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About The Role

We are now hiring a Paralegal to join our Real Estate Disputes team in Cheltenham. This team advise investors, developers, owners and occupiers of real estate on how best to avoid, manage and resolve real estate issues and disputes. "We listen to client’s priorities, and use our skills to reach a swift resolution". We work closely with our colleagues in the property transactional, construction and planning teams to ensure a full and seamless real estate service for clients.

 
Duties will involve:
  • Managing aspects of files managed by qualified Solicitors and undertaking routine legal tasks as directed and under supervision.
  • Undertaking legal processes, under supervision, such as routine file management including file opening and billing
  • Diary management for the senior lawyer you are supporting ensuring all deadlines are met in a timely manner
  • Drafting legal documents using appropriate precedents and templates
  • Undertaking legal research, using appropriate methods and sourcing, presenting the results in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide legal support to the designated senior lawyer and act as a legal resource providing help where required
  • Take an active role with the Paralegal and Trainee (PT) group and attend networking events or careers fairs to provide appropriate support as required
  • Take an active part in promoting the firm through Social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Ensure all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, in line with GDPR.

About You

As a Paralegal you will need to have:
  • Previous experience within a paralegal role is desirable
  • Excellent organisational capability with excellent attention to detail
  • Proactive self-starter who demonstrates a willingness to learn and the ability to manage a growing workload
  • Client service focussed 
  • Strong IT skills with accurate typing capability 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team and to offer support to peers where required
  • Legal qualification preferably post LPC or working towards

About Us

Benefits of working with us as a Paralegal:
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • Support staff bonus scheme
  • 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
  • Happy People / Perks at Work benefits portal
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • 1/3 gym membership contribution
  • Flu vaccinations
 
What does HCR believe, achieve and stand for? 

As a Times Best Law firm, among the UK Top 70, we provide the full range of services that you would expect to organisations, business leaders and individuals. However, in our mission to give everyone the opportunity to experience a different kind of legal service we take an entrepreneurial approach. We’re flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, delivering the best outcomes for them. We have more than 800 lawyers and support staff, including more than 150 partners, and have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark in recognition of our compliance and client care standards. 

With eleven offices in England and Wales our well-established presence stretches from west to east, ensuring clients can access a full-service legal offering no matter where they’re located. We’ve expanded significantly in Birmingham, Cardiff and the Thames Valley, and our merger with Hewitsons has led to the addition of two new office locations (Northampton and Milton Keynes), and even further growth in London and Cambridge. 

With solid connections in the communities we work in, and a track record of delivering legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the areas we base ourselves in, our clients continue to value our approach to providing legal advice, in the way they need, when they need it.
 
At HCR, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them. We want to attract a diverse and ambitious workforce that reflects all backgrounds and skills to create a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, recognises and nurtures talent, and which works together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 

We also want you to achieve your absolute best during the recruitment process.  Please let us know of any changes we can make at any point that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. 
 
A note for recruitment agencies – The HCR Resourcing Team is responsible for recruitment across the firm, and where possible will use direct hiring methods. We do work with a Preferred Supplier List, and where appropriate, we will release vacancies to those agencies who we deem most appropriate to support us. Only those agencies will be invited to submit candidates via our recruitment portal. Any speculative or unsolicited CVs sent to any employee or Partner of HCR will not be considered an introduction, and no fees will be applicable. Furthermore, we retain the right to pursue these candidates without query of ownership

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