Job title:Paralegal
Location: Gloucester
Closing date:2019-07-02 00:00:00
Job type:Full time
Role overview:

Davies and Partners Solicitors is a heavyweight regional Law Firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Gloucester and London. 

Responsive to our clients' needs, forward thinking for business, working in partnership with our clients; professionalism is at the heart of the legal advice and guidance we give. 

Davies and Partners has a national reputation for excellence in the Property sector and strength in depth in a wide selection of other legal services for businesses & individuals. 

Position: Paralegal 
Location: Gloucester (commutable from Cheltenham, Worcester, Hereford and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm 
Salary: £Competitive 

About the role: 

We are currently seeking a Paralegal to join our Planning, Highways and Environmental Department. The ideal candidate will have recent experience on land matters and / or infrastructure agreements, although we welcome applicants from outside of the legal sector who have worked in a professional office or have experience in administrative management. The successful candidate will assist the Fee Earner dealing with a wide range of matters and have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience with full training and supervision. 


- Dealing with administrative routines, and providing administrative support as required by the Fee Earner. 
- Assisting with responses to enquiries. 
- Opening new files and preparing standard client care letters. 
- Assistance with basic telephone calls and taking messages where appropriate. 
- Commissioning property related searches. 
- Producing legal documentation and standard forms. 
- Photocopying and scanning of documents. 
- Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content. 
- Audio typing standard letters, emails and documents. 
- Obtaining pre-completion searches with HM Land Registry. 
- Preparing spreadsheets and completion statements. 
- Assisting with setting up completions with Accounts department. 
- Arranging completion letters to client and other side solicitors. 
- Registration applications to HM Land Registry. 
- Closing files following completion and registration. 
- Legal research. 

About you: 

- The ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines. 
- Excellent interpersonal skills. 
- Good accurate typing (preferably audio) and IT skills. 
- Degree educated (preferably a Law Degree). Exceptional candidates without a Degree, but who have suitable administrative experience will also be considered. 
- Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is essential. 

You may have experience of the following: Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Administrative Support, Administrator, Legal Executive, Legal Secretary, Legal Administrator, Law Graduate, Legal Graduate, etc.