Paralegal - Commercial Property

  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards
  • London, UK
  • Oct 03, 2018
Full time Commercial Property / Real Estate Paralegal

Job Description

Job Introduction

We are looking for an experienced commercial property paralegal to join our team in our London office.

If you are looking to broaden and develop your commercial property skills, then then we would love to hear from you. If successful, you would work with a growing team of experts that provide their clients with a seamless service, covering all aspects of commercial property transactions, across a range of sectors.

Role Responsibility

  • File opening and administration
  • Lexcel compliance preparation such as scanning and carrying out money laundering processes
  • Updating SLX during and at the end of transactions
  • Dealing with search requests for property transactions and collating the results
  • Report collating and part preparation
  • SDLT submissions
  • Land Registry applications and post completion administration
  • File closure and archiving
  • Legal research on new issues
  • Providing assistance with marketing material development
  • Taking every reasonable opportunity to further legal and skills training
  • Complying with the departmental requirements for the use of secretaries
  • Assisting fee earners at all levels with tasks delegated by the supervisor; e.g.: helping with letters & reports to clients and with drafting documents
  • Becoming familiar with, and operating the procedures and systems required of fee earners at Veale Wasbrough Vizards for case management, billing, file opening, money laundering compliance, archiving, accounts procedures, etc.

The Ideal Candidate

Experience of conveyancing processes and procedures are essential for this role. At least 3-6 months of previous legal experience in a similar position and or preferably LPC/ILEX qualified. Must be organised, possess good client care skills and be a team player.  Familiarity with and confidence in the use of office IT and other applications; document management; good typing skills. The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, internally and externally with clients and with third parties. 

Required skills

The ability to:

  • advocate and present orally when required
  • conduct effective case and transaction management
  • communicate concisely both verbally and in writing with colleagues and clients
  • research the relevant legal issues applicable to a case

About VWV

VWV is a full service law firm ranked as a leader in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories. Our firm-wide core values of teamwork and collaboration, putting the client at the centre of the firm and taking a commercial approach ensure a dedicated and expert service to all of our clients. Our high standards have been recognised by the Law Society through Lexcel and their Conveyancing Quality schemes.

With over 400 members of staff across four offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, we are a medium size national law firm with a commitment to the training and development of our employees at all levels. This can be demonstrated by our Bronze Investors in People accreditation. On top of this, we have the reputation of being a friendly firm with approachable staff in all areas of the business. 96% of our clients say they would recommend us which, we believe, is a strong indicator of our culture.