Trainee Paralegal


Job Title: Trainee Paralegal

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: Competitive (dependent on experience)

Hours: Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: 13th December 2017

Job Role:

The Company is one of the top ten Scottish law firms delivering clear advice to businesses, the public sector, families and individuals. With over 260 people working with them, they provide highly rated legal services across the UK, and have links to over 160 international firms.

Their people work from their three offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London advising clients throughout the UK as well as internationally. Their offices are located in premises that do justice to their modern approach to legal work and their use of information technology.

They are currently looking to recruit for a Trainee Paralegal to provide transactional support to the conveyancing teams within the firm (residential, commercial, agric/rural, property finance, house builders) in connection with purchase, sale, title transfer, lease and security transactions and ancillary support services such as Registers Direct and Companies House registrations.

Key Tasks:

  • Preparing dispositions, loan documentation and other documents relating to a conveyancing transaction
  • Checking leases and preparing standard lease reports for clients and/or lenders.
  • Drafting and instructing searches and external reports
  • Preparing stamp duty land tax forms
  • Preparing cash accounts and invoices for purchase and sale transactions
  • Checking updated Title Sheets, or recorded Sasine writs and despatching these to clients or to their lenders
  • Carrying out searches on Registers Direct
  • Completing online registrations at Companies House
  • Interacting with other members of the Hub to ensure best service to the instructing teams
  • Act as an ambassador for the Hub and the services it provides, to your colleagues as the opportunities arise

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Paralegal or legal qualification would be preferred
  • Must have a thorough understanding of a property transaction and associated legal aspects

Person Specification:

  • You have excellent communication skills, you are articulate, you communicate clearly, concisely and without any jargon
  • You enjoy working within a team and autonomously on your own initiative
  • You are personable and good at building and developing client relationships
  • You are confident and you have a strong belief in yourself and your own ability
  • You are committed to providing a good client experience and willing to put in extra time and effort when required

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Application Details

Closing date:

Martina S

Reference No: FMST-02

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