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Osborne Clarke London, UK
Jul 18, 2018
Full time
"They have been pragmatic and proactive in proposing strategic advice....very friendly team effort." - Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded construction disputes team in London. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team that has enjoyed significant growth due to the high profile hire of a new partner. You will have the chance to work with and learn from every member of the cross-office team and cover the full spectrum of construction disputes matters. We encourage our Associates to win their own work and build client relationships from the outset. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. The practice "Whatever part of the project you are responsible for, and wherever you are in its lifecycle, you're exposed to risk. We will work with you when you need us to help you understand and minimise those risks." From our offices in London and Bristol, the group continues to develop a highly international reputation with the team handling a range of substantial international and cross-border matters. We also draw on Osborne Clarke’s international network so are well-placed to handle an increased amount of international work across Europe. The team acts on both the supplier and purchasers sides but most importantly across sectors which links all of our service delivery together for our clients. In this team that is primarily through Energy & Utilities, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Transport & Automotive and Digital Business. We have traditionally acted  blue chip companies, Government entities, utilities, rail operators property developers, contractors, professionals and private individuals. For example, we are on both the SSE plc and Siemens panels for construction work, with other key clients and relationships including RWE NPower, Balfour Beatty, Wales & West Utilities, Turner & Townsend, Western Power Distribution, U + I plc (formerly Development Securities plc) and Eurostar International. Other key areas of expertise include handling construction procurement and contracts and disputes arising out of major projects (including PFI) both in the UK and internationally. Find more about our property litigation practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/services/infrastructure-services/construction-disputes/ The team "There is no one size fits all solution for your business. From a sounding board or a steering hand, to the management of more complex disputes, we will provide focussed solutions to protect your business" Led by Rob Horne, partner, the team is based across our London and Bristol offices and made up of 10 lawyers overall. Rob is based in London and the team there also includes 1 Associate Director, 3 Senior Associates and a paralegal. In Bristol there is 1 Associate Director, 1 Senior Associate, 1 Associate and a trainee. Technical skills and experience "We will deliver cost-effective support. We don’t sit on the fence, because you can't" Due to the technical nature of the practice, we are looking for evidence of a strong academic record and training ideally gained within a large regional or City Firm. We are also looking for candidates with a good grounding in construction disputes matters, ideally having completed a specialist seat during their training. As an associate within the team you are not expected to have all the answers but to be eager to find them. Delivering advice to our client's isn't just about explaining the law it is about putting that into a context appropriate for the client which means understanding how their business works, form pouring concrete and erecting steelwork to negotiating final accounts and understanding defects.   Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke LLP we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com.    At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   
Osborne Clarke Bristol or London
Jul 12, 2018
Full time
"They're excellent to deal with, collegiate in their approach and proactive" – Chambers & Partners Service Overview We have an outstanding reputation in Banking due to the quality and breadth of our stellar client base and the value and complexity of the work we undertake. We are familiar with all types of lending including real estate finance, asset finance, leveraged finance, acquisition finance, media finance and corporate lending. The nature of our business means that we frequently advise on deals which involve cross border issues. We hold panel positions for all the main UK clearing banks and a number of other lending and investment banks. We are credited with providing excellent project management skills together with sound commercial advice. Our team approach, industry knowledge and excellent communication enable us to deliver a full and thorough service to our clients. Find out more about our practice here: http://www.osborneclarke.com/services/banking-and-finance/ The Role We're seeking to recruit a motivated paralegal to join our team in either our Bristol or London office. The role would be to support the team across the work streams set out below and the expectation should be that you would have involvement in both the internal and post-completion support work and working alongside associate teams on live transactions. The role is available on a permanent basis. Your responsibilities will include: Company searches & filings Drafting/approving corporate authority documentation Drafting deeds of release, standard form bank security and other documentation