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Paralegal, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, Gatwick (HR0225)

12 Jun 2018

 

JOB TITLE

Paralegal (HR0225)

GROUP

Real Estate Dispute Resolution

LOCATION

Gatwick

HOURS

9.15am – 5.15pm Monday to Friday (1 hour for lunch)

SALARY

Dependent on experience

BENEFITS

  • 21.5 days holiday p/a plus 3.5 over the Christmas period
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Perkbox (Discounts on food and drink, entertainment and shopping.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Season ticket loans
  • 5% pension contribution
  • Childcare vouchers

TEAM INFO

You will work alongside the 12 Partners and Staff in the Real Estate Dispute Resolution Gatwick team, with the wider Real Estate department consisting of over 103 staff and Partners being based in our other offices.

 

THE FIRM AND ROLE

DMH Stallard is a legal 100 firm with a headcount of 310, which provides integrated legal services from offices in London, Gatwick, Guildford, Horsham and Brighton. We were awarded Corporate Law Firm of the Year by South East Dealmakers in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

 

Are you an enthusiastic and confident individual with previous experience of litigation and or property work?  Are you client focused and able to work well as part of a team?  Do you want to work for an award winning, supportive law firm that develops their own?  This could be the beginning of the rest of your career!

 

We are looking for a Paralegal to assist Solicitors, Associates and Partners within the Real Estate Dispute Resolution team. The successful candidate will operate as an effective member of REDR specialising in leasehold management issues, residential possession proceedings, housing litigation and related work. You will be responsible under supervision for own caseload to include achievement of personal fee targets.

 

WHO AND WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The key criteria for the ideal candidate will include: 

 

  • Some previous experience of litigation and or property/housing would assist but not essential as training will be given and work will be supervised.
  • Knowledge of Housing Act 1985 & Housing Act 1988 legislation, case law and the relevant Civil Procedure Rules and Protocols will be required and can be learned in the role.
  • Able to effectively manage their time to achieve client and internal deadlines is an essential skill.
  • Understanding the importance of client care with an ability to deal with a wide range of clients with differing objectives including being able to understand the commercial objectives of the client.
  • Able to work within a team and provide support to other fee-earners as appropriate
  • Confident Excel skills sufficient to enable the reviewing of relevant matters and preparation of reports for DMH Direct, and assisting with preparation of month end billing and reports for clients
  • Competent IT skills including Outlook, Word, Digital Dictation and Axxia
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of the strategy and vision of the firm.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, in writing, over the telephone and in meetings.
  • Convey technical legal information in an effective and accessible way.

 

For a full job description, click here.

 

This is a great opportunity for someone enthusiastic and reliable to work within a forward thinking, award winning law firm.

 

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