The Scottish Paralegal Association

Real Estate Paralegal

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 41 countries and with 72 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.

With the coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, we have created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.

This means putting our clients’ interests and priorities at the very heart of everything we do. And, in a world of ever-accelerating change, that demands unwavering sector focus combined with quality practice specialism.

Across our six core sectors – Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Technology, Media and Telecommunications – we don’t just have some of the brightest and most creative legal minds. Our lawyers are fully immersed in the world our clients operate in; genuine experts in their fields, knowledgeable about the issues you currently face, and those that may lie just around the corner.

We offer various added value services, including Law-Now and the Interactive Media Award winning RegZone which provide practical and timely knowledge relevant to your business and numerous webinars for training at your desk.

Company :CMS
Category :Real Estate
Date :21st August, 2019
Location :Glasgow or Edinburgh
Website :
Salary :DOE

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.

About you

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.

About us

CMS were delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide.

A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Next Steps

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online or contact Holly Woodhouse, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.