Property Disputes Senior Paralegal

Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
11 Jan 2021
12 Mar 2021
Role Classification
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type

"They have some very good lawyers. They are very smart, very business-focused and very aware"- Chambers & Partners

We are looking for a Senior Paralegal to join our highly regarded Property Disputes team in Bristol, rated by Chambers & Partners as a national leader outside London.

This is a great opportunity to join a team who are seeing significant growth in work and a chance to build relationships with some fantastic clients whilst working in a collaborative team environment. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work.

The practice

Our specialist Property Disputes lawyers excel in helping clients resolve all kinds of disputes ranging from all aspects of landlord and tenant to complex and highly technical development and land rights disputes for telecom operators and energy clients. The team handles cases at all levels of the Court system, as well as before Tribunals and arbitration panels, in order to represent the interests of clients. The practice also provides advice on risk mitigation and management in the context of potential disputes and property related regulation.

We have a premier client base and support these clients on a range of market leading cases. Clients include Barratt Homes, Greystar, Western Power Distribution, Cornerstone, Telefonica and Vodafone.

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The team

Led by Leona Briggs who is rated in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, the team spans the Bristol and London offices; in Bristol we are currently comprised of 2 Partners, 2 Legal Directors, 4 Associate Directors, 2 Senior Associates, 8 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors, 1 Legal Executive, 12 Paralegals and 1 Solicitor Apprentice. We work across office with our London colleagues and the team there comprises 2 Partners, 1 Associate Director, 3 Senior Associates, 3 Associates and 1 Trainee Solicitor.

This role will primarily be supporting Emily Van Schalkwyk and Leona Briggs, the Partners in the team.

Technical skills and experience

Due to the technical nature of the practice, we are looking for candidates who have worked within a recognised and respected Property Litigation team within a similar role. Evidence of having managed your own caseload would be an advantage.

We are looking for somebody who enjoys variety, has a client-oriented approach and has a flair for solving problems. Experience of regular communication and contact with clients/customers is essential.

As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint a Senior Paralegal in this area, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience.

Your career development

Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:

• clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;
•high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure;
• thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues;
•robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and
•reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure.

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email .

This vacancy is for a Paralegal position, it is not an entry route to a training contract at Osborne Clarke LLP – the two recruitment processes are completely separate.

No Recruitment Agencies Please.

At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive and be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.