Property Paralegal

Posted 27/06/2024 by Dignity Plc

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Sutton Coldfield
£25,000 - £28,000/annum

Property Paralegal

🕓 Full-Time, Fixed-Term (12 Months)

📍 Location: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (Minimum of 3 days per week in office)

💷 Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum


Are you a detail-oriented, organised, passionate legal professional looking to make a real impact? Join our team as a Paralegal!

This position is crucial to support the in-house Legal Team who deal with a range of matters for our business including property, commercial, procurement and various other faculties for our wider Crematorium and Funeral divisions. The day-to-day can be incredibly varied so this is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining a wide range of experience across multiple disciplines. 

The role will initially have a large focus on legal administration in regard to property and will encompass a wide variety of tasks depending on the ever-changing needs of the business. 

Here is what a typical day could look like for you:

  • Maintain and update property records and databases, ensuring all information is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Support the Legal Team with due diligence processes, including reviewing documents, preparing first draft legal documents, and handling sensitive data.
  • Reviewing title deeds and other legal documents including leases, licences, and commercial contracts.
  • Liaise with external solicitors, estate agents, and other stakeholders to facilitate property transactions.
  • Collate key documents and store them safely within in-house database systems, drafting letters, internal notes and memos and taking minutes during meetings. 
  • Conducting research on a wide range of legal, commercial, and historic matters, including assisting with due diligence for freehold property disposals, producing replies to Commercial Property Standard Enquiries and completing Property Information Forms.

You can download the full Job Description at the bottom of this page.

This role is ideal for a candidate who:

  • Ideally, with experience working as a Paralegal or in a related legal support role, we are open to considering recent Graduates.
  • A Degree in Law (minimum 2:1) or Graduate Diploma in Law (minimum commendation) or prior demonstratable experience as a Paralegal, Legal Administrator or Legal Secretary.
  • Experience in managing case files, including organising and maintaining legal documents.
  • Provided administrative support to wider stakeholders, including scheduling meetings, and handling ad-hoc queries and correspondence.
  • Demonstrated understanding of software packages such as Microsoft Office and database systems to maintain records and client information.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for interacting with clients, colleagues, and service providers.
  • Good commercial awareness, business acumen and desire to learn and understand Dignity’s wider needs.
  • An eye for detail and ability to ensure accuracy and completeness. 

If you are ready to elevate your career and contribute to a team that values your expertise and offers substantial opportunities for advancement, we encourage you to apply.

What we provide to you:

  • 💷 Annual salary of up to £28,000.
  • 📅 22-25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • 💰 Pension Scheme.
  • 🔐 Life Assurance X2.
  • 🚗 Free On-Site Parking.
  • 👨‍🎓 Access to our internal apprentice & personal development schemes.

What are the next steps?

To join us in this role, simply hit the 'apply' button to submit your application and a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch!

FCA Statement

Please note that this role is subject to meeting regulatory requirements. As an FCA-regulated organisation, we are committed to adopting the highest standards and we do this by employing individuals with the appropriate skills, experience and integrity to protect both the company and our clients. If you are considered for a role, you will be providing your permission for us to conduct the relevant checks and assessments that will be carried out during the recruitment and onboarding process. The nature of the checks will depend on whether the role is subject to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Our Vision is to connect with our clients, colleagues, company and communities based on our principles whilst celebrating our differences.
We aim to empower leaders and colleagues to seek out and understand new voices and perspectives; to be vocal about inequity and exclusion, and to take decisive, informed and bold action to promote inclusion and belonging.

Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


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