Senior Paralegal

  • Trowers & Hamlins LLP
  • Manchester, UK
  • 17 Apr, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

    • Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

      Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

      We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

      While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

  • The Sales and Home Ownership team provide a range of services to Registered Providers and Private Developers including shared ownership and open market sales, Help to Buy, interim and final staircasing, licence to assign applications, mortgagee in possession sales, among others.  The team covers a wide range of additional conveyancing matters from acquisition to sales, to meet all client requirements.

    Principal responsibilities:

    • Advising private developers and registered providers on the sale of new build properties;
    • Advising registered providers on shared ownership schemes including staircasing transactions and Deeds of Variations;
    • Advising registered providers on right to buy and right to acquire sales;
    • conduct of files;
    • Providing assistance to junior members of the team;
    • Advising on the purchase of individual residential properties on behalf of a registered provider and simultaneously granting shared ownership leases;
    • Advising on leasehold management matters;
    • Building and maintaining effective client relationships;
    • Ensuring files are managed in compliance with the firm's Lexcel procedures.

    Person specification:

    • Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines;
    • Good communication skills both oral and written;
    • A strong team player;
    • Extensive IT abilities;
    • A positive and proactive attitude;
    • Flexibility and commitment;
    • An ability to operate with minimum supervision;
    • Drive and enthusiasm;
    • A willingness to learn;
    • Flexible and willing to go the extra mile;
    • Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach;
    • Common sense.

    Experience and qualifications:

    • Good academic record;
    • Conveyancing experience as a Paralegal or Legal Executive is essential;
    • Additional experience of working with developers or housing clients is desirable;
    • Experience of running matters with minimal supervision.


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