Paralegal - Office of General Counsel

Job Description

Paralegal - Office of General Counsel


Fragomen’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) are looking for a Paralegal to join our London office on a permanent basis. If you think you have the experience that matches the criteria below and are interested in working in a world-leading, global organisation, then we would love to hear from you.

About us:

Fragomen is the world’s leading exclusive provider of immigration services. With more than 50 offices worldwide, we provide immigration services in more than 170 countries. For over 60 years, we have provided strategic immigration advice to a diverse range of clients from individuals to the world’s leading multinational corporations. With over 4,500 employees in more than 50 offices, you will be joining a truly global firm where providing exceptional client service is at the core of what we do. 

Fragomen’s professionals are respected thought leaders in the immigration field providing expertise to governments across the world including the US Congress, the UK Parliament, the European Union and the United Nations.

A career at Fragomen will provide you with the opportunity to work in an exciting environment for a broad range of clients, where no two days will be the same. You will face interesting challenges and you will work with dedicated, friendly and ambitious people.  We are extremely proud of our diverse workforce at Fragomen and we are fully committed to providing equal opportunities.  We believe that our differences make us stronger.

About the team:

Based across Fragomen’s London and Sheffield offices, the EMEA Office of General Counsel is one of the corporate teams supporting the firm’s core business.  The team assists with a wide range of transactional, company secretarial and advisory legal work across EMEA, including: tenders; commercial contracts (clients and suppliers); employment; property; professional regulation; compliance ; sanctions; and litigation. As part of the team, you will work with OGC and non-OGC colleagues around the world as well as with local advisors supporting Fragomen in various locations

About the role:
Reporting to the Associate General Counsel - EMEA, the Paralegal will be responsible for:

  • Managing the OGC’s Third Party Vendor (“TPV”) Due Diligence process, which involves overseeing the onboarding of entities providing immigration-related services in countries where Fragomen does not have an office.
  • This involves collaborating with colleagues responsible for the vendor relationship to decide what type of due diligence the TPV should be subject to, reviewing the TPV’s documents and working with the AGCs on deciding whether to approve the TPV as a Fragomen service provider. This further involves following up on TPV recertification annually and being the point of contact for any TPV due diligence-related questions during the course of the relationship.
  • More general assistance to other members of OGC as required, such as research, drafting and administrative duties, including document filing and minute taking.

About you:

You will have experience in a legal or professional services environment with a Paralegal, Compliance or Administrative type role.

You will also have a passion to develop a career within an in-house legal function.

Also required:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Achieves a high level of productivity
  • Multitasks in a fast-paced environment with competing demands
  • Meets assigned deadlines
  • Works well as part of a team to ensure productivity and good communication
  • Works with all team members in a clear, articulate and professional manner
  • Is able to follow the instructions of senior members of staff
  • Develops strong working relationships with team members and gains their confidence through displaying professionalism and efficiency in all communications
  • Demonstrates accuracy and proficiency in written communications with their team

Fragomen in London:
Our London office has over 230 people working collaboratively and creating a dynamic, positive environment.

The office itself is based in the heart of the City, located within a short walk of numerous tube stations. As the UK starts to move out of lockdown and Fragomen moves out of a fully working from home model, a willingness to attend the office will be required. The firm is however transitioning towards a flexible working approach, that incorporates in-person attendance with remote working – our aim being to fully leverage our remote working technology and provide a balance for our people in the way that they work.

Whether in the office or working remotely, we are proud of our team spirit and we like to reflect this in the way that we work and everything we do. Our Employee Wellbeing scheme sees us offer great opportunities for everyone at Fragomen to get involved in a variety of activities and initiatives both inside and outside of the office. These range from nutrition talks and cooking courses, to running clubs and film nights.

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