Davies and Partners Solicitors
16 Feb 2019
17 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Position: Paralegal
Location: Gloucester
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Salary: £Competitive

About the role:

We are currently seeking a Paralegal to join our growing and highly successful Commercial Property Department. The ideal candidate will have recent experience working in commercial conveyancing, although we welcome applicants from outside of the legal sector who have worked in a professional office or have experience in administrative management. The successful candidate will assist a team of experienced solicitors dealing with a wide range of commercial property transactions and have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience with full training and supervision.


- Dealing with administrative routines, and providing administrative support as required by the Solicitors in the team
- Assisting with responses to enquiries
- Opening new files and preparing standard client care letters
- Obtaining appropriate Money Laundering ID documentation
- Assistance with basic telephone calls and taking messages where appropriate
- Commissioning property related searches
- Producing legal documentation and standard forms
- Photocopying and scanning of documents
- Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content
- Audio typing standard letters, emails and documents
- Drafting Stamp Duty Land Tax forms
- Obtaining pre-completion searches with The Land Registry
- Preparing spreadsheets and completion statements
- Assisting with setting up completions with Accounts department i.e. bills, payment in and out slips, chaps etc.
- Arranging completion letters to client and other side solicitors
- On completion ensuring submission and payment of SDLT is made to HMRC
- Registration applications to The Land Registry
- Closing files when a matter is completed and registered with Land Registry
- Legal research.

About you:

- The ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Good accurate typing (preferably audio) and IT skills
- Degree educated (preferably a Law Degree). Exceptional candidates without a degree but who have suitable administrative experience will also be considered
- Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is essential

You may have experience of the following: Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Administrative Support, Administrator, Legal Executive, Legal Secretary, Legal Administrator, Law Graduate, Legal Graduate, etc

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