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Our ability to provide exceptional client service relies on effective teamwork between our lawyers and our legal support teams, who play a critical role in our continuing success. Deacons offers exciting career prospects for legal support specialists in a wide range of fields including:

Professional Support Officers/Assistants and Paralegals

 

Secretarial

Each legal department has its own valued secretarial team, which provides wide-ranging support to our fee earners, including liaising with clients, diary and document management and billing support. Our secretarial team is vital to our ability to deliver a first class service and often plays an important role as one of the first points of contact for our clients.

If you want an exciting and dynamic career at Hong Kong’s leading independent law firm and believe you have what it takes to be a successful member of our team then we would be delighted to hear from you. Please click on the link below for details of our current vacancies.

 

How to apply

Please send your full CV either by post to

Resourcing Manager

Deacons
5th Floor, Alexandra House
18 Chater Road
Central
Hong Kong 

or by email to "hr@deacons.com"
or to private fax: +852 2810 9126. 

We will only consider applicants who apply directly to our firm and not through recruitment agencies. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Applicants who do not hear from us within 4 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful and the applications will be destroyed within 6 months.

 

 

CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

We are seeking a high calibre and experienced paralegal to join our Commercial Litigation Practice Group.  The role is to provide legal support to lawyers within the practice group, including document review and indexing, research, preparation of court documents and bundles, drafting simple correspondence, liaising with clients and third parties, and translation work.  

Requirements:

  • Holder of a law degree (LLB) or a diploma in law/legal studies or equivalent
  • Experience in a law firm/the legal industry
  • Excellent command of English and Chinese (both written and oral)
  • Proficiency in Putonghua is not necessary, but would be an advantage
  • Hard working, highly organised and enthusiastic
  • Analytical, with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication (written and oral ) and proof-reading skills
  • A team player, but able to work independently
  • Computer literacy - well versed in MS Office, Word and Excel

We are looking for high calibre university graduates from Hong Kong/ Mainland China to join our Funds team, which services the fastest growing asset management industry in HK.  This is a good opportunity for bright and enthusiastic candidates to gain legal work experience and to further develop their legal career.  The role includes:

  • Assisting in the preparation of legal documentation for funds and SFC forms
  • Assisting in the preparation, processing and following up of licence applications
  • Assisting and supporting other duties within the compliance and regulatory practice group
  • Assisting in the co-ordination and liaison with regulatory authorities and clients

 Requirements:

  • A degree holder in legal or financial studies or other related professional discipline
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the financial services industry including funds management, compliance and regulatory functions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent English and Chinese language skills
  • A good team player 

We invite applications for a position as Billing Executive in IP Administration Group.

  • Preparing and drafting bills for approval, finalizing and sending approved bills to clients for payments
  • Maintained all data and matter files properly on Accounting and Case Management systems
  • Secondary graduate or above
  • Relevant experience with accounting/e-billing systems, well versed in MS Word, Excel and Chinese Word Processing
  • Good command in both the English and Chinese languages
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Willingness to learn and proactive
  • Willingness to work overtime

We invite bright individuals to join our Corporate Finance Practice Group as prospectus writers.  The role will be responsible for collecting and analysing data, and writing prospectuses according to instructions and timeline.  Successful candidates must have passion in writing, and excellent writing and editorial skills in English.

Requirements:

  • University graduate with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies, or a degree in English Language Studies
  • Excellent English writing and editorial skills
  • Ability to read and understand Chinese
  • Ability to analyse data and present information in a clear, concise and understandable manner
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Strong communication skills and a team player
  • Familiarity with the capital markets is an advantage
  • Previous experience in writing prospectuses or other similar documents preferred

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years secretarial experience gained from legal / professional firms
  • Diploma holder of Legal Studies or related disciplines is a plus
  • Excellent English and Chinese language skills, proficiency in Putonghua is an added advantage
  • Well versed in MS Office applications with strong document formatting skills
  • Attention to detail, organized and self-motivated; a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Candidates with less experience will also be considered for junior roles.

Role

  • To provide dedicated executive support to Fee Earners for Trade Mark related issues in order to support the China IP Group
  • Report to Line Manager Associate / Senior Associate

Responsibilities

  • Arrange / Conduct Trademark and Library Searches and carry out directed research (e.g. for sighting reports, client background, legal alerts, conference research, presentations, articles and publications etc)
  • Analyse and present Search results to deliver executive summaries and targeted briefs that enable Associates to rapidly identify key information
  • Prepare Custom and Copyright Recordals
  • Prepare the Litigation Bundle
  • Draft pre-filing advice, reporting letters and routine client correspondence under the direction of the relevant fee earner
  • Use and maintain the mini-database to ensure the most up-to-date and accurate information is available
  • Conduct, or arrange, translations within the boundaries assigned by fee earners
  • Be responsible to handle routine client enquiries and communications
  • Maintain close working relationships and situational awareness across the team and group (including with BTMA based colleagues)
  • Ensure that all templates and procedures used are up-to-date and coherent with other executives across the Department
  • Update electronic information and files to ensure all matters are tracked and processed correctly
  • Team Working: Be prepared to cover the duties of colleagues during periods of absence or to reinforce specific teams during surge activity periods

Skills Required ESSENTIAL

  • University Graduate - Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Diploma
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years relevant experience in administrative support role
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • Exceptional organisational abilities and attention to detail
  • Strong team working skills, initiative and self-motivation
  • Proficient in PC operation, MS Office, Track Changes, Chinese Word Processing (Simplified and Traditional)

DESIRABLE

  • Legal qualifications highly advantageous
  • Relevant experience in legal firms; Intellectual Property experience highly advantageous
  • Experience in a high profile administrative role, working with time critical deadlines and holding organisational responsibilities
  • Solid working experience in corporate / commercial practices
  • Good knowledge in recording chargeable time and preparing bills

•             ICSA Associates/Students

•             A minimum of 3 years relevant company secretarial experience, preferably gained in a CPA or legal firm

•             Good communication skills in both English and Chinese languages, fluency in Putonghua is an added advantage

•             Computer literate and knowledge in CSA preferred

•             Independent and meticulous

•             Immediate availability will be an advantage