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Paralegal - Real Estate - Sheffield

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20000099 Requisition #
At CMS, a future facing Law firm, we are looking for a dedicated Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit. This Paralegal role will be focussed on supporting our thriving Real Estate team. We will also consider applications from Assistant Paralegals.


About the role

CMS is seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit.  The role is to support the UK Real Estate team at CMS who provide advice in property investment and development, planning and disputes and our clients include large development companies, banks, pension funds, private investors and retail funds. 

Paralegal Responsibilities will include:
- Managing a busy caseload of transactions, for example dealing with short term leases, licences to occupy, licences to assign, licences for alterations, surrenders, deeds of variation/easement and rent reviews;

- Managing straightforward purchases and sales (including auction sales and residential plot sales) and supporting larger / complex / portfolio purchases and sales, including the routine project management, title and tenancy diligence and preparation for completion;

- Carrying out title and occupational lease review exercises and preparing/assisting with the preparation of reports/certificates of title;

- Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing first draft of retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations

- Set up and management of data rooms;

- Assistance with completion and post-completion registrations, forms, filing and client signing / reporting requirements.

  


About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Real Estate Paralegal. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and you must be used to dealing with a large workload. You will have a strong academic background and a degree in law or equivalent qualification is preferred, but not essential. Alternatively, you may be working towards CILEX.


About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide.

A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.


Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


How to apply

If you are interested please apply online or contact Rachel Taylor, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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