Real Estate Paralegal

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The role of the Real Estate Paralegal is to provide legal support to the Property Lawyer based in the Birmingham UK European Office. The role of the Real Estate Paralegal is primarily to assist with UK and ROI leasing transactions and portfolio management, but with scope to develop into broader areas of legal issues including both cross-jurisdiction and non-real estate matters.

Main Responsibilities:

Assisting the Property Lawyer with all UK and ROI leasing transactions. This will involve drafting and negotiating legal documents such as lease renewals, licences, deeds of variation and side letters under the supervision of the Property Lawyer.

Managing property post-completion matters such as calculating and filing SDLT returns, submitting Land Registry applications and updating the deeds database.

Dealing with ongoing SDLT compliance requirements for the UK property portfolio, reviewing the need for further returns during the lifetime of a lease and submitting correspondence and payments to HMRC where necessary.

Carrying out legal research and lease reviews where property issues arise and advising the real estate and maintenance teams on such matters.

Where property transactions are outsourced in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, you will take an active role in instructing and liaising with external lawyers and monitoring legal spend in such cases.

Assisting the Property Lawyer in the project management of any pan-European real estate advice and European property litigation, liaising with both external counsel and the Real Estate Managers from other European territories.

Assisting on a broader variety of legal issues including Non-Disclosure Agreements and commercial contracts in time.

About you:

LLB, GDL or equivalent of at least a 2:1 grade.
At least 3 years' experience as a real estate paralegal gained in either a top level law firm and/or international company (preferably in the retail industry). Particular experience in:
Property post-completion matters
Understanding of Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act procedure
Ability to work independently while also having the confidence and judgment to seek assistance when appropriate
Highly organised, efficient and can prioritise large volumes of transactions
Excellent communicator, with the ability to explain complex concepts clearly and concisely, orally and in writing

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