Solicitor/ Paralegal

29 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Danielle Soar
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Property
Contract Type
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.