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Legal & Company Secretarial Assistant

Location: Fulham | Contract: Permanent

Job Summary

Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality.  We use prints and designs that evoke the English countryside, for the way you live today.
We are looking for a Legal & Company Secretarial Assistant to join our small in-house legal team.

You will be involved in a range of legal matters, such as:

1) General contract work, drafting and reviewing agreements, novations and extensions, heads of terms, engagement letters, letters of intent, general commercial contracts

2) Corporate projects

3) Providing legal advice on a number of areas of law including corporate, commercial, consumer, IP, e-commerce and data protection

4) Managing dispute resolution, for example commercial disputes, IP disputes, customer complaints, small claims.

In addition, you will work closely with the Company Secretary to deal with a range of company secretarial matters, such as:

1) The formal processes for PLC and subsidiary companies, board and committee meetings

2) Ensuring compliance with FCA rules, for example the Corporate Governance Code, Listing Rules, Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules

3) Dealing with correspondence, collating information, writing reports, monitoring changes in legislation and the regulatory environment.

This would be an ideal position for an applicant who has 1 to 2 years’ experience in a legal and company secretarial role.

Good organisational skills are required with the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.  Accuracy and confidentiality are essential. Competent in Microsoft Office packages, especially Word and Excel, you must also demonstrate a professional attitude and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter stating your current salary and benefits package to:  

We regret that only successful candidates will be contacted.  
Applications from recruitment agencies will NOT be accepted.

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