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Paralegal

Location
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
30 Jul 2022
Brodies LLP is a UK law firm headquartered in Scotland. It is the largest firm in its jurisdiction measured by income, directory rankings, and lawyer numbers. In the last three years, the firm's revenue has grown by 20%, and almost 100 new colleagues have joined. Today, we have more than 750 colleagues and offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, The Highlands, London and Brussels. We combine colleagues' expertise in all business areas, to deliver Enlightened Thinking - new knowledge and new legal possibilities - uniquely suited to our Scottish, UK and international clients.

JOB TITLE

Paralegal - Real Estate / Residential Property and Plot Sales

Our hybrid working approach allows the opportunity to work flexibly from home as well as in our offices.

Based in Glasgow

REPORTING TO

Charles Hay, Managing Associate and Fiona Dromgoole, Managing Associate

JOB PURPOSE

To take responsibility for completing purchases and processing all residential sales for private clients, and processing plot sales for home builder clients. In addition, the successful candidate may be required provide support to the solicitor group in connection with commercial property transactions.

CORE TASKS

Processing sales of plots on estates of new-build homes within a case management system.

Negotiating relative to such offers to sell and concluding the contract and settling transaction.

Assembling and checking title documentation and answering observations raised by purchaser's solicitors.

Carrying out conveyancing for purchase of part exchange properties.

Examining and reporting on title.

Raising observations both standard and in light of search entries and Home Report review in respect of PX properties.

Preparing disposition and other conveyancing drafts in readiness for completion of transaction.

Registering deeds with Registers of Scotland and completing necessary forms for registration. Preparing states for settlement and cash statements to clients.

Preparing cash forms and instructing bank transfers.

Taking responsibility of time recording and billing tasks.

Instructing searches and reports required for residential and commercial property transactions.

Working with the plot sales supervisor and IT colleagues to keep the case management system up to date and adapting as necessary for new clients and developments.

Dealing with post settlement claims under guidance from Solicitor.

Be aware of Brodies information security policies, and protect information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference at all times.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Previous experience of plot sales or residential transactions is essential.

Previous experience of examination of title to Scottish property is essential.

Excellent team player.

Adopts a flexible and proactive approach to work duties.

Professional in all dealings with clients and projects a positive image of the firm at all time.

SKILLS

Self-motivated and driven

Accurate

Prepared, organised and able to prioritise

Commercial and profit focus

Excellent communication skills
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Details

  • Job Reference: 671543354-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Brodies LLP
    Brodies LLP
  • Location: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent