Real Estate - Paralegal / Assistant Paralegal

Employer
CMS
Location
Scotland, Edinburgh / Scotland, Glasgow
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

CMS are looking for a dedicated Assistant Paralegal or Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit team in Glasgow or Edinburgh. This role will be focussed on supporting our thriving Real Estate team.


About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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 an Assistant Paralegal or an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit.  The role is to support the Scottish Real Estate team at CMS who advise on property investment and development, landlord and tenant work, and purchases and sales, together with planning and disputes. Our clients include large development companies, banks, pension funds, private investors, and retail funds. 

Assistant Paralegal responsibilities will include:
* Set up and management of data rooms.
* Checking and inventorying deeds.
* Submitting and tracking searches.
* Land Register of Scotland applications.
* Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing the first draft of the retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations.
* Assistance with completion and post-completion registrations, forms, filing and client signing / reporting requirements.

Paralegal Responsibilities will include:
* Managing a busy caseload of transactions, for example dealing with short term leases, licences to occupy, consents to assignation, licences for works, surrenders, deeds of variation and rent reviews.
* Managing straightforward sales and supporting larger / complex / portfolio purchases and sales, including the routine project management, title and tenancy diligence and preparation for completion.
* Carrying out title and/or occupational lease review exercises.
* Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing first draft of retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations.
* Set up and management of data rooms.
* Assistance with completion and post-completion registrations, forms, filing, and client signing / reporting requirements.

About You

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a strong academic background. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative whilst working on multiple tasks. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines. Exceptional communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to work well in a team.
Either a degree in law or a paralegal qualification / previous Real Estate paralegal experience is required.
To be considered for the experienced Real Estate Paralegal role, you will also have experience of working as a Paralegal within a Real Estate legal environment.


Equal OpportunitiesAt 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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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

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.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

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Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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