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Principal Paralegal

Requisition ID: R10040411

  • Category IconCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • Location IconLocation: London, London, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

As a Principal Paralegal you will be working with in the European law department reporting to the European Legal director. Based in the London office with flexibility and Hybrid working.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Carrying out company searches.
  • Prepare and edit  legal documents, presentations, agendas, memos, letters, spreadsheets, and other business documents.
  • Liaise with paralegals and lawyers based in the US
  • Manage a small number of personal injury claims, liaising with insurers and outside lawyers as and when claims arise, dealing with these within the required deadlines
  • Coordinating UK Subsidiary Board meetings reports, resolutions and meetings (see below for specific company secretarial skills).
  • Efficient administration of legal contracts and other information.
  • Assist the legal team in ensuring legal compliance in all areas of the Company’s operations.
  • Carrying out legal research and drafting preliminary advice on a variety of topics and issues that arise in the day to day commercial operations of the business.
  • Coordinating with other UK and USUS functions on relevant legal and contractual matters..
  • Assisting with the management of the company’s property portfolio so some Real Estate experience useful.
  • Drafting legal documentation using firm precedents such as agreements for lease, licenses, contracting-out documents and drafting various Land Registry forms
  • Organising and administrating the various legal/commercial databases.
  • Liaising with UK companies and outside agencies to ensure that annual accounts are filed on time.
  • Organising and preparing agendas and papers for board meetings, committees, taking minutes and following up on matters arising from these meetings.

Qualification and experience required:

  • Degree in Law (or GDL) is preferred
  • Be a paralegal or legal executive with a number of years experience in either a law firm or an in-house environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of handling company secretarial work.
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, particularly the UK Companies Act 1985 and 2006 and knowledge of corporate governance principles and practices.
  • Experience of writing up and maintaining statutory registers and making statutory filings.
  • Experience in dealing with a small amount of personal injury claims would be useful, training will be given.
  • Confident and self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.
  • Possess a high level of competence with IT systems, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    Looking for flexibility? At Northrop Grumman UK we have hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.



Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.


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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.