Mills & Reeve LLP - Paralegal - real estate finance

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Closing date: Tuesday 26 March 2019

This is an exciting opportunity for a paralegal to join our Cambridge office, working within our Corporate & Commercial National Service Line (“NSL”). You will work within the banking team which deals with a complex and highly demanding quantity of high quality work and is the largest specialist team in the eastern region.

Working primarily with our Head of Real Estate Finance, Laura Holdaway, Partner, and Sarah Greenwood, Senior Associate, you will assist with a broad range of commercial property and banking tasks. Work will be supervised, and your responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting security documents and registrations at Companies House and the Land Registry

  • Providing assistance to the team in supporting the corporate and real estate departments on funding property or corporate transactions

  • Proof reading, checking and collating documents

  • Drafting letters, memos and attendance notes on instruction of client or principal

  • Preparing documents using agreed standards and the firm’s precedent index

  • Undertaking legal or other research on behalf of your principal

  • Co-ordination searches through Search Flow and reviewing search results as part of due diligence tasks

  • Registration of interests at the Land Registry and preparing/reviewing Land Registry forms

  • Complying with client specific standing instructions including post transaction client reporting and wrap up reports

  • Reviewing Conditions Precedent (“CP”) documents such as corporate authorities, managing the “CP” list and finance transactions

Why should I apply?

You will work in a supervised environment, working with other members of the banking and real estate teams, undertaking a wide range of interesting work.

Mills & Reeve has been named for a record sixteenth year running as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times’ annual survey, and is one of only a small number of organisations nationally to have achieved a listing for 16 years running, and the only UK law firm.

The firm was named RollonFriday Firm of the Year 2019.

We have also achieved the much sought after Two Star Accreditation and been names as one of 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For as a result of outstanding levels of staff engagement and the firm’s commitment to creating a positive working environment for all employees.

What experience is required?

Ideally, you will have experience of working in a banking or real estate team, with knowledge of finance document preparation and registrations.

What skills and attributes would I need?

  • Good academics

  • Excellent IT Skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Adaptability and flexibility

  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to prioritise

  • Good time and file management skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills

What else should I know?

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to access your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.