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Paralegal, Real Estate - Development

The role

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our busy and thriving Real Estate Department. You will bring your experience in Real Estate and a driven attitude, and in return gain invaluable hands-on experience of working side-by-side with our Partners and solicitors, including direct exposure to our clients.

Your role will involve a number of responsibilities including: working with the team to achieve tight deadlines, providing administrative assistance for a variety of tasks, research tasks, communicating with 3rd parties, the completion and processing of legal forms/documents, and supporting with preparation for client meetings.

Role responsibility

You will need to bring energy and a flexible approach to your work. The ability to pro-actively seek out opportunities and use your initiative in supporting the team in an effective way are key to the role. You will be enthusiastic in taking ownership of your responsibilities and matters, allowing you to learn and develop.

Typical tasks include;

  • Client liaison.
  • Drafting first round documents.
  • Proof reading and checking documents for team members.
  • Legal Research.
  • Dealing with data rooms.
  • Assisting team members generally on transactions i.e. first drafting in certain cases, disclosure and document management etc.
  • Preparing and sending out engagement letters.
  • Opening appropriate folders in FileSite (our document management system) and ensuring used correctly.

About you

Ideally you will be able to demonstrate;

  • Proven experience in a similar role, working in Real Estate within a legal environment.
  • Experience of working effectively in a deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • A Pro-active and conscientious approach to work.
  • Flexibility, initiative and a proactive nature.
  • Strong ability to communicate with clients and other contacts in a helpful, confidential and efficient way.
  • Proactivity in assisting the team, with the ability to take responsibility for projects.


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Introductory Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

About us

With almost 200 lawyers in one location, we ensure our clients have the right team to help them get from where they are to where they want to be. We advise major corporates and institutions as well as entrepreneurial, ambitious enterprises which are often privately or family owned, or private equity backed. As well as our significant business law capability, we are one of only a few London-based law firms with a large private wealth offering. Our clients find our straightforward approach a compelling alternative to larger, less personal firms.

Whether you are an ambitious and talented individual wanting to hit the ground running from day one, or an established professional looking for a new opportunity, Howard Kennedy is the firm where you can really make it happen.

We have earned a strong reputation for our exceptional and uniquely talented people who between them deliver outstanding results for clients. In a firm of our size, our strong team dynamic creates a thriving culture of creativity and entrepreneurialism. Howard Kennedy is a pragmatic and non-hierarchical environment where success is shared, and you are proactively encouraged to thrive at your own pace.

Our distinctive culture is built on fairness and respect. Guided by the firm’s values of talk straight, think smart and be yourself, everyone in the firm holds equal value, and everyone plays their role in supporting, encouraging and inspiring colleagues to do their best work.

At the same time, we recognise and reward individualism, celebrating the diversity of our people and supporting them to grow their practice and drive their own career advancement.

As well as client work, there is opportunity to broaden your horizons at the firm with fulfilling pro bono and charity projects. We have a regular social calendar full of wellbeing activities, charitable and social events too.



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