Preparing condition precedent (CP) schedules and running CP exercises/updates Undertaking due diligence on corporate transactions Post completion diarising of post-closing conditions and bibling General transaction support to associates Technical Skills and Experience You'll be an ambitious individual who has preferably successfully completed the Legal Practice Course with good academics (minimum 2:1 for degree). Previous experience working as a paralegal would be advantageous, particularly if the work entailed banking and finance matters, but more importantly, you will have the ambition and drive to succeed. Behavioural Competencies You will: Be organised; Be highly motivated; Be a team player; and Have a 'can do' attitude; Team The Banking team is made up of over 40 lawyers nationally. The Bristol team has 2 Partners, 1 Associate Director, 2 Senior Associates, 4 Associates, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 3 Paralegals. In London there are 7 Partners, 4 Senior Associates, 3 Associates, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 2 Paralegals. You would be reporting to Caroline Saul (Associate Director). This vacancy is for a Paralegal position, it is not an entry route to a training contract at Osborne Clarke LLP – the two recruitment processes are completely separate. No Recruitment Agencies Please. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   
Osborne Clarke London, UK
Jul 12, 2018
Full time
"They have some very good lawyers. They are very smart, very business-focused and very aware"- Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded property litigation team in London. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team that has enjoyed significant growth over the last 3 years. You will have the chance to work with every member of the cross-office team and cover the full spectrum of property litigation matters. We encourage our Associates to win their own work and build client relationships from the outset. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. The practice Our specialist real estate litigation lawyers excel in helping clients resolve all manner of disputes, ranging from landlord and tenant to complex and highly technical development disputes. We cover the full spectrum of services and have a wide range of experience, from advising clients on the effective management of their property portfolios, to early-stage dispute avoidance advice and mediation, all the way up to full-blown litigation and third-party determination. As well as handling complex, high value development and landlord and tenant disputes, we also have specialist expertise in niche areas such as rights to light, telecoms disputes, residential property (including Build-to-Rent assets) and energy and utilities Find more about our property litigation practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/disputes-litigation-and-arbitration/real-estate-disputes/ The team The team is based across our London and Bristol offices and made up of 20 lawyers overall. The London-based team is led by Gary Lawrenson (Partner) and also consists of 1 Associate Director, 2 Senior Associates, 2 Associates & 1 Trainee Solicitor. The team pride themselves on their collegiate and supportive approach to career progression and business development. The work Represented lead appellant in a landmark Supreme Court appeal concerning recreational easements. Acted for UNITE Group plc in relation to a development dispute with Arsenal FC group regarding rights to light issues. Successfully acted for Topland Group in dispute relating to the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995. This decision provided welcome clarity to the commercial landlord and tenant world about how to unwind an unlawful assignment. Successfully acted for Gazeley in Lands Chamber and Court of Appeal in Claim for compensation for the diminution in the value of a development site caused by overhead electricity lines. Acted for a luxury hotel in relation to a dispute with British Land plc related companies in respect of rights to light issues. Trusted adviser to a range of landlords and corporate occupiers, assisting with their day-to-day asset management work as well as wider strategy for their portfolios. Technical skills and experience Due to the technical nature of the practice, we are looking for evidence of a strong academic record and training ideally gained within a large regional or City Firm. We are also looking for candidates with a good grounding in property litigation matters, ideally having completed a specialist seat during their training. As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint an Associate within this area, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke LLP we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Jul 12, 2018
Full time
