Paralegal – Construction – London
Our Construction team has an excellent Paralegal opportunity for a graduate to develop their legal career with us. The role will be dealing with a varied caseload, and providing proactive and professional support to fee-earners in the team.
Hours: Full time
Vacancy Reference: 345-PLN
As part of our construction team, you’ll work on construction and engineering contracts which support the creation of all sorts of developments, including residential and retail, infrastructure and renewable energy. You will help to shape the world we live in.
As a paralegal in our team you will assist the teams experienced lawyers to achieve the best results for their clients. You will learn how to draft and negotiate complex contracts on behalf of a wide range of clients, and gain a broader understanding of associated issues relating to property and finance to ensure your advice is fully rounded, commercially savvy and helps them achieve their goals.
It is intellectually challenging and demanding work requiring a high degree of attention to detail and the ability to interpret and apply legal principles. You will process complex information under time constraints to give accurate but practical advice in plain English to colleagues and clients. You will sit in our very approachable non-contentious construction team, working with one partner, a senior associate, solicitor, trainee and administration assistant.
You will also be involved in business development activities which may involve preparation of marketing literature and attendance at client seminars and other events.
This is a busy role, with deadlines to manage and competing priorities, so you will be required to work quickly, accurately and efficiently and remain calm under pressure. You will be expected to think ahead to meet the needs of the other fee earners and our clients.
We are looking for someone with a passion for this type of work in whom we can invest on a long term basis.
We are looking for someone with real potential – so you will demonstrate talent, ambition and a genuine interest in non-contentious construction work. You will need to have completed your LPC (or, possibly, the BPTC) and have a very strong track record of academic achievement.
Ideally you will have at least 6 months’ paralegal experience in some kind of commercial / contracts related work, but candidates with exceptional academics without this experience and who can demonstrate their commitment to construction work will be considered.
You will want to work hard, but we don’t expect you to work late every night. Yes, there are deadlines to meet and occasional late nights, but we don’t believe that long hours are healthy or produce great client service. This is an environment with a sensible balance between challenging work and a life beyond it.
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