Job Description

You will support the Legal Counsel Trading team in achieving our organisational goals.

The majority of work undertaken will be qualifying work experience (QWE) for the SQE assessment and the Legal Counsel (Trading) can support the Paralegal /(Graduate) Solicitor Apprentice (Trading) in achieving SRA objectives towards qualification as a solicitor.

How will I spend my time in this role?

  • Proactively deal with all legal enquiries;
  • Work with Legal Counsel on any disputes that arise;
  • Assist the Trading Team with accessing new trading platforms whilst understanding and communicating the legal risk;
  • Interfacing with Risk and Regulatory Compliance Functions within the wider business to ensure that company policies and standards are maintained;
  • Feedback and implement best practice;
  • Assist with ensuring compliance of the Trading Team all regulations;
  • Assist in developing and implementing company policies for the best practice in externalising legal resource;
  • Oversee the out-sourcing of legal matters to law firms in a timely and cost-efficient way;

What skills/experience do I need to be successful?

  • Previous contract management or paralegal experience;
  • Energy experience an advantage.

Who are we?

The future of energy is digitised, decarbonised and localised. At Smartest Energy, we need revolutionary thinkers to help our customers make the most of this new landscape, thinking differently to find smart solutions to complex problems.

Formed in 2001, we’re an agile business driven by entrepreneurial thinking. As a subsidiary of the Marubeni Corporation, we also have strong investment and infrastructure behind us. We have three offices in the UK, one in the US and another in Australia. Further expansion is planned for 2023 and beyond which means global career opportunities for you, with plenty of potential to explore new markets.

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, remotely or a mix of remote/office. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

When you join our Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

What else do we offer?

  • The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for up to 30 days a year;
  • A genuine commitment to smarter working – we recognise your work/life balance matters;
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community;
  • Excellent benefits package including private medical insurance/dental cover and non-contributory pension from month three;


Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to what we do. We value everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive we need diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow.

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