"They have some very good lawyers. They are very smart, very business-focused and very aware"- Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded property litigation team in Bristol, rated by Chambers & Partners as a national leader outside London. This is a great opportunity to join the team who are seeing significant growth in work and a chance to build relationships with some fantastic clients whilst working in a collaborative team environment. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. The practice Our specialist real estate litigation lawyers excel in helping clients resolve all kinds of disputes ranging from landlord and tenant to complex and highly technical development disputes. We provide a cradle-to-grave service and have a wide range of experience, from advising clients on possible angles to exploit and add value on investment portfolios or development site clearance, to early-stage dispute avoidance advice and mediation, full-blown litigation and third-party determination. The focus of this role will largely be on real property and development disputes, contentious planning and public law for clients in the Energy and Utilities and the Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors. This will include work for a number of utility clients advising them on their land rights strategies, the use of their compulsory purchase and other statutory powers and generally on their networks. This work spans issues such as major infrastructure projects (such as HS2 and Hinckley C), renewable energy and other generation projects and dealing with a range of property and land rights issues. Due to the current growth throughout the team however, there will be opportunities to gain wider experience across other areas such as commercial and residential landlord and tenant and enfranchisement and management work. Find more about our property litigation practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/disputes-litigation-and-arbitration/real-estate-disputes/ The team Led by Leona Briggs who is rated in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, the team in Bristol currently comprises of 2 Partners, 4 Associate Directors, 1 Senior Associate, 1 Associate, 1 Trainee Solicitor, 1 Legal Executive and 3 Paralegals. We work across office with our London colleagues and the team there comprises 1 Partner, 1 Associate Director, 2 Senior Associates, 2 Associates and 1 Trainee Solicitor. This role will primarily be supporting David Shakesby, Partner. Technical skills and experience Due to the technical nature of the practice, we are looking for evidence of a strong academic record and training ideally gained within a large regional or City Firm. We are also looking for candidates who have completed a seat within a recognised and respected Property Litigation team during their training. As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint an Associate in this area, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   
Rosenblatt London, UK
Jul 12, 2018
Full time
Main Purpose of Job: To provide administration support to the Company’s HR Manager and the CEO and be responsible for the administrative output of the HR function across the full spectrum of employee-related responsibilities. Detailed Responsibilities: General:   Be the HR team’s first point of contact with people from both inside and outside of the business. Fielding telephone calls and general email approaches, receiving enquiries and requests, handling accordingly or passing to the HR Manager where necessary. Recruitment:   Maintaining the Company’s recruitment records for active vacancies; compiling Job Descriptions in conjunction with the wider business; briefing/liaising with agencies and managing the on-line placement of any vacancies and negotiating placement fees; arranging interviews (booking rooms etc.) and handling feedback/offer process. Obtaining proof of eligibility to work in the UK from all interviewed candidates (and maintaining accurate records where applicable for monitoring purposes). Handling speculative applications and Work Experience placements; managing the recruitment files in line with GDPR requirements. Graduates:   Co-ordinating graduate application process including any online graduate management system the Company opt to use. Co-ordination of assessment weeks and formal assessment day to include seating/supervisor allocation, IT requirements, testing etc. Onboarding/Offboarding:   Preparing offer letters and contracts under the supervision of the HR Manager. Ensuring all admin for new starters is conducted in good time before start dates. Collation of new starter packs, IT and telephone set-up (effecting IT New Starter Checklist). Managing Company Induction process including co-ordination of systems training; business card ordering (where applicable), reference process and staff communications. Ensuring completion of HR New Starter process. Producing/issuing of leaver letters. Effecting IT Leavers Checklist. Ensuring completion of HR Leaver Process. Trainees:   Co-ordinating seat rotations and mid/end of seat performance reviews for all Training Contracts. Handling PSC course bookings; registering training contracts and managing the admission process (upon completion of Training Contract). Employee Lifecycle:   Administering the probation process for all new starters including the production of a reminder system and correspondence with Line Managers. Taking absence calls and notifying affected parties. Following up on sickness absence to ensure self-certification forms are received and saved to EHR files. Working with the HR Manager to provide admin support as required for employees who are taking leave from the company (e.g. maternity, paternity, parental, sick etc.) to ensure the Company’s policies are adhered to. Assist with the Company’s performance management and pension processes as directed. HR Data Management:   Ensuring all processes and records are logged on the HR Tracker document. Managing Company attendance process to include completion of Annual Leave and Absence/Appointment Records. HR File Management:   Placing all relevant documentation on EHR files (scanning and saving where necessary) and physical files if appropriate. General management and maintenance of HR files to ensure they are as up-to-date as possible at all times. Projects:   Managing and undertaking