Paralegal, Contract Analyst
Dentons
London, GB
2d ago

Purpose of role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for bright and ambitious contract analysts and paralegals to join a dedicated team to work in innovative new ways for one of the UK's best loved and most iconic retail brands.

Our client has entrusted Dentons to manage its commercial Real Estate contracts requirements and enter into a genuine long term partner relationship.

Given the extensive nature of our client's business and its innovative and dynamic approach, the work (which will encompass all aspects of their commercial real estate portfolio, including leases, land and title investigation, estate management and supporting on major projects or high profile transactions) will undoubtedly be varied, challenging and engaging.

It is a unique role which will also see you working directly with business partners at our client giving advice and answering questions.

We are building a dedicated team in Glasgow / Milton Keynes / virtual to support this work, which will work alongside our Band 1 ranked Real Estate (RE) team as well as the client's in-house legal function.

Given the focus of the team this opportunity will be ideal for lawyers and paralegals who wish an alternative experience. In particular :

  • Due to the single client focus and the nature of the team, these roles will provide greater certainty and flexibility of working hours;
  • This role will provide the opportunity to work with one client as a core part of its legal function, enabling the successful candidates to gain a deeper understanding of the client's business and a closer working relationship with the client's in-house team; and
  • Whilst this is a dedicated team, the successful candidates will work alongside the UK RE team and benefit from all of the team training, as well as our award winning focus on Paralegals and their role in delivering legal services for our clients.
  • We are looking for paralegals ideally with some commercial Real Estate experience, particularly in relation to those having acted in the retail sector, or on large portfolios.

    This is a great opportunity to join one of the leading Real Estate teams in the UK, be part of the largest Real Estate legal practice in the world and work with a really exciting client.

    The role offers excellent experience, training and genuine career development prospects.

    We welcome applications from candidates seeking full time or part time opportunities.

    Responsibilities

    You will work as part of a team to deliver a full spectrum of commercial Real Estate work for our client. This will include drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents as well as providing or supporting advice on property contracts, leases, freehold and leasehold titles or other property queries.

    Through newly established ways of working, including an increased emphasis on technological solutions, you will be supported in taking full ownership for some key requirements and transactions for this client, giving you direct responsibility for core and high-profile aspects of their portfolio.

    Our approach is to create a supportive environment by working collaboratively as part of a team whilst also encouraging team members to operate with a degree of independence.

    You will work closely with other members of this dedicated team as well as the in-house legal function at our client. The department has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class client management approach.

    It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing personally and professionally. A determination to deliver high-quality focused services to our clients is essential, as is maintaining and developing client relationships.

    Successful candidates will be people with energy and enthusiasm who want to become one of the top teams in the country, working hard to providing the highest levels of client service whilst at the same time valuing having fun being part of a supportive and collegiate team.

    Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Paralegal experience ideally on commercial Real Estate transactions (desirable)
  • A qualification in law (Degree, Graduate Diploma in Law / Legal Practice Course) or equivalent
  • Confidence to deal effectively with professionals across the firm and externally
  • Personal attributes

  • Dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills, coupled with good business awareness
  • Demonstrate initiative and drive
  • You will be a team player and sociable
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task, particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy
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