Job description / Role
Your new company
We are looking for a Paralegal to join a Legal team based in Abu Dhabi. The Paralegal will primarily provide legal and administrative support to the Head of Legal and assist with Company Secretarial work.
The company is a large, well established holding company who deals primarily within agriculture and you will be based within their legal department.
Your new role
Within the role, you will be providing support to the head of legal and the team as a whole – this will include preparing legal correspondence and other documents for attorneys, organizing and maintaining documents in a paper or electronic filing system, meeting with clients, attorneys, and other professionals to talk about case details. As well as meeting people and dealing with correspondence, you will also be responsible for filing pleadings with the court clerk, preparing briefs, wills, contracts, real estate closing statements, pleadings, appeals and other legal documents. You will also be directing and coordinating law office activity, as well as carrying out any other day-to-day administration for the team.
What you'll need to succeed
This role is exclusively for a bilingual English and Arabic candidate (both strong in their written and spoken languages) – for the success of this role the perfect candidate will be based in Abu Dhabi and hold a Law Degree. You will have previous exposure to working within the legal sector, either within a law firm, company legal department or Corporate Law and will be confident in working in a busy, demanding environment. It is important that you will be the type of person used to meeting deadlines and will be somebody who can thrive under pressure.
If you are the perfect candidate, you will be proactive with the ability to be able to manage and successfully prioritise tasks. You must be flexible within your work style and be somebody who can show commitment to your role. Overall, you will be hard working with a keen eye for detail.
It is important that the successful candidate has excellent interpersonal skills and Microsoft Office proficiency, this will be demonstrated through a face-to-face screening and testing.
What you'll get in return
You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package including flights, Visa and comprehensive medical insurance.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
About the Company
Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. We are the experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.
Our Middle East office was founded in December 2005, headquartered in Dubai UAE. We deal with clients in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other key areas in the region. Our consultants sector-specific knowledge and unique understanding of the local market allows us to offer an exceptional level of service across all divisions.
We currently recruit for roles in the following sectors: Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Banking, Construction & Property, Engineering, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Logistics, Legal, Office Support, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Supply Chain & Procurement, and Sales & Marketing.
As part of our continuing expansion, we have opened a dedicated Abu Dhabi desk to further assist with our client needs across the region.