Paralegal - Real Estate Finance Security
Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.
Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.
We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.
While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.
Where you'll work:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a paralegal to join the Real Estate Finance - Security Team. The team act for Registered Providers of affordable housing, as well as lenders, funders, institutional investors and security trustees, on all aspects of property due diligence work required to secure various finance structures. Due to expansion we are now seeking to hire a paralegal that can provide full Paralegal and Administrative support to the team. We are ranked by The Lawyer as having one of the UK's Top 15 Real Estate practices overall.
What you'll be doing:
- Carry out legal research
- Review initial due diligence information received, including searches results and official copy entries
- Completing and dealing with applications to Land Registry and FCA
- Applying for and processing consents applications
- Filing of deeds, documents, correspondence and other documentation
- Developing filing and document management systems
- Scheduling and compiling bibles of documents
- Checking of schedules and management of documents
- Preparing and engrossing fixed charges and other documents
- Obtaining copy documents from various local authorities and other third party search providers
- Ordering official copy documents
- Using Land Registry Portal and TM Group (online searches services)
- Assisting with the administration of file archiving and retrieval service
- Providing support to the UK Property charging team across all offices
- Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures
- Photocopying and scanning
- Ad hoc administrative duties where required
What you'll need:
The firm operates a paralegal career structure which sets out the competencies we expect of those at this level, and beyond. In particular, for this role we require:
- Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of MS Word and Excel (essential)
- Experience working with Data Room (essential)
- Ability to provide documents to agreed timescales (essential)
- Previous Paralegal experience in Property (desirable)
- Knowledge of property law gained from either LPC (advanced property elective) or LLB (essential)
- Previous experience in dealing directly with clients and an appetite to gain more exposure in this area (essential)
- Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
- Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
- Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach
- A strong team player
- Ability to use initiative and apply common sense
- A positive and proactive attitude
- Flexibility and commitment
- An ability to operate autonomously with minimum supervision – a self-starter
As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.
Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.