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Real Estate Paralegal- Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol or Manchester

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This role is to work as part of the portfolio management team, which is a well-established national team of junior fee-earners who support our national Real Estate group.

This role can be based in either the Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol or Manchester office.

Our Real Estate group covers every aspect of commercial real estate work including, development, investment, asset management, funding, construction, landlord and tenant, planning and environmental and dispute resolution. Clients include property management and development companies, health trusts and government bodies (local and central), owner occupiers and institutions, both in the UK and overseas. 

The team also has a proven recorded in paralegal progression. We very much value and see our Portfolio Management team as our “incubation hub” for future talent and have in the last 12 months alone, seen 4 former paralegals formally qualify as solicitors with the assistance of professional development funding and mentoring from within the team and wider group. 

Role Responsibility

The role will include varied work, including the preparation of title and lease reports, legal forms, land registry and SDLT/LBTT, break notices, simple planning documents, lease and other L&T documentation drafting and negotiation as well as general assistance to fee earners on a variety of client matters and general support.

The Ideal Candidate

Technical Skills & Experience:

  • • Experience in Commercial Property is not essential but would be advantageous.
  • • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and manage tasks within a time-scale.
  • • Excellent attention to detail with an ability to produce work to a high standard.
  • • IT literate with working knowledge of Word and Excel. Knowledge/ previous experience of case management systems would be an advantage but training will be provided. Good keyboard skills are also essential.
  • Must be flexible and self-motivated team player who is able to respect and support others within the team to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to communicate confidently both verbally and in written form in a clear, concise and friendly manner.
  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet required deadlines.

Personal Skills:

  • • Confident with an ability to build strong relationships with clients (internal and external) and third party contacts at all levels
  • • Highly organised and able to prioritise own workload effectively and manage conflicting priorities. Seek guidance and input where appropriate/needed.
  • • Team oriented, enthusiastic and committed

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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