Real Estate Paralegal
Join our high performing, dynamic and busy Transaction Services Team (TST) as a property Paralegal to help us deliver a world class service to our clients. For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to work with a team of committed professionals at the forefront of change in the legal industry.
The TST focuses on tasks that are found in a wide variety of legal assignments but which do not necessarily need to be done by qualified lawyers, such as document review, due diligence and e-disclosure, as well as process elements of transactional, advisory, commercial real estate and litigation work. It was set up by Addleshaw Goddard as an alternative, modern and more efficient approach to the conventional delivery of standardised legal services by law firms. The TST is supported by the use of technology and plays a key role in enabling Addleshaw Goddard to respond to client demand for more innovative and better value services.
The team has grown rapidly since its launch in 2010, and remains the only on-shore operation of its kind offered by any UK law firm.
As a property Paralegal you will work as part of the Transaction Services Team to provide support to fee earners in our Real Estate division. The work of a property Paralegal is varied and includes:
¢ Running residential property transactions including plot sales, distressed sales and portfolio sales
¢ Processing servitudes, sales and leases for utility providers
¢ All areas of post completion work expected in a busy Real Estate department of a Commercial law firm, including the submission of LBTT returns for the more complex transactions involving leases, linked transactions, multiple sales and exempt transaction, and the submission of all Land Registry applications to include registration of dispositions, securities, discharges and deeds of restriction etc.
¢ Assisting in title reviews and due diligence exercises
¢ Setting up and managing data rooms for clients
What we are looking for
Due to the dynamic nature of the work we do and the clients we seek to serve, the role is not an ordinary 9-5 job. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who takes real pride in their work and who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. You will have:
¢ Previous property paralegal experience. Whilst the majority of work will be Scottish any English paralegal experience would be useful
¢ Effective personal organisational and time management skills when managing priorities and incoming task requests.
¢ Organised, disciplined and thorough approach to maintaining document files. ¢ Has a high level of attention to detail.
¢ Effective written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels.
¢ Ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency, consistently demonstrating a flexible proactive "can-do" attitude.
¢ Works efficiently in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
¢ Have a positive, enthusiastic, conscientious and proactive approach.
¢ Demonstrates the ability to work on their own initiative.
¢ IT literate with good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook.