Company Secretary & Governance Advisor - Aberdeen

Ref: 261 Date Posted: Friday 08 Nov 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 & Governance Advisor for the Company Secretarial division in our Aberdeen 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;

  • Providing guidance and support to clients, both internal and external, in respect of the company secretarial aspects of their companies and, where necessary, on other transactional related matters;

  • Providing guidance and support to clients, both internal and external, in relation to the People with Significant Control regime for companies, LLPs and Scottish limited partnerships;

Job Specification

  • Experience in a company secretarial role, preferably in a legal/professional services environment is desirable;

  • Working knowledge of Blueprint Oneworld (or an equivalent company secretarial software package) is desirable;

  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with colleagues;

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