Solicitor/ Paralegal

Location
Peterborough
Salary
DOE
Posted
29 Apr 2021
Closes
10 May 2021
Ref
J62512
Contact
Danielle Soar
Job Title
Paralegal
Practice Area
Commercial Property
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are currently recruiting for a newly qualified Solicitor or Paralegal who has worked in residential conveyancing and can demonstrate relevant, practical experience and the ability to adapt to a new role in Commercial Property. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a substantial Real Estate department. This role will be based in Peterborough.

The responsibilities of the Solicitor/Paralegal role will include:

• Providing legal advice to a range of clients, including the negotiation and drafting of documentation.
• Carrying out in an effective, efficient and timely manner the various stages of legal proceedings with the aim of protecting the interests of the client.
• Assuming responsibility for important elements of the work that are handled by a designated Partner/Associate.
• Operating effectively with clients and their professional and financial advisers.
• Working under the direction of a Partner/Associate and receiving assignments with specified objectives.
• Proactively developing new business opportunities from internal cross-referrals, existing clients and other professionals.
• Management of Client/matter files.
• Meeting agreed targets for chargeable time, fee income generated, billing and fee collection.

The ideal candidate:

• A sound knowledge of the law requisite for working in a Commercial Property team.
• Ability to act independently to a reasonably high level, but also to work with more experienced Partners, Associates and Fee Earners on more complex and specialised matters as required.
• Experience of building relationships with both new and existing clients and professionals including a natural ability to promote marketing and business development initiatives in a dynamic way.
• Good communication skills in order to explain legal matters clearly to clients.
• Discretion and the ability to respect client confidentiality.
• Tackle tasks in a structured manner to ensure completion to a high standard.
• Solid organisation and time management skills.
• Proven attention to detail and drafting skills.
• Ability to adapt to a broad range of situations and circumstances and remain calm under pressure.
• IT literate with an understanding and willingness to pioneer and embrace system development to build efficiencies.
• Positive can-do attitude.

The Benefits :

• 25 Days Holiday + Bank
• Death in service x3
• Fantastic Competitive Basic Salary
• Health Care

If you are interested in applying for this role please contact Danielle at Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment to obtain further information.