assigned HR project work to timescales as directed. Controls & Compliance Cover (during holiday/absence only/training to be provided):   Opening files, carrying out background checks on client documents and uploading to document management system. Key Skills & Attributes: Strong administrative skills with a desire to maintain accurate HR records; Ability to liaise and work with employees at all organisational levels; Strong communication skills both verbal and written with excellent attention to detail; A high level of confidentiality, reliability and honesty; Ability to prioritise and use own initiative within areas of responsibility; Flexible attitude to work and a willingness to meet unexpected deadlines and demands; High level of competency and proficiency across MS Office (Outlook/Excel/Word/PPT etc.); Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, thrive in a fast paced position and work under pressure; Confidentially   is of the utmost importance and you will ensure that the office is kept secure at all times, ensure complete confidentiality on all matters pertaining to the work undertaken on behalf of the HR team, the CEO and other senior executives. Relationships: Directly responsible to the HR Manager. Performance Standards: To professionally and conscientiously fulfil the duties specified, maintaining at all times high standards of professional and personal presentation. To maintain at all times confidentiality on all matters appertaining to the Firm. Salary Circa £25,000
Rosenblatt London, UK
Jul 12, 2018
Full time
Main Purpose of Job: To act as Personal & Executive Assistant to the Company’s CEO, managing a complex moving diary, co-ordinating monthly/quarterly Board meetings and managing her personal and business affairs. Detailed Responsibilities: Be the CEO’s first point of contact with people from both inside and outside the business. Fielding telephone calls, screening enquiries and requests, handling accordingly or passing to CEO where relevant. No caller unless close family (and known to be such!) should be given any private contact details and should be advised their message will be passed on. Correspondence:   To write/type letters for the CEO as directed and issue emails as necessary. Diary:   Extensive and complex diary management – maintaining content, managing calendar conflicts proactively and arranging meetings both internally and externally, booking appointments, dinners and lunches as requested, as well as updating all personal & business travel arrangements for the CEO. It is essential the appointments diary is as up to date as possible at all times. Electronic address book:   To update all new addresses – personal/professional/ hotels/restaurants etc. in respective electronic address books in Outlook and ensuring information is accurate and as up to date as possible at all times. Expenses Claims:   Organising all receipts, checking and collating the monthly expenses claim for the CEO’s signature and onward transmission to the Chairman for approval; Board & Management Meetings : Managing multiple meeting requests, creating agendas and attending to take minutes (where required). Providing provide general assistance during meetings/presentations. Ensuring the CEO is well prepared for meetings and in possession of all relevant information and documentation; Travel : To be managed in all respects including currency orders required for the trip. The CEO will advise of intended travel and must be provided with proposed itineraries/travel options. On confirmation, booking the relevant business travel to include flights, hire cars, transfer logistics and accommodation and finalising the itineraries. General:   Devising and maintaining office based systems, including data management and filing. Document production i.e. typing (audio), collation, printing, binding etc. Assisting in the production of presentation materials, briefing papers and reports for clients/management/Board meetings etc. Arranging events (internal/external) including costings, any travel arrangements, attendee arrangements etc.; Key Skills & Attributes: Significant senior level EA experience within a corporate professional services environment able to meet and greet visitors at all levels of seniority; Proactive approach with the ability to understand the needs of the CEO and respond as expected. Work on own initiative and manage time whilst maintaining high standards; Aptitude to manage the role both when office based but also remotely, with a smooth transition in terms of the support provided to the CEO when moving between the two environments; Flexible attitude to work and a willingness to meet unexpected deadlines and demands; High level of competency and proficiency across MS Office (Outlook/Excel/Word/PPT etc.); Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, thrive in a fast paced position and work under pressure; Strong organisational skills that contribute to meeting sequential deadlines and keeping to priorities; Good written and verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail; Confidentially   is of the utmost importance and you will ensure that the office is kept secure at all times, ensure complete confidentiality on all matters pertaining to the work undertaken on behalf of the CEO and other senior executives. Relationships: Directly responsible to the CEO Performance Standards: To professionally and conscientiously fulfil the duties specified, maintaining at all times high standards of professional and personal presentation. To maintain at all times confidentiality on all matters appertaining to the Firm.
