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Company Secretary - Edinburgh

Corporate - Company Secretarial
Ref: 219 Date Posted: Friday 31 May 2019
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Burness Paull is one of Scotland’s premier law firms with offices across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally.  We have over 500 people and have worked on deals in more than 60 jurisdictions. We have one goal - to be the Best Scottish Law Firm in the World.

We are looking to recruit a Company Secretary to join our Company Secretarial team in our Edinburgh office.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Drafting of documentation relating to incorporation of companies and limited liability partnerships;

  • Supporting colleagues in transactional matters, including drafting supporting documentation such as Companies House forms, board minutes, resolutions and share certificates;

  • Carrying out relevant company and limited partnership searches, and, where required, appropriate research, for colleagues across the firm;

  • Maintaining the statutory books held by the firm in its capacity as company secretary or for LLPs where corporate administrative support is provided, both electronically via Blueprint software or manually. Ensuring accurate detail of all entries is made within the given timescale;

  • Responsibility for compliance requirements, primarily relating to the preparation and filing of confirmation statements, and preparation of accounts filing reminders for companies for which the firm acts as company secretary, or for LLPs where corporate administrative support is provided;

Ideally 2-3 years ICSA qualified. We will also consider applications from ICSA Students looking to develop their company secretarial career in a legal services environment.

This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team in a successful, growing firm.



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  • Legal Business Awards 2014 National/Regional Firm of the Year

  • Legal 500 UK Awards 2013 ‘Scottish Firm of the Year'

  • ‘Legal Advisor of the Year‘ 2013

  • UK 200 Listed Firm 2013