Paralegal – Corporate Company – Conveyancing – LEGY215


A leading bank is looking for a Paralegal for their busy Legal Department at their Rosebank / JHB CBD Offices.

Minimum Requirements

You must meet and exceed the following requirements:
MUST have a Paralegal qualification.
MUST have at least 5 years' experience working in Contracts from a Commercial Law Firm or Commercial Department of a Corporate Company.
MUST be able to do legal research and formulate opinions on relevant laws.
Exposure to legal drafting is highly is essential.
Examining Information
Meeting Timescales
Checking Details
Producing Outputs
This role is for very senior Paralegal and will require a candidate that can work independently, but efficiently and accurately.

Role Description

You will be required to perform the following duties, but not limited to:
Ensure a high level of accuracy - Analysis and scrutiny of documentation for accuracy by double checking all legal documentation
If documentation is returned by the Business Manager, ensure standardization of documentation through scrutiny of the signed document
Ensure accurate and comprehensive drafting of facilities letters, security documents and other such credit documentation
Draft, peruse and check standard agreements by following the agreed and recorded procedural frameworks
Attend credit meetings, Client Coverage meetings and meetings with External Clients and/or their External Counsel
Pro-active development of relationships with credit and business with a view of credit and business approaching the legal team for legal support prior to finalization of legal agreements

Co-ordinate credit, legal and business concerns in a solution-orientated manner to close deals/transactions
Establish positive working relationships with internal and group stakeholders
Assistance and advice on legal queries relating to Bank matters as well as support to the Legal Managers
Assist and support the Legal Managers on re-drafting and / or on queries relating to the legal agreements by demonstrating sound understanding and application of agreements and taking instructions from the Legal Managers where necessary

Participating in and assisting with Project work

Develop processes within the team to enhance the team’s capabilities and outputs to Business and Credit. This will be done through ongoing review and assessment of legal processes and policies

Identification and Mitigation of Operational Risk
Identification, investigation and escalation of Ops risks and or inefficiencies presented from time to time, by reviewing documentation and interaction with stakeholders
Comply with the Bank’s legal policies, guidelines, frameworks and processes from time to time
Reporting and recording matters on the necessary systems to ensure stakeholder’s are kept up to date with active and /or outstanding items
The ability to utilize the Bank’s systems as a tool to ensure turnaround times are met and accurate reports may be drawn off the system
Applies elementary concepts to develop activities under supervision
Efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposal of legal records, in order to support the organisation operations
Knowledge of applicable legislation and the legal policies and procedures pertaining to the local, regional and relevant international laws
The capacity to communicate ideas and facts of a legal nature in writing using appropriate grammar, syntax, sentence and document structure in the legal profession
Understands the laws and legal principles governing the administration and contractual obligations of the organisation
Applies knowledge and understanding the role and functions of corporate legal services within the context of the local legislative and industry regulatory framework
Is able to comply with relevant legislation, regulatory and professional standards

#secretary; #paralegal; #conveyancing; #contractsadministration; #bank; #contracts; #commercial

City: Jhb CBD / Rosebank, Johannesburg

Salary: Market related, negotiable for the right candidate.

Duration: Permanent