Experienced Real Estate Paralegal
We are looking for an experienced, dedicated Paralegal for our Legal Services Unit, focussed on supporting our thriving Real Estate team. The role could be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh.
About the role
Our Real Estate team provides advice in property investment and development, planning and disputes and our clients include large development companies, banks, pension funds, private investors and retail funds. As part of our service, our Legal Services Unit paralegals in Glasgow/Edinburgh undertakes all aspects of estate management work.
Responsibilities will include:
• Managing a busy caseload of transactions, for example dealing with consents to assignation, licences for works, licences to occupy, deeds of variation, rent reviews and drafting letters to clients and other parties ensuring all salient points are covered accurately and clearly;
• Drafting leases and supporting our lawyers on other aspects of lease transactions;
• Carrying out title and occupational lease review exercises and preparing/assisting with the preparation of reports/certificates of title;
• Obtaining title documents;
• Obtaining searches;
• Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing first draft of retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a strong academic background. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative whilst working on multiple tasks. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines.
Exceptional communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to work well in a team.
The role will be focussed on Scottish real estate work, but candidates with Scottish or English real estate paralegal or secretarial experience will be considered.
A degree in law or paralegal qualification is preferred, but not essential.
CMS were delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.
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