range of issues across clients comprising of some of the world's largest ship owners, shipyards, energy services companies, ship finance banks, and more. The firm's maritime clientele is international, and comprise of high net worth individuals and companies, including in luxury ships and yachts.

You will experience a range of maritime and international trade finance issues, including: commodities, ship and offshore finance, shipbuilding, shipping litigation, trade finance and more.


  • You will be a Shipping Finance Paralegal (1+ years experience) OR a general Finance Paralegal (2+ years experience) with an interest in Shipping Finance
  • You should have experience in a wide range of Finance matters, with high net worth clients/work included in this
  • You will have a "can do" attitude and be a first-class communicator
  • You should have a meticulous eye for detail
  • Salary is up to 30k, depending on experience
  • This is an excellent opportunity for a Shipping Finance Paralegal to join this highly-regarded practice in the heart of London.

    Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation!

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