Paralegal – Construction – Southampton or London
We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join are highly regarded Construction team.
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.
Led by four Partners, our national construction team has presence in our London, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester offices.
Location: Southampton or London
Vacancy Reference: 1035-PSN
Who we are
You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.
We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.
Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:
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.
It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.
This role is right for you if:
We are looking for someone with real potential – so you will demonstrate talent, ambition and a genuine interest in non-contentious construction work.
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 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.
You will be a team player and 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.
What we can offer you:
A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.
Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.
There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.
Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.
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