Corporate Paralegal


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We are looking for an experienced Corporate Paralegal, to join our growing team.

This is a career paralegal role that and would suit someone with extensive experience within a similar corporate paralegal role or someone with a Company Secretarial background.

If you are tech savvy, organised and detail-oriented, looking to take the next step in your career and be part of a dynamic legal team, we encourage you to apply!

Who we are

Harper James is a national commercial law firm designed to support entrepreneurial businesses from start-up to exit. We aspire to disrupt the model for which legal services are provided to businesses. The firm’s innovative approach to delivering highly tailored and accessible legal advice is considered genuinely different to the establishment.

Harper James was founded in 2014 and continues to grow at c40%+ year on year.  This financial year, more than 120 people will support more than 2,500 businesses and our turnover will exceed £13m. We expect to double in size over the next 3 years.

What you'll do

Key Responsibilities

You will play a crucial role in supporting our corporate team within a varied paralegal role.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of resolutions and filings for particular transactions and reporting these to Corporate Solicitors and Partners.
  • Preparation of routine board minutes and shareholder resolutions.
  • Circulation of board minutes and shareholder resolutions to the client’s board and shareholders by Docusign.
  • Management of the passing of board resolutions and shareholder resolutions on behalf of clients.
  • Ensure timely filings with Companies House both in relation to the above and as part of post completion processes for:
    • Investments
    • Acquisitions
    • Granting of security
  • Take ownership of management and updating of company statutory registers on behalf of clients, both in relation to legal work undertaken by the Corporate team and as part of a stand alone service for clients, including proactive management of annual Confirmation Statements.

What does the ideal candidate look like

  • Significant experience in corporate governance from a company law perspective.
  • Experience of working within a corporate team as a career paralegal or in a company secretarial role.
  • An ICSA or Company Law Paralegal qualification would be desirable but not necessary if you have significant experience directly applicable to the role.
  • Experience with company filing requirements as you will be responsible for identifying all necessary filings.
  • Strong IT skills (proficient with Office 365 and can adapt to new systems quickly)
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
  • Proficiency in document management, and case management software.
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work effectively and remotely in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working remotely.

The bottom line

  • An opportunity to play an important part in the next phase of growth for a law firm leading innovation within legal services.
  • An environment with no politics, no bureaucracy, working with a passionate, supportive and dedicated team who all play a fundamental part in the success and continued growth of the business.
  • Cutting-edge technology and resources to support your role.
  • Competitive salary, pension, holiday and healthcare equivalent to much of UK top 100 firms.
  • Full time/part time or flexible hours available (we are looking for a minimum of 25 hours over 5 days).

Ready to apply?

We’d like to start the process by inviting you to an informal chat with our Head of Talent Acquisition, Leah Horwood. Be assured that all conversations are confidential and we will act discreetly throughout the process.

You can call Leah direct on 07809 475202 or arrange a convenient time to speak by emailing her via

Please complete the application form using the link below.

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Our offices

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A national law firm

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Floor 5, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
Floor 2, Cubo, 38 Carver Street, Sheffield, S1 4FS
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