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Professional Support Lawyer

We have a unique opportunity for a finance-focused PSL to join us on a fixed-term contract basis to assist with the updating of our ship and aviation finance precedents with a particular focus on the LIBOR transition. The successful applicant will work alongside our asset finance teams in London and many of our international offices (including Athens, Hamburg, Hong Kong, and Singapore).

Reporting to Global Head of Marine Projects

Based London

Flexibility Occasional Travel to other UK offices

Contract Type 6-9 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.30

Start Date ASAP

“If you are looking for a challenging and fulfilling short-term opportunity in a supportive, inclusive, and high-performance work environment where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential, Ince could be the firm for you.”

Role Responsibilities

  • Providing support on our ship and aviation finance precedents (but with an emphasis on ship finance precedents).
     
  • Updating our banking and finance loan and security documentation with a particular focus on the LIBOR transition.
     
  • Overseeing and coordinating the production of legal, technical content for regular publications (newsletters, briefings).
     
  • Researching topics and speakers for client-facing events.
     
  • Coordinating the drafting of talks/presentations by fee-earners (client-facing).
     
  • Liaising with Business Development and Marketing (“BD&M”) team and fee earners in preparation and delivery of regular publications.
     
  • Liaising with BD&M team and fee earners in delivery of client-facing (in-house) events including hosting.
     
  • Liaising with BD&M team in respect of website materials.
     
  • Supporting and editing production of legal directory submissions.
     
  • Targeting – identification of key clients and contacts for BD & marketing opportunities.
     
  • Liaising with BD&M team and fee earners re Group use of social media.
     
  • Liaising with external organisations and membership bodies to coordinate attendance at industry events and access to legal information.
     
  • Supporting the organisation of in-house presentations by external speakers.
     
  • Some UK, international and/or long haul travel may be required.

Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with the banking and finance industry with particular reference to the LIBOR transition is highly desirable.
     
  • An understanding of the shipping industry and current issues, needs or concerns of key shipping clients would be beneficial.
     
  • Qualified to practice as an English solicitor or barrister.

Person Specification

  • Well presented, professional, and articulate with excellent interpersonal skills.
     
  • Excellent attention to detail.
     
  • Excellent time management, organisational and administrative skills.
     
  • Demonstrate the ongoing use of initiative.
     
  • Confident, personable, and approachable disposition.
     
  • A proactive approach and the ability to think ahead and forward-plan.
     
  • A proven ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload.
     
  • Ability to communicate professionally and respectfully with all whom you interact.
     
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
     
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure while maintaining a level-headed and calm approach in all situations.
     
  • Independent, self-motivated, and able to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

Benefits

  • Salary is competitive.
     
  • 25 days annual leave including the opportunity to buy and sell holiday.
     
  • Matched pension contributions.
     
  • Private Health Insurance.
     
  • Life Assurance at 4x Salary.
     
  • Income Protection Cover.
     
  • Optical Care vouchers and many more benefits and discounts.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

Appointment is subject to the appropriate basic disclosure/DBS checks, and satisfactory references.

This vacancy is open to direct applicants only, no agencies please.

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