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Jul 11, 2018
Full time
"They have some very good lawyers. They are very smart, very business-focused and very aware"- Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded property litigation team in Bristol, rated by Chambers & Partners as a national leader outside London. This is a great opportunity to join the team who are seeing significant growth in work and a chance to build relationships with some fantastic clients whilst working in a collaborative team environment. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. The practice Our specialist real estate litigation lawyers excel in helping clients resolve all kinds of disputes ranging from landlord and tenant to complex and highly technical development disputes. We provide a cradle-to-grave service and have a wide range of experience, from advising clients on possible angles to exploit and add value on investment portfolios or development site clearance, to early-stage dispute avoidance advice and mediation, full-blown litigation and third-party determination. The focus of this role will largely be on real property and development disputes, contentious planning and public law for clients in the Energy and Utilities and the Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors. This will include work for a number of utility clients advising them on their land rights strategies, the use of their compulsory purchase and other statutory powers and generally on their networks. This work spans issues such as major infrastructure projects (such as HS2 and Hinckley C), renewable energy and other generation projects and dealing with a range of property and land rights issues. Due to the current growth throughout the team however, there will be opportunities to gain wider experience across other areas such as commercial and residential landlord and tenant and enfranchisement and management work. Find more about our property litigation practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/disputes-litigation-and-arbitration/real-estate-disputes/ The team Led by Leona Briggs who is rated in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, the team in Bristol currently comprises of 2 Partners, 4 Associate Directors, 1 Senior Associate, 1 Associate, 1 Trainee Solicitor, 1 Legal Executive and 3 Paralegals. We work across office with our London colleagues and the team there comprises 1 Partner, 1 Associate Director, 2 Senior Associates, 2 Associates and 1 Trainee Solicitor. This role will primarily be supporting David Shakesby, Partner. Technical skills and experience Due to the technical nature of the practice, we are looking for evidence of a strong academic record and training ideally gained within a large regional or City Firm. We are also looking for candidates who have completed a seat within a recognised and respected Property Litigation team during their training. As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint an Associate in this area, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   
Leigh Day Manchester, UK
Jul 09, 2018
Full time
Leigh Day’s Manchester office is currently seeking to appoint a Paralegal to join the Personal Injury Department . This role offers an excellent opportunity to build a legal career and work with an award winning, specialist ‘claimant’ law firm, consistently ranked by legal directories as national leaders. To learn more visit Personal Injury .   Main tasks and responsibilities; Assist with drafting documents, client liaison, research work, general correspondence, typing and administrative support. Sort and review medical and financial records, liaise with medical professionals, financial institutions and other solicitors. In the absence of supervising fee-earner, ensure that urgent matters are referred to appropriate personnel. Attend court on applications, trials etc. when requested to do so. Organising and preparing court and other bundles. Telephone clients/other contacts as and when necessary, dealing with such calls in a courteous and efficient manner.   To be successful you must have; Relevant paralegal experience in Personal Injury. Experience in sorting and reviewing medical, financial records and drafting legal documentation and correspondence. Good academic background with legal qualifications (Degree, GDL, LPC etc.). Experience in interviewing clients, taking witness statements, dealing sensitively and managing difficult situations and conversations. Proven ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing with a wide range of clients and various stakeholders. Proven ability to be self-sufficient in relation to administration, typing and IT requirements.   Please visit our website https://www.leighday.co.uk/Careers/Paralegals/ to download the job description and application form.   This is a Permanent, full-time position based in Manchester. Application Process Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Sunday 22 July 2018. A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period. A copy of your up-to-date CV. The completed application form, please click here.   Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents may result in your application not being considered.
