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Paralegal/Legal Executive
 
Title: Paralegal/Legal Executive
Category: Legal
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Description:
This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual looking to progress their career, to join our Commercial Property Team. The role will be based in the Cambridge office however may require occasional travel to any of our other locations or off site as client demands require.

This post involves work across the whole spectrum of commercial property but with a particular emphasis on supporting the firm’s nationally top rated education practice, as well as general commercial property and property finance work. The scope of the work is very broad and ranges from academy conversions to leases (landlord and tenant), site acquisitions and disposals. The department also deals with charity property work and the candidate would be expected to assist with those aspects where necessary. There is also a significant business development and client relationship management aspect to the position as the Leeds office expands.

The successful candidate will have trained within a well-regarded City or regional practice and ideally will have some previous experience of education work. Guidance and direction is available from more senior members of the Team on more complex matters. It is encouraged that employees take ownership and responsibility for work, at increasing levels of significance in order to progress their position over time within the Team and the Firm.

Key responsibilities

General responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Effectively manage an individual caseload (with supervision where appropriate). Attend to clients of the Firm in the office or elsewhere if needed. Work in a collegiate and collaborative way within an immediate Team and wider Firm environment. Communicate promptly and effectively both internally to colleagues and externally to clients. Maintain your continuing professional development requirements and take an active interest in furthering your knowledge within the field of law. To carry out your work for both colleagues and clients to the highest possible standard, having regard to the Firm’s standards, procedures and core values. To regularly attend, and be involved in preparation for, Team meetings. To attend and be involved in preparation for marketing and business development events and activities. The successful candidate must be prepared to work beyond standard office hours in order to meet deadlines where necessary.

Requirements

We operate within an environment of mutual trust and respects and so the ability to contribute to a pleasant working environment for all concerned, will be important.

The candidate should be well-organised, technologically proficient and capable of working on their own or within a team. They will also be required where necessary to provide supervision to more junior members of the team.

Benefits

Competitive salary

Cycle to work scheme

Employee Benefit Platform

Private Medical Insurance

Life assurance (4 x salary)

Pension scheme

25 days holiday (in addition to statutory UK holidays).

Closing date: 17 May 2019

Adverts normally close at midday on the closing date, however vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received. Therefore we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Stone King LLP is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity by encouraging all our staff to achieve their full potential and guaranteeing that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant information or discriminatory practices.
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