Remote - Real Estate Paralegal, Legal Delivery Centre

Term: FTC/ Permanent
Duration: 1 year
Reports to: Partner (Head of LDC) and LDC Operations Manager
Practice group: Legal Delivery Centre
Location: Remote
The department

We are presently looking for a bright, ambitious and enthusiastic paralegal to join our remote, innovative Legal Delivery Centre (LDC). The LDC provides paralegal support to all of our UK and Middle East offices.

Purpose of role

Meeting the ever increasing demands for disaggregated legal services, the LDC offers an exciting opportunity for development and experience across the full spectrum of legal service areas and the chance to undertake work that is varied, challenging and engaging. An opportunity to liaise with all business areas, the LDC offers excellent exposure across the firm and to some of the firm's major clients.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing team that is integral to the firm's strategy, whilst benefiting from being able to work remotely and flexibly. We welcome applications from across the UK for those seeking an alternative experience.

This particular role is within the MKParaShoot team.  This team is a dedicated resource to the Milton Keynes real estate (MKRE) team.  MKParaShoot supports the MKRE team with the full breadth of their work as well as each paralegal having the opportunity to manage their own case load.

Development programme

The team is supported by a development programme which won the Best Law Firm – Paralegal Development award at the Paralegal Awards 2019 and 2020. The judges said when announcing the award in September 2020 "the overall winner stood out for their outstanding and innovative work in promoting and developing training programmes for paralegals, taking clear action to develop and assist with paralegal development and be a leader in the legal landscape". The firm is a corporate member of the Institute of Paralegals ("IoP") and we are delighted that our development programme was recently externally accredited by the IoP. 

Responsibilities
  • Provision of legal services to a wide breadth of clients including the technical skills of drafting, negotiating, advising
  • Providing support to qualified fee earners in relation to their matters including drafting reports on title, reviewing replies to preliminary enquiries, analysing search results
  • Management of own case load under supervision including effecting exchange and completion
  • Assisting with due diligence and other RE project work
  • Financial hygiene including time recording and billing
  • Legal research

Through newly established ways of working, including an increased emphasis on technological solutions, you will be supported in taking full ownership for some key tasks, giving you direct responsibility. Our approach is to create a supportive remote environment by working collaboratively as part of a team whilst also encouraging team members to operate with a degree of independence.

You will work closely with other members of this dedicated team as well as with our MKRE team, legal service areas, project management team and with clients. The team has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class internal and external client management approach. It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing both personally and professionally. A determination to deliver high-quality focused services is essential as is maintaining and developing both internal and external client relationships.

Successful candidates will be people with energy and enthusiasm, working hard to provide the highest levels of service whilst at the same time valuing having fun being part of a supportive and collegiate team.

Required experience, skills and attributes
  • Minimum of three A levels at grade B, or equivalent;
  • A qualification in law (Degree, Graduate Diploma in Law);
  • LPC, or equivalent (helpful but not essential);
  • At least 2 years' experience of paralegal work in the real estate sector (preferably commercial real estate/retail)  
  • Excellent  knowledge of Microsoft office (especially Word, Excel and Outlook);
  • Ability to organise, prioritise, multi-task and work well under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work accurately with excellent attention to detail;
  • Demonstrate drive and initiative;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with the confidence to deal effectively with Partners and professionals across the firm;
  • An ability and willingness to be flexible;
  • Sociable and a good team player.
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email recruitment.matters@dentons.comEnquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.