Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Our regional heritage and local knowledge — combined with a transatlantic outlook — generate the insights capable of unlocking more opportunities for our clients.

With locations on both sides of the Atlantic, we provide the breadth of legal experience and services to meet our clients’ needs without losing the intimacy of being connected to our different communities.

These strong local and regional ties enable us to remain close to our clients and the issues they care about.

With teams located across the US and the UK, and networks and relationships around the world, we bring an international perspective and extended jurisdictional reach to a wide range of client needs — a powerful combination that presents a compelling alternative to other firms.

It all adds up to hands-on, switched-on lawyers and professionals with the ability to deliver intelligent, grounded and pragmatic advice that our clients need to feel confident and succeed at home, across the Atlantic and around the world.

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP Leeds, UK
05 Feb, 2019
Permanent
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our rapidly growing Real Estate Group working in the Developers and Investors team to be based in our Leeds office.  About the team Our market leading UK  Real Estate  team has a key role to play in delivering on our national sector strategy. That's why we now have more than two hundred lawyers across our nationally respected teams in the UK and are consistently ranked in Band 1 in Chambers and Partners UK Directory. You'll be working in a team who specialise in Real Estate development and investment work. The team act for clients on development and transactional work including land assembly, infrastructure and development, sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, forward sales and lettings. They act for public bodies, corporate occupiers and investors. Well known clients include Town Centre Securities PLC, Commercial Estates Group, Wykeland, Barrett Homes and numerous global retailers and hoteliers. What will you be doing? This is a new and unique role due to growth, you'll be the only Paralegal within this particular team so there is lots to get your teeth into as well as a real opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge quickly. You'll be embedded in the team working closely with your supervisor  Patrick Jackson  who will support and guide you. You'll have direct client access in a growing practice area whilst assisting other Lawyers in the team on property transactions, handling sales, purchases and leases. What does the ideal candidate look like? In order to provide excellent service to clients, we need excellent people. It's important that we offer our clients the best possible client experience and we believe that comes from allowing them to build strong and meaningful relationships with their legal team.  The Real Estate team is extremely busy so we're looking for someone who is able to learn fast. You'll have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal as well as a sense of commercial pragmatism. You may have already completed your Law degree or LPC, or perhaps you're working towards a CILEx qualification, you may already have gained previous experience as a paralegal within the real estate sector; whatever your situation, if you're looking to build your career in this specialism, we absolutely want to hear from you. What makes it great to work here? We have an enviable office location, right on the riverside in Leeds.  In fact all our offices are impressive and looked after by our great Facilities and Guest Services team.  We have a forward thinking IT team who are always updating our systems.    We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other, we have an active social committee who organise events throughout the year enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our  D&I page  to find out more. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you. But most of all – it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.
Womble Bond Dickinson LLP Plymouth, UK
05 Feb, 2019
Contract
Each of our Apprentices have their own story and all come from different backgrounds but they all share one thing in common; they've loved their apprenticeship with us.  And why wouldn’t they?  They are part of an apprenticeship programme which won regional and national awards in 2016 and 2017!  They receive unparalleled support, work with excellent lawyers in an innovative team of Paralegals and are offered high quality legal work.  We were one of the first law firms to introduce the Paralegal Apprenticeship so we've learned what really works. Why are we recruiting? Our first three cohorts have successfully completed their apprenticeships and been promoted into our innovative Paralegal team to continue developing their legal careers. After a positive first year, James, Sophie, Joseph, Rebekah and Abigail have moved into their second year and our very newest cohort, Chloe, Jack & Ben are settling in well since starting their Paralegal Apprenticeship just last September.  They're a close bunch who support each other and enjoy mixing not just in work but outside too.  So it's easy to see why we're looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of Paralegal Apprentices to join us in September and that's where you come in. So what makes it so great to work here? Firstly, we're award winning.  We've received recognition for our apprenticeship programme in the form of two awards reassuring you that the quality of support you'll receive here is second to none.  Secondly, we've worked hard and continue to work hard, to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms.  Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that often become lasting friendships. There are lots of extra-curricular activities to get involved in too; perhaps you're into charity fund raising, we love to see people keen to get involved with our responsible business strategy, so much so we'll even give you two days per year on us to get involved. Maybe organising social events or being part of a sports team is more your thing? There really is something for everyone. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary of £16,380 you'll receive the same flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you. What will you actually be doing? You'll be supporting a high performing team of Paralegals, called the Legal Solutions Centre, in servicing our legal teams based across all of our 8 UK locations.  Concerned you may just be doing the admin?  Don't be!  You'll be expected to do all that our Paralegals do but with added supervision and guidance at the right pace for you.  You'll be allocated a Supervisor, who will help you to keep on track with your studies and a mentor, an experienced Paralegal within your team dedicated to you to learn from.  You'll experience a broad variety of quality legal training, with exposure to household named clients and cutting edge work, which will help shape the direction of your legal career whether that is as a Solicitor one day or into another area of the firm. So you're interested but still have some questions? This all sounds great but it's a big decision and you still have reservations, how can you be sure this is not just a cleverly worded advert but actually based on fact?  If you want a quick chat with me before you apply, I'd love to hear from you.  My name is Charlotte Hall and you can reach me on 0117 989 6745. I'm sold, what next? If you're already sold what are you waiting for?  You can apply via the apply now button below, take your time to make a strong application, the closing date is not until 30 April so plenty of time to get it right.