Our Residential Real Estate team have an opportunity for a Legal Administrator to join them in Leeds.
This is a permanent position, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, which will be predominately based in the office, with flexible hybrid working considered.
Our Residential team is one of the largest of its kind. We support our clients in a range of projects acting for PLC house builders, regional house builders, PRS investors and land-owners in respect of residential and residential-led mixed-use developments, for both build to rent and build for sale sectors.
The team that you will be directly working with consists of around 7 member of staff, including an Managing Paralegal who you will report to.
This interesting role will see you working on a broad range of matters, assisting with portfolio sales and acquisitions, housing and leasehold management issues– shared ownership, right to buy etc. for developers, investors or social housing clients. More specifically you'll play an essential part in ensuring that new files are opened correctly, adhering to both our internal processes and individual client requirements, in addition to producing initial correspondence whilst ensuring that all files are managed effectively and efficiently. And in time, this role provides genuine scope to take on more complex responsibilities as you develop your knowledge in this area of law.
This varied role will also involve:
- Assisting with post completion work
- Preparing and submitting Land Registry applications
- Obtaining official copies from the Land Registry and Land charges search results
- Preparing financial payment forms
- Assisting with the preparation of completion statements
- Ensuring client files are compliant with the Solicitors Regulation Authority
- Making phone calls to clients and solicitors to update or chase for information
- Checking file ledger balances and closing client matter files
What are we looking for?
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone making the next move in their Legal Admin career, or a Legal graduate looking to make the first step in to the profession. Experience in a similar role would be desirable but is by no means essential.
You'll have a strong team ethic with excellent attention to detail and your strong organisational skills will enable you to work to strict deadlines. Previous real estate / conveyancing experience, whilst advantageous, is by no means essential. What is essential are strong IT skills (including MS Word, Excel and Outlook) and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
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 19 US cities and seven 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 can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for ethnic diversity, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns. We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.
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!
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