Paralegal - Real Estate
We are looking for a dedicated Paralegal for our thriving real estate team.
About the role
Our Real Estate team provides advice in property investment and development, planning and disputes and our clients include large development companies, banks, pension funds, private investors and retail funds.
As part of our service, our team in Sheffield undertakes all aspects of estate management work. Responsibilities will include:
- Managing busy caseload of transactions, for example dealing with licences to assign, licences for alterations, deeds of variation, deeds of easement and drafting letters to clients and other parties.
- Dealing with leases, identifying defects and preparing new modern form of leases, based on standard forms.
- Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing first draft of retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with legal experience ideally gained within a commercial real estate department but not essential. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and must be used to dealing with a large workload. You will have a strong academic background including a degree in law or equivalent qualification. Alternatively, you may be working towards CILEX.
CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.
Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.
On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.
CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).
For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.
How to apply
If you are interested please apply online or contact Tahira Choudhry, Recruitment Advisor, for more information.
Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.