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Paralegal - Leasehold Disputes

Womble Bond Dickinson
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Closing date
30 May 2023

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

Job Details

It's no secret that we're an ambitious firm and our vision and our culture truly reflects that. We now have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our busy Leasehold Disputes team.

The role will be based within our new Newcastle Office . The Spark is located within The Helix development - a landmark 24-acre hybrid city quarter in the centre of Newcastle bustling with excitement .

Alongside a fantastic office location we can offer flexibility, hybrid working and one of largest Real Estate Disputes Resolution teams in the UK. Come join us !

What will you be doing?

You'll be a key part of the Leasehold Disputes Team, dealing with disputed cases as well as a diverse range of other litigation matters. The environment is fast paced and excellent negotiation skills alongside a confident telephone manner are key.  A big part of this role will be to speak with leaseholders and persuade them to pay arrears in full and you'll be joining a supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and an interest to work within a busy litigation environment.   Successful applicants will be highly organised, efficient and able to prioritise effectively to work to tight client deadlines. As a client facing role, you'll also need to be able to build and maintain strong relationships and Knowledge of property law would be beneficial but is not essential. 

The ability to solve problems and make decisions on files, provide a fast and efficient turnaround of work and maintain an enthusiastic and flexible approach is paramount as is demonstrating initiative in order to take responsibility for tasks and reporting. You must also be able to draft standard written communications, have experience using IT software such as Microsoft programmes and be ready to be trained on new systems.

Applications are encouraged from those with a law degree or equivalent qualification or those looking for the next step in their legal career.

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 ED&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 race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, 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. Please get in touch to let us know how we can give you the best possible recruitment experience.

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.

Next steps

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!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight 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; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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