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  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

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  • Contact:

    Tevia Kretzmer

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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​​Our client, a global and well-established hedge fund, is looking for a paralegal to sit within the firm's in-house legal function.

The ideal candidate would be a paralegal with some knowledge of the buy-side trading documentation framework. The role will be to assist the Legal team to support the client's ongoing trading requirements, new launches, projects, regulatory compliance matters and dealing with queries on an ad hoc basis.


  • Liaising with internal teams, including front-office, operations, compliance and middle-office accounting.

  • Assisting with the review, drafting and negotiation of certain trading agreements.

  • Coordinate the execution of documents, liaising with the directors and counterparties as required.

  • Central documentation list maintenance.

  • Maintenance of various document management systems and databases.

  • Assist with projects as required.

Experience/Skills Required

  • Articulate, with excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Strong academics and degree educated

  • Legally trained/prior paralegal experience within a trading legal team is preferred but not absolutely essential

  • Be able to work both independently and as part of the team

  • Must be able to prioritise/drive for execution

  • Ability to exercise judgment

  • The ability to prioritise effectively and manage a generous workload

  • Attention to detail is essential

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.

Remote Working

We are currently looking for regionally-located in-house and private practice lawyers from the following areas who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim WFH basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.

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