Paralegal, Housing and Regeneration (Property),

  • Forbes Solicitors
  • Gordon House, London, UK
  • Aug 06, 2022
Full time Legal Paralegal

Job Description

Role
Forbes Solicitors are looking for a Paralegal to join the Housing and Regeneration Property Team. This is a full-time role working 36.25 per week, Monday- Friday, based at Walton Summit with the option for hybrid working available.

This is a great opportunity for someone to further progress their career and join a collaborative and professional team. Whilst the role will be working to the fast pace, customer focus, and high standards of a law firm, the role will also provide a sustainable work-life balance and relate to the regional area in which it is based

Working within a busy Housing and Regeneration Property Department which carries out varied commercial property and development (non-litigation) work for housing associations and working as part of a team.  The role will be responsible for delivering successful outcomes such as:

  • Dealing with a broad range of Development work for the Firm’s Housing Association clients;
  • working alongside other solicitors, partners, and paralegals;
  • having direct communication with clients and third-party solicitors and developing relationships;
  • legal research;
  • preparing draft legal advice;
  • assisting on files generally;
  • using the Firm’s case management systems;
  • preparing documentation/paperwork;

Organization
Forbes Solicitors offer the full range of legal services to individuals, commercial clients, and a number of specialist sectors where we excel nationally. We have offices across the North but our roots are firmly based in Lancashire. Our clients tell us that we stand out from other firms. We are real people who are passionate about getting the best results. Working together and listening to our clients, we provide genuine and practical advice.

We are looking for someone who displays our values; specifically, someone who can excel is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do, and has a one-team ethic.

Benefits
We are committed to being a supporting organization that keeps the people at the focus and therefore we offer a range of additional benefits including:

  • Competitive Salary;
  • 33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays;
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);
  • A day off for your Birthday;
  • Ongoing Training and Development;
  • Progression Opportunities;
  • Company Pension;
  • Service Awards;
  • Health Care Benefits (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);
  • Other Employee Discounts;
  • Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);
  • Annual Events.

Applying
If you are interested in this role specifically or just working at Forbes Solicitors please do head to our website to learn more about us. You can apply for this role on the website here - Vacancies at Forbes Solicitors.

We will be progressing applicants to the next stage based on applications demonstrating the following knowledge, experience, and skills:

  • ideally, hold the LPC or CILEx qualification (or equivalent), or hold other further education qualifications (e.g. LLB, A Levels)
  • have demonstrable legal experience within a property environment either residential or social housing or commercial
  • have an interest in long-term development/progression in the department
  • have the ability to work unsupervised and good self-motivation skills
  • have the ability to work as part of a team and be reliable and enthusiastic
  • Strong IT skills
  • Capability to generate fees in accordance with agreed targets
  • Proven experience in handling own caseload, working to and managing deadlines
  • Good writing and drafting skills, with excellent communication and technical ability


Forbes is an equal opportunity and disability-confident employer and accredited to Investors in People and ISO 9001 quality management systems. We support the principle of equal opportunities in relation to any opportunities which we might provide through the engagement of employees; the provision of services to clients; and the appointment and engagement of suppliers. We are committed, wherever practicable, to maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local community in which we operate.

Salary

25,000 - 30,000