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Lightsource bp

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London, United Kingdom

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21 days ago

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.


The legal team, with lawyers in London, Spain, Italy, Greece, Poland, Portugal, the US, Brazil and Australia, provides support across all the units of the business and all jurisdictions.

You will work as part of a busy in-house team primarily focusing on corporate, commercial, intellectual property (such as trade marks) and company secretarial work, but also with opportunities to support the wider Legal team units, including M&A, finance, construction, projects and property law. We encourage a high level of responsibility and you will be given the opportunity to gain hands on experience to become involved in other areas of law where business needs arise.

General Skills

Interest in corporate, commercial, intellectual property and company secretarial work.

Interest in solar and renewable energy.

Competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Commercial awareness and business acumen.

Ambition to learn and progress with the entrepreneurial spirit of the company and in-house team of experts whilst developing your own legal skills.


Minimum one year of previous experience as a Paralegal or similar role in an office setting (ideally at a leading international / mid to top tier firm or in an in-house setting).

Excellent academic record including a qualifying Law degree, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or other similar / alternative qualification .

Completion of or current enrolment in the legal practice course (LPC) or other similar / alternative qualification.

Personal qualities

Flexible attitude and the ability to multitask.

Helpful, hardworking approach.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines.

Diligence and excellent attention to detail.

Enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Ability to work within a team but also be able to work under own initiative.

Sound judgement.