Paralegal, Real Estate: Private Client & Commercial

JOB TITLE: Paralegal

GROUP: Real Estate: Private Client & Commercial

TERM: Permanent

HOURS: Full-time, 9:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch. A flexible approach to working hours is a must, overtime may be required at busy times.

We currently operate a hybrid working policy with at least 3 days office working per week. Our hybrid working policy is discretionary and may be subject to change.

ABOUT SHERIDANS

Sheridans is a leading London law firm whose lawyers combine the in-depth legal knowledge and breadth of expertise and experience required to give unparalleled advice to their clients.

Since 1956, Sheridans has represented individuals and organisations across a wide variety of sectors, providing quality advice which is commercially focussed and personally delivered. Specialist lawyers in leisure, media and entertainment work closely alongside the firm’s corporate finance, employment, real estate and dispute resolution groups to provide a truly bespoke service to its clients.

ABOUT THE TEAM

The team advises clients across Sheridans’ core sectors, with typical clients including property investors/developers, owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals, family trusts, large corporates and PLCs.

The team specialises in commercial property transactions including acquisition and disposal of sites for the purpose of owner occupancy, lettings or residential and commercial development, acquisition of mixed use investment properties, joint ventures, property finance, landlord and tenant matters, notably negotiation, and granting of leases of hotel and leisure space, retail premises, restaurants, office space, industrial units, location agreements and concession agreements.

The team provides a full service throughout the lifecycle of the transaction and beyond, providing input, exploring issues/options and viability, advising on all property related legal matters, utilising the depth and breadth of the knowledge of the team to navigate clients to the ultimate desired result.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking a Paralegal to join our Real Estate team at Sheridans. Working alongside the Principal Partner and his Personal Assistant, we are seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal with at least three years of prior experience to join us and assist with Commercial and Private Client property matters.

You must have previous Real Estate paralegal experience to be considered for this opportunity.

The successful individual will play a crucial role in supporting the Principal in various property transactions. They will also have the chance to develop their career further by supporting the department. We offer a close-knit environment where you will be encouraged to fully participate, share ideas and become a key part of the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparing documentation
  • Liaising with local authorities and agencies
  • Conducting research
  • Managing Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns and Land Registry applications and handling pre and post-completion tasks
  • Assisting with drafting, negotiating and completing standardised, short term and contracted out leases
  • Assisting with lease renewals and licensing (underlet, assign, alterations)
  • Assisting with surrenders, rent reviews and deeds of variation

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the Firm and the overall business needs.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Skills & experience

  • Previous experience in Real Estate law
  • Demonstrated high level effective experience as a Real Estate Paralegal
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level with the Microsoft suite (Outlook, Word, Excel), pdfDocs, Adobe and DocuSign
  • Familiarity with GDPR and ability to adhere to confidentiality / compliance procedures and the ability to act with discretion whilst maintaining privacy
  • Calm under pressure, adaptable, flexible and patient given the nature of the work and clientele
  • Willing to build relationships and liaise comfortably with people both internally and externally at all levels
  • High level of organisation and time management skills. Strong attention to detail with good judgement, initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Confidently able to multi-task, particularly when managing your workload under pressure, and working to any given deadlines
  • A team player with a positive and ‘can-do’ attitude, who is friendly, professional, reliable, enthusiastic and confident to learn and ask for help

Qualifications

  • A strong academic record
  • Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Our aim is for all staff to feel welcomed at Sheridans and ultimately be their true self at work. We are proud to promote inclusion & diversity among clients, candidates, and staff as an equal opportunities employer. It is our policy to support people who hold Protected Characteristics (under the Equality Act 2010) both internally and externally through supporting practices based solely upon merit.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to one of our current vacancies, please email us using recruitment@sheridans.co.uk and include the following to allow us to consider your application:

  • An up-to-date copy of your CV
  • A covering letter
  • Any details in relation to nationality and visa requirements, if relevant
  • Your salary expectations
  • Your notice period and availability to commence a role with Sheridans

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Other information

Our aim is for all staff to feel welcomed at Sheridans and ultimately be their true self at work. We are proud to promote inclusion & diversity among clients, candidates, and staff as an equal opportunities’ employer. It is our policy to support people who hold Protected Characteristics (under the Equality Act 2010) both internally and externally through supporting practices based solely upon merit.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process, please do not hesitate to notify us.