Real Estate Paralegal

Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Mar 2021
Closes
13 Apr 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent

With a national presence of over 200 fee earners across 8 locations our Real Estate team are a force to be reckoned with. The team is big but 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.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our rapidly growing Real Estate Group working in the Developers and Investors team to be based in our Leeds office.

What will you be doing?

You'll be working in a team who specialise in Real Estate development and investment work. The team act for clients on development and transactional work including land assembly, infrastructure and development, sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, forward sales and lettings. They act for public bodies, corporate occupiers and investors. Well known clients include Town Centre Securities PLC, Commercial Estates Group, Wykeland, Barratt Homes and numerous global retailers and hoteliers. You'll have direct client access in a growing practice area whilst assisting other lawyers in the team on property transactions, handling sales, purchases and leases.

So what are we looking for?

In order to provide excellent service to clients, we need excellent people. It's important that we offer our clients the best possible client experience and we believe that comes from allowing them to build strong and meaningful relationships with their legal team. The Real Estate team is extremely busy so we're looking for someone who is able to learn fast. You'll have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal as well as a sense of commercial pragmatism.

You may have already completed your Law degree or LPC, or perhaps you're working towards a CILEx qualification, you may already have gained previous experience as a paralegal within the real estate sector; whatever your situation, if you're looking to build your career in this specialism, we absolutely want to hear from you.

Who are we?

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.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.  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.

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.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/)

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