• Paralegal - Real Estate

    Job Locations UK-Bath
    Job ID
    2018-1352
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Salary
    Dependent on experience
  • About the Role

     

     

    We have an opportunity for an experienced Paralegal to join our Real Estates team based in Bath. As a Paralegal in the Real Estate team you will provide an important link between the client and the firm, having some responsibility for aspects of file management, under supervision. As well as undertaking a wide variety of real estate work, this role will have a particular focus on working with our key developer clients with regards to new build plot sales and retirement home developments.

     

    Key Responsibilities

     

    Client & Service

    • Manage aspects of files that are managed by qualified lawyers and carry out simple, routine tasks
    • Under take legal processes, under supervision.
    • All administrative duties associated with this role.
    • Draft legal documents using appropriate precedents and templates which address all relevant legal and factual issues and accurately reflect the client’s instructions
    • Undertake effective legal research, using appropriate methods and sourcing, presenting the results accurately and clearly
    • Meet and exceed client service needs in all aspects of work.
    • Learn firm policies and business processes, ensuring compliance particularly with regards to confidentiality, security , data protection and file retention and destruction requirements
    • Undertake all training relating to risk & compliance, keeping up to date with changes and best practice
    • Ensure all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, including effective use of information management systems including storing and retrieving information

    Growing the Business

    • Support fee earners to prepare for BD & marketing activities
    • Attend RWK BD events where appropriate
    • Take an active part in promoting the firm through Social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
    • Begin to build business relationships with 3rd parties under supervision (e.g agents, referrers, experts), responding to enquiries and building a good rapport
    • Begin to build a network and profile internally within the firm

    People & Culture

    • Build relationships with the team and liaise regularly with other departments and the business services team, building mutually beneficial relationships
    • Work as an effective team member, providing support where required, aligned to peaks in workload
    • Attend all relevant training and apply learning to improve performance and develop in your role

    Financial & Operational Excellence

    • Time record all work
    • Work towards personal objectives, recording progress within Objective Managed
    • Input into procedural changes, making suggestions for improvement and efficiencies.
    • Take ownership of projects where appropriate.

     

    About You

     

    Skills & Experience:

    • Legal qualifications (LLB or cILEX) - Essential 
    • Previous experience within a Paralegal role in Real Estate or Property area of Law - Essential
    • Previous experience of dealing with development work or plot sales - Desirable
    • Excellent organisational capability with excellent attention to detail - Essential
    • Client service focused - Essential
    • Ability to undertake legal work under supervision - Essential

    Behaviours:

    • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
    • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
    • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
    • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
    • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
    • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

     

    The successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.

     

    About Us

    Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 500 staff across offices in Bath, London, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.

     

    Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law.

    The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Company to Work for. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so.

    For further information about Royds Withy King, visit roydswithyking.com, follow us on Twitter @RoydsWithyKing or read our latest news and views on LinkedIn.

     

     

     

     

     

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