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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



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

The Head of Human Resources Department 

5th Floor, Alexandra House
18 Chater Road
Hong Kong 

or by email to "hresources@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.




  • Formal secretarial training
  • At least 3 years of legal secretarial experience
  • Excellent English and Chinese languages skills. Proficiency in Putonghua is an added advantage
  • Good English audio typing skill
  • Well versed in MS Word (English and Chinese word processing skills) and Excel
  • Attention to detail, organized and self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work overtime


The primary objective of this role is to advise financial services clients, and in particular fund managers, in relation to their Hong Kong SFC licensing requirements and to handle the preparation, processing and follow up of SFC license applications. Some secretarial support will be available for the position.


  • preliminary assessments on the proposed activities of companies and individuals and provide advice on type of SFC licence required
  • new individual SFC licence applications and in due course new and other corporate applications
  • assistance in responding to SFC enquiries
  • notifications to and on-going regulatory filings with the SFC
  • advice on on-going regulatory requirements and business compliance related matters

The successful candidate will also need to be able to interact with clients and contacts as a “trusted compliance advisor” and to develop and maintain good relationships with relevant persons at the SFC.  

The successful candidate will need to maintain a flexible approach and be able to accommodate new and varied work flows. At times may be required to assist on other regulatory and compliance matters within the compliance unit. 

Applicants with experience in the following areas will be preferred: 

  • SFC licence applications
  • SFC licence maintenance including ongoing filings 


  • a degree holder (in law or other business related discipline)
  • prefer at least 2 years of financial industry experience and preferably with an asset manager
  • prefer some knowledge of how the securities and asset management industries operate and familiarity with the relevant regulatory requirements
  • preferably have worked at the Licensing Department of the SFC and ideally at assistant manager level 1 or higher
  • a good communicator with good interpersonal communication skills
  • a bright and quick learner with careful attention to detail
  • a good team player with good team spirit
  • the ability to handle direct client communications and meetings professionally and competently, while always keeping their supervisors fully involved and informed
  • instill confidence in seniors, partners and clients
  • native spoken and written mandarin, and excellent English verbal and drafting skills

Deacons has one of Hong Kong's leading Intellectual Property practices.  Our Trade Marks Group seeks highly motivated, bright and dynamic paralegals with trade mark experience preferably gained from an international law firm or an IP law firm.

Job Descriptions:

  • Handle a wide range of trade mark matters including trade mark searches, prosecution work, oppositions and portfolio management
  • Will work directly with partners and senior lawyers


  • Education: Preferably have completed legal studies
  • Experience: Preferably minimum 3 to 4 years of IP / trade mark experience
  • Languages: Fluency in Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) and English (both written and spoken)
  • Traits: Team player, proactive, diligent, multi-tasking, time sensitive, attention to details, and organized

The role will be focusing on corporate finance projects and will include but not be limited to the following duties:

  • Review corporate and other legal and commercial documents
  • Conduct site visits and due diligence interviews with parties in Hong Kong and overseas
  • Prepare various documents in Chinese and English, including prospectuses, shareholders’ circulars, announcements, offer documents, due diligence reports, minutes and notices of meetings, etc.
  • Conduct verification of prospectuses and offer documents
  • Liaise with issuers and other working parties


  • University graduate
  • Excellent English and Chinese language skills, proficiency in Putonghua
  • Attention to detail
  • A team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Previous relevant work experience is advantageous but not essential
  • Immediate availability is definitely an advantage