Real Estate Paralegal

11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our busy Manchester-based Real Estate Legal Support Centre team are currently looking to recruit a Paralegal. This role would be suited to those looking to begin a career in law, orthose with some previous experience in a legal environment looking to take their next step.
Main function of job:
  • Supporting the operational functioning of the Real Estate Practice
  • Group nationally on standardised elements of commercial property transactions.
  • Tasks would include:
  • Registration applications, including applications for registration in the Land Registry
  • to include preparation of all necessary Application Forms with appropriate
  • supervision where necessary;
  • Engrossment of deeds and arranging for same to be executed;
  • Ordering searches through our online search provider
  • Obtaining information from the Land Registry;
  • Preparation of stamp duty land tax submissions.
  • Reviewing title information and assisting in preparing title reports.

a. Responsible to: Paralegal Supervisor.
b. Liaison with: All fee earners within Practice Group / Practice Area.

Other Duties:
  • Undertaking tasks as delegated to you in a time and cost effective manner, adhering
  • to deadlines where provided.
  • Ensure that any activity that may be charged to the client is recorded as chargeable time on 3e (or appropriate system) and maintain a record of non-chargeable activity as requested.
  • Understand the role in the context of the practice group and proactively seek to increase contribution via the allocation of work.
  • Interpret financial information to monitor your own performance against agreed targets ensuring there‚Äôs an ability to explain any differential.
  • Filing all emails and electronic documents into the relevant document management folders.
  • Preparation of SDLT online forms
  • Land Registry pre completion searches and post completion applications.
  • Liaising with HMLR regarding the return of land registry documentation
  • Reviewing title information and assisting in preparing title reports
  • Proof reading
  • Scottish equivalents of SDLT and Land Registry documentation, namely LBTT and
  • Registers Direct and Registers of Scotland. Training will be given.

  • Basic to intermediate IT and keyboard skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and database programmes, internet research.
  • Excellent administration / organisational skills.
  • A good team spirit with proven team working skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility, willingness to learn on the job and to participate in learning and development opportunities.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at our company
Nurturing talent is very important to us. We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work. At our company we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.
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