Senior Paralegal - IP/Commercial and Licensing

England, London
£35000 - £40000 per annum
19 Apr 2021
17 May 2021
JN -042021-2556025
Nellie Russell
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Contracts
Contract Type
Full Time

An excellent and extremely rare opportunity to join a well established legal team in an esteemed theatre company in London a 12 month maternity cover contract.

This role will offer wide-ranging exposure to all departments across the company and include a mix of both legal and board/HR support.

Client Details

My client is a well established international company set up over forty years ago, it is involved in theatre, film, television, video and concert productions, merchandising, magazine publishing, records and music publishing.



  • Document management and filing including in relation to legal show bibles, contracts and correspondence - both in hard copy and digital formats, including copying/scanning etc.;
  • Assisting with reviewing, drafting and document editing/formatting of legal documents including licences / NDAs / cease and desist letters / clearance forms;
  • Managing the royalty letter process (drafting, distributing and following up on responses);
  • Undertaking legal research as required by the Head of Legal / Legal Team;
  • Managing the OnBase workflow and deal approval system;
  • Managing task lists and following up on action points;
  • Fielding and dealing with both internal and external legal/copyright enquiries (i. status of licences, royalty rate queries, photography and translation rights queries);
  • General assistance to the legal team.


  • Drafting and issuing employee and consultancy offer letters/contracts/settlement agreements;
  • Managing the new starter and leaver processes: sending out new starter packs, conducting right to work checks, keeping track of probation periods; completing leaver forms;
  • Drafting and issuing private & confidential staff letters;
  • Assisting the COO with internal recruitment of staff;
  • Ensuring company policies and procedures are current and compliant with UK legislation and guidance and available to staff on the company intranet; and
  • Supporting the COO with any general employment matters.


Candidate specifications:

  • Excellent organisation skills;
  • Highly competent with filing and document management systems, both digital and hardcopy;
  • Confident and polite phone manner;
  • Highly skilled in drafting, editing and formatting spread sheets, memos, notes, general correspondence and other documents including a sound grasp of word-processor and excel.
  • Strong and confident communicator (both written and oral);
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Reliable and pro-active;
  • Can maintain absolute discretion;
  • Works well within a team;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several matters coincidentally and to prioritise workload as appropriate; and
  • Passion/Enthusiasm for the performing arts and the theatre industry.

Job Offer

12 month fixed term maternity cover contract starting in late April