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Jul 04, 2018
Full time
We are looking for a Junior Paralegal to join our highly regarded Property Litigation team in Bristol, rated by Chambers & Partners as a national leader outside London. This is a full-time role and is available on a permanent basis. The practice The team advises on all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant litigation that arises from large-scale portfolio management, and also on property disputes such as option disputes, enforcement of development agreements, easements, general conveyancing/title problems and planning litigation. We represent corporate clients in development disputes, litigation relating to energy and infrastructure, and landlord and tenant cases on a national basis and also act for a number of major housing and utilities clients, such as Barratt Homes, Western Power Distribution and Taylor Wimpey. Find more about our property litigation practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/disputes-litigation-and-arbitration/real-estate-disputes/ The role You would support the three Paralegals and Legal Executive in the team on a variety of tasks, including: Portfolio management for a number of landlord and tenant clients; Coordinating billing processes; Diary entries and ensuring that online systems are up to date; Client reporting; and Completing court documents. The team 'They are very knowledgeable, responsive and personable people' – Chambers and Partners Led by Leona Briggs (Partner) who is rated in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, the team currently comprises of 1 further Partner, 4 Associate Directors, 1 Senior Associate, 1 Associate, 1 Legal Executive, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 3 Paralegals. Skills and experience You will: Have successfully completed a degree with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) result; Be accurate, with a good eye for detail; Be organised; Be diligent; Be pro-active. This vacancy is for a Junior Paralegal position, it is not an entry route to a training contract at Osborne Clarke LLP – the two recruitment processes are completely separate. NO AGENCIES PLEASE    At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.  
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Jul 02, 2018
Full time
Top-quality advice combined with a commercial approach. Quite simply, they 'get it' " Chambers UK, 2013 We have a new opportunity for a Paralegal to join our Real Estate department and support our sector teams in delivering commercial and residential Real Estate work. You will be aligned to specific client teams and be will working with a wide range of fee earners across the department. This is a permanent, full-time role based in our Bristol office, although occasional travel to our offices in Reading in London, and to client offices, will be required. The Practice Our real estate team overall has a strong reputation for providing commercial advice to clients on everything from investment acquisitions and disposals and portfolio and asset management, forward funding and forward commitments, to complex mixed-use developments. Our team advises across all our clients' entire investment patterns including BTR, student accommodation, logistics and energy.   We are distinguished from our competitors by our market leading practices in a number of prominent specialist areas. These include student accommodation and build to rent where we are recognised national leaders, energy - in particular major renewables projects run by leading names in the sector such as Foresight and Oxford Capital Partners; student housing, where we have advised on significant deals for Global Student Accommodation Limited and Campus Living Villages; and retail, where our recent track record includes appointment to the prestigious Homebase/Bunnings panel and on-going work for Marks and Spencer. In addition, we are rapidly establishing a reputation as a leader in acting for UK and overseas institutions, as major investors in UK real estate. Our clients include the UK's leading house-builders Persimmon, Barratt, Taylor Wimpey, Bloor Homes and Linden, advising on residential development work, strategic land joint ventures and consortia arrangements. The Role Providing a wide range of services to the Real Estate Sector Team including but not exclusively: Preparing initial drafts Reviewing and reporting on Certificates of Title. Producing Certificate of Title Questionnaires Assisting investment, renewable energy and corporate teams in due diligence reporting Acting for a broad spectrum of Real Estate clients in the sale of residential properties Drafting leases and sale contracts, legal reports and title reports. Dealing with asset management to include leases, licences, rent review memos and variations. Reviewing and reporting on residential property acquisitions on behalf of major lenders. Summarising occupational leases. Dealing with Deeds of Easements, Wayleaves, Infrastructure Agreements, Substation Transfers, Transfers of land, Deeds of covenant. The Candidate The successful candidate will: Have evidence of experience across a wide range of Real Estate matters in a similar role; Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills; Be technically minded, enjoy variety, have the ability to prioritise and successfully manage multiple matters. Show an enthusiasm for and the ability to present technical legal issues in a clear, approachable and professional way; Demonstrate a client-orientated approach, both internally and externally; the ability to think laterally and to develop ideas in relation to business opportunities and training; Show an appreciation of fee earner needs and constraints; and the ability to assist in the development of less experienced team members; Be commercially aware; Be a self-starter, enthusiastic, resourceful and driven to continually develop knowledge and skills in a challenging and supportive environment. Be pro-active and motivated with excellent organisational skills; and an excellent team player. Be flexible and pragmatic with a problem solving approach. The Team The team is made up of 17 paralegals/legal executives and is led by Lynne Cardwell (Practice Manager). ‘I really enjoy the high levels of responsibility OC gives paralegals.’ ‘The lack of hierarchy means you feel fully integrated into the wider Real Estate team.’ Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com.    At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.  

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