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Property Litigation Paralegal – Manchester

Vacancy details

We are looking for two Paralegals to join our thriving national Property Litigation team.

We are one of the largest Property Litigation teams in the UK and are consistently ranked highly by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

We provide proactive strategic advice to a range of property owners, occupiers and funders. We advise in relation to landlord and tenant (rent reviews, dilapidations, lease renewals, service charge disputes etc.), building and development, land acquisitions, strategic options, possession actions, purchaser claims and trespass and squatter actions.

With a national presence, our Property Litigation team is led by six Partners and is further supported by four Senior Associates, one Associate, two Solicitors and a Legal Executive. We are now looking for a paralegal to join the team in our Manchester office.

The role will be dealing with a varied caseload of property litigation disputes including business lease renewals, commercial and residential property management disputes in particular service charge disputes, debt recovery and possession claims.

Role: Paralegal
Location: Manchester
Hours: Full-time
Term: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: 1245-PMR

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 a team and deliver excellent client service.

Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices.

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.

This is a busy role with intellectually challenging and demanding work with deadlines to manage and competing priorities, so you will be required to work quickly, accurately and efficiently. You will also have the ability to remain calm under pressure. You will be expected to think ahead to meet the needs of the other fee earners and our clients.

You will also be involved in business development activities which may involve preparation of marketing literature and attendance at client seminars and other events.

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 you have:

We are looking for someone with real potential – so you will demonstrate talent, ambition and a genuine interest in property litigation 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 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.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join our highly regarded and talented Property Litigation team.

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.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send us your CV and covering letter using the form below.

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