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about 1 year ago
Devonshire Solicitors
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Paralegal Jobs
PRa eraal l eEgsatal te & Projects Wi e are seeking to recruit a Paralegal to assist our Real Estate and Projects Department. The team rnecqluuidreeds, pthroej etcetasm, pcroapne artlys,o pdrroacwu reumpoenn to, uar nBda dnekivneglo, pCmoerpnot ralatew,y eErms pwloityhmine nat asnindg leH ogursoiunpg. teWahmesn’ expertise to provide first class legal services to participants in projects across a wide range of sectors including housing, leisure, energy, healthcare, care, older persons and accommodation projects. A core area is development work for Housing Associations and private developers and that would be the focus of this position, although there would be an opportunity to gain exposure to our wider projects work.

We are looking for someone with strong analytical skills, excellent attention to detail and able to manage their own caseload. This is a demanding role that will require flexibility and the ability to successfully prioritise competing demands. Property experience would be an advantage but is not essential, as we are happy to give the successful candidate the training support needed to flourish. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role
 Drafting and reporting on statutory agreements;
 Assisting in relation to property acquisition and sales;
 Undertake Land registration formalities;
 Complete of SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) returns;
 Carry out legal research;
 Collate land disposal information packs;
 Assist fee earners with residential conveyancing processes;
 Proof documents and information;
 Manage own caseload and assist solicitors and other fee earners in the day to day administration of files;
 Assist with enquiries and chasing paperwork where necessary;
 Provide clients with monthly invoices and progress reports as and when required;
 Efficiently manage a large number of deadlines relating to a variety of cases at any one time;
 Organise and maintain tidy and accurate files both in hard copy and electronically;
 Provide support to the fee earners within the team as and when required;
 Follow department procedures, the Solicitor’s Accounts Rules and the Firm’s policies and procedures as detailed in the Office Manual. The successful candidate will gain excellent exposure to a broad range of Property work from residential conveyancing through to large PFI projects. Person Specification Essential skills
 Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in Law (or appropriate conversion);
 Some experience in a similar role;
 Possess solid drafting skills;
 Excellent administration skills, organisation, including own diary management;

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 Have a methodical approach, with good attention to detail;
 Possess a strong customer service ethic with the ability to empathise with clients;
 Good time management skills and able to deal with more than one task at a time;
 Able to work with limited supervision;
 Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
 Able to prioritise a heavy workload;
 Be a supportive team player and willing to assist others;
 Selfmotivated, enthusiastic, tenacious and approachable;
 Be willing to learn;
 Be assertive and confident with dealing with people at all levels;
 Be calm and professional at all times;
 Be punctual and flexible. If you have capacity, you may be required to help other departments, or team members, though this tends to be infrequent. Desirable skills
 Successful completion of the LPC or studying the LPC part time;
 Conduct effective legal research;
 Have experience of dealing with local authorities/social landlords/RPs;
 Knowledge of DMS (Document Management System);
 Knowledge of Partners for Windows (time recording system). Please note we are only accepting CVs from direct applicants at this stage. If you would like further details or wish to apply for this position please and also complete the diversity monitoring questionnaire which can be accessed by clicking here. Devonshires Solicitors is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. As such all job applicants, employees and partners and third parties who come into contact with us, will receive equal treatment, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. For this reason we ask that all candidates complete the recruitment monitoring survey in complete confidence for statistical purposes in order that we can effectively monitor how well our Diversity procedures are working. To review our policies on Diversity Inclusion and Dignity at Work please visit our recruitment pages.

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