Seedrs Limited

Paralegal

Join Seedrs Limited as they are looking for a Paralegal

Who we are 

Seedrs is the leading equity crowdfunding platform and the most active funder of private companies in the UK, with £2.1B invested into campaigns and more than 1750 deals funded. We allow all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like in businesses they believe in and share in their success. We allow ambitious businesses in all sectors to raise capital and build community through an efficient, online process. Seedrs’ HQ is in London, with multiple teams based across Europe. 

Republic, a U.S. based firm, has recently acquired Seedrs in a mission to create the first global private investing platform.

Republic operates several distinct business lines including a retail investment platform, a private capital division, and a blockchain advisory practice. The Republic ecosystem has deployed over $1.5 billion in investments, has supported over 600 companies, and comprises over 2M community members across 150 countries. Now, being officially a part of the Republic ecosystem, Seedrs will not only continue to serve the exciting UK and European businesses and investors, but with Republic’s firepower behind us, we will continue to redefine the segment by leading on innovation, customer service, supporting diversity, and trust. Our mission remains unchanged, but now we will have more resources to continue building innovative products that serve our business and investors in the best way possible.

We have created a working environment that allows you to be yourself at work and be treated fairly, on the basis of your merits, abilities and potential. We recognise the benefits of having a diverse workforce and take steps to ensure that we endeavour to recruit from a wide pool of suitably qualified candidates. We live by core values, all of which operate to help us deliver company goals.

What you'll do

As the Paralegal, you’ll be an important member of our close knit Legal Team, and will provide support on a broad range of legal matters giving you exposure to all areas of the business in a dynamic and scaling fintech company.

  • You’ll work with all teams in the business to identify business risk and ensure due diligence is carried out on all new service providers.
  • You’ll work with other members of the Legal Team to monitor and amend public facing website agreements, and to assist the Legal Team  with commercial contract reviews and negotiation. 
  • You’ll assist with legal research on various domestic and international matters, and provide assistance to the Legal Team in respect of the regular updates that the Legal Team provides. on relevant industry developments that may affect the business 
  • You’ll help with the implementation of innovative and scalable processes that enable the Legal Team and wider business to be efficient, effective, flexible and responsive.
  • You’ll provide administrative assistance with responsibilities including maintaining the business’s  service provider records, contract records, and data protection records.
  • You’ll collaborate with Seedrs colleagues from every part of the business and in the Legal Team on general legal issues and help them arrive at solutions.

Who we’re looking for

  • Someone with excellent attention to detail.
  • An individual that can manage, organise and prioritise a varied workload.
  • Someone with excellent written and oral communication skills who can communicate complex issues in a straightforward way.
  • Someone with an interest in driving the implementation of process and efficiency improvements.
  • Someone with a genuine interest in the start-up industry and with an enthusiasm for the changing legal landscape of start-up investment.
  • Someone looking for experience in the legal industry as a generalist.
  • A team player with a collaborative approach.
  • Someone who will, with instructions and limited support, take ownership of tasks.
  • IT skills – experience with Microsoft Word is essential. Experience with the Google Apps suite would also be beneficial

Nice to haves (not mandatory)

  • Experience in contracts management and negotiation  
  • Some knowledge of data protection and/or financial services regulation
  • A recognised legal qualification and/or first hand experience in a legal role

Interview and assessment process

  1. Initial interview with Senior Legal Manager and Senior Legal Associate
  2. Written assessment
  3. Second interview with Legal Director and Senior Legal Manager (including review of written assessment)

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • Employee share options.
  • Money to invest through the platform.
  • 25 days annual leave and Flexi Fridays.
  • Personal Wellness allowance.
  • Individual Learning & Development budget.
  • Access to our Healthcare Cash Plan programme & Employee Assistance Program.
  • Discounted Cushon ISA account.
  • Professional development.
  • Lunch and learn sessions.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay.
  • Enhanced Pension package.
  • Company offsites and Team socials.
  • Great offices with free fruit, coffee and Friday drinks!