Housing Development Paralegal

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Posted 30+ days ago
Contract Type:
£22,000 - 25,000
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Private Practice
Reference Number:
30+ days ago
Housing Development Paralegal | Leading National Firm | Leeds A leading national firm is looking for an ambitious Housing/Development Paralegal to join their growing team in Leeds. This is a great opportunity to support a successful national team on the delivery of private and social housing developments. This is a highly regarded firm that has seen years of consecutive growth. The firm is committed to the attraction, development and retention of talent and have there are ambitious plans to continue with authentic growth. You will join a friendly, approachable and collaborative firm that recognise the importance of your health and wellbeing, as well as continuing to create an environment in which people feel supported both professionally and personally. The Opportunity: The housing development team cover all aspects of property development, with a particular focus on dealing with residential developments for national and regional developers, with sites throughout the country. As a paralegal in this team, you will manage your own caseload of non-contentious property matters under supervision from a Partner and supporting the wider team with larger transactions, specifically: · Working on site acquisitions, developments and disposals for private and social housing developers; supporting the due diligence and reporting that entails, specifically commissioning searches, monitoring results and reporting on results; obtaining title information and indemnity insurance and drafting documentation, Reports and Contracts. · Liaising with Plans Technicians in relation to the preparation of Title Overlay Plans and all mapping / plans issues. · Dealing with client and third-party queries and chasing for responses where appropriate. · Preparing engrossments of legal documents for implementation, and sending those to the correct parties. · Preparing matters for exchange and completion and liaising with key clients regarding funds, in accordance with their respective procedures. · Dealing with all post completion formalities, including preparing Land Registry applications and liaising with the Land Registry in respect of the applications and responding to requisitions and submitting SDLT returns. · Assisting the team in the running of matters including updating any case management system and ensuring client and matter records are maintained in line with firm and client procedures. · Collating the frequent Update Reports for key clients and in accordance with agreed timescales. · Actively contributing to business development activities to develop the client base and the profile of the firm. Candidate Requirements: The ideal candidate for this role will preferably have experience with acting for a private and/or social housing developers. As well as this, the following skills are essential: · The ability to work to challenging timescales whilst maintaining a strong attention to detail. · Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and sound judgement. · Skilled in establishing strong rapport and relationships with clients and colleagues. · Strong planning and prioritisation skills and the ability to work with urgency to move matters forward · The ability to work within and as part of multi-discipline teams. · A strong commercial acumen and willing to take part in business development. The successful candidate can expect to be offered a competitive salary in the region of £25k depending on experience, as well as hybrid working and a range of other benefits. If this sounds like the ideal role, please contact jenniferhepple@bcllegal.com for a confidential discussion. Or apply now with a copy of your CV for immediate consideration! BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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