With a national presence of over 200 fee earners across 8 locations, our Real Estate team are a force to be reckoned with. The team is big but it doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch. It's the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.
Our Residential team is one of the largest of its kind and they have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join the Leeds office.
What will you be doing?
You'll be primarily responsible for supporting our Retirement Solutions and Residential Investment sub team on residential real estate transactions. You will assist the team by carrying out various residential conveyancing tasks with a view to running your own caseload after training has been provided. You'll demonstrate a sound commercial understanding and apply a commercial appreciation of billing and time recording.
A willingness to embrace team working and a desire to provide excellent client service is important as our Paralegals are organised, flexible in their approach to managing workloads, confident with their work and are closely aligned with the vision, values and objectives of the people they support across the business. 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 is a key part of the role.
Other duties may include:
- Land Registry applications and land charge duties
- Preparing financial payment forms and 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
- Drafting Contract Packs
- Assisting with completions
- Preparing other client specific documentation to enable files to progress
So what are we looking for?
Previous paralegal experience would be useful but is not essential, however you'll have ideally completed your law degree or GDL. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in conveyancing or real estate. What's also important to us is that you're able to provide the highest level of customer/client experience in a fast paced environment, will take ownership and use initiative. You'll also be able to demonstrate excellent time management and have proven forward planning skills and the ability to prioritise. You must also have good communication skills, numeracy and literacy skills, and experience of using IT software such as Microsoft Excel and Word.
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!
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us 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 and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity 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). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page.
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