Paralegal/ Assistant Paralegal

Scotland, Edinburgh / Glasgow, Scotland
08 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
Laura Manners
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type
CMS are recruiting for a Junior Patent Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit.

About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the RoleCMS is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit. The role will be focussed on supporting our energy and utilities clients with English law acquisition transitions, including managing purchases and leases of sub-stations / radio sites and equivalent, and negotiating wayleaves, easements and variations of these.

Responsibilities will include:

- Managing a busy caseload of transactions including liaising with the client to obtain instructions;
- Drafting the acquisition documentation, negotiating with the counterparty to the transaction and carrying out title reviews;
- Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing first draft of retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations;
- Working with data rooms and online trackers;
- Managing completion and post-completion registrations, forms, filing and client signing / reporting requirements.

About YouWe are looking for an enthusiastic Real Estate-focussed Paralegal. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and you must be used to dealing with a large workload. You will have a strong academic background. Previous real estate experience (preferably English law experience, but Scots law experience will also be considered) is preferred, but not essential. If you do not have previous real estate experience, a degree in law (or equivalent qualification) is preferred.

Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.


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