Southampton, Hampshire
08 Mar 2018
07 May 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type

Our Property Litigation team in Southampton provide advice on the full range of contentious property issues. Working with a nationwide team of around 40 fee earners specialising in pure contentious work, the Southampton team have a widely deserved reputation for the provision of excellent service.  Our clients include a number of FTSE 250 household names, across a range of sectors including transport and infrastructure, leisure, energy and charities.

Just because we're big, though, doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch.  It’s the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.  It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business.  

We're a small team, and as one of two Paralegals, you'll have a really important role to play in supporting our lawyers in a wide range of contentious property matters, including landlord and tenant (e.g. 1954 Act renewals, dilapidations and break notices) and general property issues such as adverse possession, easements and title disputes.  You'll also have the opportunity to take on your own case load of, primarily, lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, possession actions and the service of break notices.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

Ideally you'll have already completed your legal education including your Legal Practice Course, and will be eager get your legal career started.  We're looking for someone who is ambitious and keen to gain some great quality experience before starting their training contract.  Previous experience within real estate and/or litigation would be helpful, but by no means essential. 

We're also keen to hear from you if you are CILEx qualified, are working towards the qualification, or even thinking about this as a route for you.

What's more important is that you're highly organised, efficient and able to prioritise effectively as we often work to tight and urgent court deadlines.  As a client facing role, you'll need to be able to build and maintain strong relationships.

So what makes it so great to work here?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients. Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to your development there are fewer better places to start your legal career.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

If you think that’s you, why not get in touch to find out more; my name is Samantha Lee and you can reach me on 0117 989 6521.

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