Farrer & Co is synonymous with the highest quality legal advice and service.

We advise individuals, families, businesses, financial services, educational and not-for-profit organisations on every aspect of the law, wherever the need arises. From our offices in London we work with trusted professionals around the world to deliver a seamless international service.

Our clients present us with complex and varied challenges. Whether that's a complicated family trust issue, a multinational corporate transaction, or an emerging threat to their reputation, they need clear thinkers who can advise on the best solutions, fast thinkers when speed is of the essence and agile thinkers who can produce a fresh approach to get the job done. That's why they choose us.

Our clients value our in-depth knowledge, technical excellence and diversity of disciplines. But what really binds our long-standing relationships with them is our approach: pragmatic, plain speaking and always steadfast in our values, which we hold dear. Values which mean we gain our clients' trust, always strive to do the right thing, and aim for the best results for them.

Superb client service sits at the heart of everything we do. We are modern lawyers with timeless values.

The role

To provide a high quality paralegal, administrative support to the Responsible Business Partner and Head of Pro Bono – Counsel. Also assisting with legal research when required. The Paralegal will be flexible, highly motivated, display outstanding attention to detail and have the ability to multitask with ease.


  • Co-ordinating and managing multiple diaries and appointments.
  • Providing general administrative support to the team.
  • Draft and proof-read legal documents and prepare written reports as requested.
  • Producing attendance notes, emails, letters, presentations and other documents as required.
  • Assisting in the preparation of bundles as requested.
  • Conducting legal research using a variety of online and reference sources. Researching, analysing and interpreting general business periodicals and professional journals, annual reports etc.
  • Building and maintaining technical knowledge of clients and their matters and their work/requirements in general.
  • Methodically analyse and summarise complex issues; finding solutions and communicating them effectively.
  • Provide support to fee-earners on cases through investigations, drafting, research and analysis.
  • Assist fee-earners with researching, updating, editing and publishing books and articles as requested.
  • Assist other members of the team when preparing for client meetings.
  • Attend client meetings, alongside other fee-earners and produce attendance notes as requested.
  • To work the team in arranging marketing and Business Development activities, liaising with Marketing as appropriate.
  • Maintaining client contact details and business development activities on CRM (Interaction) database.
  • To regularly, frequently and accurately maintain and update correspondence and other e-filing.
  • To work under pressure to meet deadlines with a flexible attitude to working overtime when an urgent task/transaction may require.
  • To maintain confidentiality in respect of those matters which are particularly commercially sensitive or secret, and only share them with colleagues and others on a need to know basis who are themselves bound by an obligation of confidentiality.
  • Take responsibility for accurate Aderant entry to ensure timely and accurate billing where appropriate.

Skills and Experience

  • Proactive team player and supportive colleague, with an enthusiastic manner, who takes a flexible, 'can-do' approach to work.
  • Confident in working autonomously/independently to meet ever-changing deadlines.
  • Meticulous and well organised.
  • Adaptable and open to change, with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Possesses a highly proactive and innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to accurately follow complex procedures and instructions.
  • High standards of attention to detail.
  • Dynamic and driven individual with initiative.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Accomplished research skills.
  • Strong IT skills: thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Previous relevant experience or a genuine interest in this area of law is desirable.

Education and Qualifications

  • Strong educational background, law degree preferred.
  • Previous paralegal experience would be preferred.

Special aspects

The hours of work for this opportunity are 09:30am-5:30pm but it is essential to be committed, flexible and prepared to work beyond the normal office hours when necessary and in response to client demand.

Farrer & Co is an equals opportunity employer who welcomes applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We look to employ the best candidates regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, social or economic background, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other protected characteristic.

We are keen to ensure candidates have the best interview experience possible, if you require any adjustments during the interview or application process please let the recruitment team know.