Senior Paralegal / Legal Executive - Property Litigation

Employer
Trowers & Hamlins
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
12 Nov 2021

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Legal Executive, Paralegal
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 160 partners and 950 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia, 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

We provide real estate dispute resolution legal services for a broad range of clients across a wide range of specialist areas.

The team in Birmingham currently comprises of three Partners, a Managing Associate, a Senior Associate, an Associate, 5 Solicitors, a Senior Paralegal and two Paralegals, with the support of a Trainee Solicitor. 

The work which one of the Partners undertakes with the Managing Associate, three of the Solicitors, a Senior Paralegal and the 2 Paralegals is in the niche area of residential landlord and tenant legal issues and disputes.  The team advises and represents a very broad client base which includes registered providers, letting agents and private individuals.

As a result of growth, the team is seeking to appoint a Senior Paralegal or Legal Executive to be based in the Birmingham office.

What you'll do

  • Providing support to the wider team;

  • Managing defended and undefended litigation in areas such as, but not limited to, anti-social behaviour, housing disrepair, rent arrears, non-access, succession, abandonment and unauthorised subletting;

  • Providing advice on general residential landlord and tenant legal issues in writing and by telephone;

  • Attending and representing clients at County Court hearings in due course;

  • Drafting court proceedings, witness statements and affidavits;

  • Progressing and managing cases that proceed to trial by complying with Court directions such as disclosure and instructing Counsel;

  • Negotiating settlements with opposing parties;

  • Advising clients on cases and the merits of a case  in due course;

  • Meeting clients, delivering training and seminars and;

  • Actively participating in business development initiatives and maintaining good client relationships.

What you'll need

The firm has a competency framework for paralegals and in particular for this role we require:

  • Strong technical and organisational skills;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Client focus;

  • Drive and enthusiasm.

  • Team based approach;

  • Commercial awareness;

  • Ability to work to deadlines;

  • Good interpersonal skills, presenting and client facing skills.

  • Good academic record is essential;

  • LLB/LPC graduate desirable but not essential

  • Previous paralegal experience;

  • Experience of litigation matters; ideally property.

  • Residential landlord and tenant litigation experience is desirable but not essential (especially experience of disrepair claims);

  • An interest in marketing;

  • An ability to work 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.

Company

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff located 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.

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Telephone
+44 (0)20 7423 8000
Location
3 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8YZ
GB
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