A paralegal is sought for a Real Estate Finance Security Team in Exeter for this national law firm
Due to growth our clients are seeking a new team member who will play a vital role in the property aspects of substantial secured financial transactions, specifically dealing with extensive property due diligence, preparing property conditions precedents and drafting the certificate of title. The team works collaboratively on a variety of projects, with support provided from the team and wider firm to develop skills and expertise.
Involvement in property due diligence aspects of residential and mixed-development sites and social housing both in relation to acquisition and putting them into charge;
Assisting with title reviews for property transfers and stock rationalisation exercises;
Assisting with the property aspects of large scale capital markets issues and large scale loan refinancing for RP clients;
Running smaller charging transactions;
Assisting the team and liaising with clients over a variety of property and title issues;
Acting for funders on approval and consents to various legal documents entered into by borrowers;
When required, assisting with other Housing and Regeneration work, for example, development;
Running own files;
Active participation in marketing initiatives and business development;
Comply with core competencies as appropriate to the fee earner level of qualification;
Building and maintaining effective client relationships;
Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures;
Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions; and
Training and development of junior legal and administrative staff (where appropriate).
The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies they expect of those at the paralegal/legal executive grade. In particular, for this role they require:
Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files, independently where appropriate;
Strong client focus and service delivery;
Drive and enthusiasm;
Methodical, disciplined and organised approach;
Excellent communication skills; and
A strong team player.
Experience and qualifications required
Excellent academic record;
Paralegal or part-qualified CILEx; and
Experience in residential property, property development or security work in private practice, ideally experience of working with housing clients, is beneficial.