Paralegal – Real Estate
Are you an experienced Paralegal from the world of Real Estate, looking for an opportunity to progress your legal career in a seriously ambitious UK law firm where you will learn and be valued from day one?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our busy Real Estate team in Bristol with a specific focus on Renewable Energy property/clients. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a team with a commercial and collaborative approach, whilst gaining invaluable exposure to a range of clients. With opportunities for personal development promoted at Foot Anstey we are looking for candidates to demonstrate a genuine interest in developing a career with us, as well as a desire to work within our Real Estate team.
At Foot Anstey, our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. You will be working in an agile and non-hierarchical environment, being a central member of the team delivering solutions focused work for our clients. With a huge technology agenda on the horizon for the Foot Anstey group, you will be exposed to new and creative ways of working which will enhance not only your IT ability but allow for a more client focused approach.
What you’ll do
- Carry out Land Registry applications
- Carry out land searches for due diligence of complex properties
- Complete Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) returns
- Complete due diligence and prepare reports on title
- Coordinate clear document management, including preparing and maintaining records
- Draft email correspondence and documents
- Provide an excellent client service
- Ensure deadlines are met and quality of work is maintained
- Lead on the use of technology to ensure a confidentiality agreement process for key E&I clients is maintained
What we’re looking for
- Paralegal experience within Real Estate
- Experience carrying out Land Registry applications, searches, and completing SDLT returns
- Strong communication skills and an ability to reassure and act calmly and professionally
- Ability to work under pressure in a busy team with a demanding and sophisticated client base
- Excellent IT skills with an in-depth knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel
- A highly organised individual with great time management skills
- A strong work ethic
- A collaborative team member
Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team. Contact us at [email protected] and we will come back to you as soon as we can.
Our offer to you
In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. Tailored to match the level you’re working at, we encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, 28 days annual leave, a day off for your birthday and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. Employees can also buy holiday, managing your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters.
Why Foot Anstey?
As one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients’ goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions. By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.
Over our history we’ve grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients’ needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven locations: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton, and London.
Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you.
Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021. We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us. As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role, you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.
Foot Anstey. Powering Your Ambition.