Commercial Property Paralegal – Bristol
A fantastic opportunity, with good long-term prospects, for a Paralegal to join our large and supportive Commercial Property team.
Role: Commercial Property Paralegal
Hours: Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 683-PBL
Our Commercial Property Team in Bristol is looking for a paralegal to assist team members in both individual transactions and as part of wider (real estate and also multi-disciplinary) project teams.
Nationally, our Commercial Property team has presence in all seven of our offices and consists of approximately 95 fee earners and support staff. Nationally, we have 28 well-regarded Partners and we are continuing to grow. Highly regarded in all regions, the team in Bristol is widely admired in the community, drawing high praise from peers and clients. Sources describe us as “extremely commercially minded” (Chambers and Partners). Legal 500 ranks us amongst the ‘Regional Heavyweights’ for the South West.
Work is varied and will involve assisting with commercial landlord and tenant management transactions, secured lending through to major urban regeneration and development projects. Clients include national and international investors, retailers, developers, house builders, high street banks and public sector organisations. This is a significant opportunity for someone to gain excellent experience.
You will be responsible for much of the post-completion work for our clients, such as making land registry applications, processing SDLT (stamp duty land tax) returns, and researching and updating the property titles.
You will assist with title due diligence and reporting, including the submission collation and review of searches and enquiries; dealing with exchanges and completions, including completion statements, pre-completion searches and post-completion registration and tax formalities. You will also be responsible for negotiating and agreeing highways and drainage/sewerage agreements.
You will also have the opportunity to get involved with ad-hoc projects (small and large) as and when these arise, with the assistance of other members of the team.
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We are looking for someone with convincing aspirations for a career in commercial property law.
You will be able to demonstrate real potential, with the talent, ambition and interest to succeed in a career within this field. As a law or GDL graduate, you will already have a good technical grounding in the law with a keen interest in land law and real property. Ideally you will also have completed the LPC.
We would prefer you to have at least six months’ experience as a paralegal, and if this experience is within the property sector this would be especially helpful. Whatever your experience, you will need excellent academics and strong communication skills to be considered.
The work requires self-motivation and the ability to work to demanding deadlines, so you’ll need to show us that you have initiative, drive and great organisational skills.
You will be a team player, relish helping others and be eager to learn. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide a first class support service to your fee earners, anticipating their needs in advance wherever possible, and paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.
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