Womble Bond Dickinson- Paralegal

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Womble Bond Dickinson

Property Litigation Paralegal (0962)

As a business we’re growing, and our national Property Disputes practice are contributing to that through some exciting new client wins. We now have an opportunity for a Paralegal to join the team in Southampton.

What will you be doing?

The team deals with technically complex high value real estate litigation as well as general commercial property management. We have an enviable client list, made up of landlords and tenants (with national portfolios), developers and investors, ranging from significant public sector bodies to FTSE 250 household names across a range of sectors including telecoms, retail, energy and central and local government and transport and infrastructure.

You’ll play an important role assisting our lawyers in a wide range of contentious commercial property matters, including telecoms, landlord and tenant (e.g. 1954 Act renewals, dilapidations and break notices) and general property issues such as adverse possession, easements and title disputes. You’ll draft correspondence and court documents, assist with disclosure, conduct legal research and monitor key dates. Along with regular supervision and support, there will also be plenty of opportunity for regular client contact to enhance your communication and relationship building skills. The team is extremely busy so you’ll be able to get stuck into great quality client work immediately. You’ll be supported by a tight knit, friendly team with a collegiate approach and a firm wide commitment to development.

So what are we looking for?

Due to the growth in our work, as well as the variety and complexity of what we do, this role ideally needs some previous property litigation paralegal experience, though we will consider anyone with previous experience in real estate or litigation . You’ll also be highly organised, efficient and able to prioritise effectively as we often work to tight and urgent court deadlines. In this client facing role, you’ll also need to be able to build and maintain strong relationships.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need as a minimum:

  • Completed your law degree or other legal qualification and have previously worked as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant or similar within litigation or real estate.
  • Experience managing and prioritising your workload.
  • Computer literacy, having had experience in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we’re more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it’s important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we’re very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women’s career development and we’re in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring.

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you’re an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.

Please note this post may expire before the specified date.

Location: Oceana House, 39-49 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GA

CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2024