Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Job Description

The Seventy Ninth Group are a family-owned asset management company with an entrepreneurial spirit, based in the UK but with global reach and partners and investors in most countries.

We’re seeking a Legal Assistant who will be an integral part of our Executive Team, focused on providing support in matters related to investments, contracts, and regulatory compliance.

The role will involve Contracts and Compliance Support specialising in Commercial Law within the Investment industry, assisting with legal research, drafting, and reviewing legal documents, and performing administrative tasks.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Legal Research, conduct research on commercial laws and regulations to assist the team in understanding relevant statutes and regulations. Conduct thorough research on investment regulations, securities laws, and industry guidelines to support senior team members in making informed legal decisions.
  • Contract Review, assist in reviewing of both general supplier contracts, investment contracts, agreements, and documentation to ensure accuracy and compliance with legal standards. Identify potential legal risks and issues within contracts, highlighting concerns for further review.
  • Document Preparation, help in drafting simple legal documents, such as contracts, agreements, and correspondence, under the guidance of senior team member/external legal resources.
  • Administrative Support, provide administrative assistance, including file organization, calendar management, and handling basic communications.
  • · Compliance Assistance, contribute to due diligence checks and compliance reviews to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
  • · Learning and Development, actively engage in learning opportunities to enhance your understanding of investment law, industry trends, and emerging legal developments.

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law with a strong interest and understanding of business / commercial law, or experience in a related field.
  • Familiarity with investment industry practices and regulations is a plus.
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to analyse and interpret legal documents.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organised approach to document management and research.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated attention to detail in organising documents and conducting research.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.


  • Ethical and principled approach to handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships.
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative and assume responsibility.
  • Adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Benefits. what we can offer you:

  • Benefits portal providing access to a wide range of retailer discounts.
  • On-site free parking for employees.
  • Company Events
  • 24 days of annual leave plus bank holidays, with an additional Christmas shut-down period.

Salary Range: £25,000 – £30,000 per annum, dependent on experience and qualifications.

Job Type: Permanent

Pay: £25,000.00-£30,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Southport: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor’s (preferred)

Word Location: In person

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