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Paralegal - IP & Commercial

Job Description

Wedlake Bell are recruiting a Paralegal to join our highly-regarded IP & Commercial team on a 12-month fixed term contract.

Our IP & Commercial team advise on a broad spectrum of leading matters, ranging from intellectual property, IT, media, data protection and competition matters. The team have strong client relationships, advising start-ups and entrepreneurs, through to large public and international organisations.

Paralegals in the IPCOM team provide general support to Partners and fee-earners, conduct essential due diligence on deals, legal research, and compile client reporting amongst a range of other responsibilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a law graduate or future trainee solicitor to gain outstanding experience in a truly varied practice.

Key role duties:

  • Monitoring orders placed between clients and suppliers through use of internal and external databases, filing and updating both hard copy and e-file records accordingly;
  • Identifying orders that require legal checks and conducting these checks by corresponding with, and reviewing paperwork from, suppliers;
  • Reviewing supply chains so as to verify the validity of the goods sourced and checking that documentation corresponds with the quantity and description of the order placed by the client;
  • Preparing reports for the client in relation to individual deals and in anticipation of meetings;
  • Contributing to regular quarterly governance meetings held with the client to discuss parallel trading issues
  • Company vetting by way of Companies House filings, credit risk reports, VAT verification and legal database searches;
  • Sending out terms and conditions to potential suppliers and keeping record of those received;
  • Administrative tasks including scanning and filing;
  • Dealing with routine client and/or third party queries and reporting to relevant fee earner with updates where necessary;
  • Ensuring that all files and spreadsheets are up to date; and
  • Legal research.
  • Assisting the team with trademark prosecution management.


  • A relevant legal qualification - law degree, or post-graduate qualification in a related field
  • Prior experience or a demonstrable understanding of Intellectual Property, and the commercial spaces it is relevant to, would be ideal but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills – must be able to interact and communicate effectively across all levels of seniority and on both an internal and external basis
  • Able to work well under pressure and in keeping with deadlines
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Strong IT, organizational skills

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