Legal Secretary - Real Estate

Southampton, Hampshire
13 Mar 2019
15 Apr 2019
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

An opportunity has arisen for a Secretary to join our Real Estate team in Southampton.  Providing cover on a maternity leave basis the role will initially be on a 6 month contract with the possibility of this being extended.

What do the Real Estate team do?

Our Real Estate teams are growing fast but just because we've grown it 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 – there is no doubt that it's an exciting place to be.

You'll be working across the Real Estate teams based in Southampton, including Operational Property, Developers and Investors and Energy and Natural Resourcing, specifically providing support to lawyers within the Operational Property team who work on a broad range of matters such as freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, relocation and exit strategies and break options and dilapidations liaibility.

What experience do I need?

You must have a strong legal secretarial background, preferably within the property/real estate sector, with proven experience of working within a professional law firm.   Excellent IT skills and a strong team ethic are essential as you will need to be able to work closely with your team members to deliver a first class service to our clients.  You must be able to demonstrate strong audio typing skills using digital dictation, be a strong team player with a flexible attitude to work. Good communication and relationship building skills are a must, as is the ability to meet deadlines.  We use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, so experience of working with these and other bespoke legal packages is necessary.

Why work for Womble Bond Dickinson?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

All our offices are impressive and looked after by our great Facilities and Guest Services team.  We have a forward thinking IT team who are always updating our systems.  As you'd expect in a firm our size you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package which you can manage personally. In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page to find out more.

But most of all – it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.

So you're interested but have some Questions?

If this sounds like a role that you can do then we want to hear from you.  Please follow the instructions to make a formal application on our website – just a few contact detail questions and then upload your CV and covering letter.

If you have questions about the role please do contact me Kita Cureton on 0117 989 6611. (No agencies please).  If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We've also recently launched a Facebook page @womblebonddickinsoncareers .