Clarke Willmott
Greater London
Thursday, 8th June 2017
Closing Date:
Friday, 7th July 2017
Full Time
DBS check:
Credit check:
Job Ref:

Job Description

Vacancy Details
Role: Paralegal/Administrator Location: London
Division: Property Team: Social Housing
Hours: Full time (9am to 5.30pm) Term: Permanent   Vacancy Reference:  243-PLN


Our Social Housing team in London is seeking a bright, enthusiastic and hard-working Paralegal/Administrator to assist team members with day-to-day administrative support, in addition to some fee-earning work, with supervision. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to gain experience early on in their legal career, with opportunities for development and career progression.


The role:

This role is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with a real interest in Commercial Property, and the social housing sector.

The team specialise in all elements of social housing development, working with registered providers, local authorities, investors, developers and public sector organisations.

It will be a busy and varied role, where you will be providing high quality and proactive administrative, secretarial and paralegal support to the team, keeping them organised and enabling them to work as efficiently as possible. You will assist with billing, file opening and closing, expenses forms, handling telephone enquiries from clients and third parties, diary management, making travel arrangements, and assisting with business development events.

In addition to this administrative and secretarial support, depending on your experience, or over time as you build up confidence, you will become involved with:

·         Assisting with title due diligence and reporting

·         Managing project documentation and collating title packs

·         Managing the negotiation of commercial leases and aspects of development transactions

·         Reporting on title to Banks lending finance for development

·         Dealing with post-completion registration and stamp duty land tax formalities

You will be working closely with our team of a Partner, Senior Associate, Solicitor, Trainee Legal Executive and another Paralegal, so will have access to lots of support, development and guidance.

About you:

This role will suit you if you have a genuine interest, and preferably some background, in property law and/or social housing – whether this is from previous legal experience within this field, having worked in an administrative or advisory role for a registered provider, or having studied property modules during your degree, GDL, or LPC.

You will be detail-oriented, organised, practical, hardworking and self-motivated – someone who takes pride in their work and in providing a first class service to clients. You will have strong interpersonal skills, with a confident manner and writing style when communicating with clients by telephone, email and letter.

You will relish helping others, be proactive, eager to learn and keen to take on responsibility. You will be self-motivated and have the ability to work to demanding deadlines, whilst still keeping calm under pressure.

About us:

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. We provide a wide range of legal services to corporate clients, organisations and individuals.

Having enjoyed significant growth in recent years, we now have over 500 people, including over 100 partners and we are continuing to grow.

Our national Commercial Property team enjoys an enviable reputation with many recommendations and top tier rankings across our office bases in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. We have been providing high quality property advice for over 100 years and we remain at the forefront of the sector.

Our small and friendly London office is centrally located at 1 Chancery Lane, with cycle parking, shower facilities, corporate gym membership, and a number of other fantastic benefits.

As a firm we are known for providing a supportive and positive place to work, with an open and collaborative culture. The UK Law Firm of the Year 2016 survey by placed us fourth nationally as a place to work (moving up from fifth place in 2015) coming second overall for management and top for work / life balance. We have recently been scored as one of the 9 top performing firms in the Legal Week’s Best Employers’ survey.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send us your CV, together with a covering email / letter for the attention of Grace Larbey to

For more information, please head over to our website or contact Grace Larbey (HR Advisor) on 0117 3056402.

Please note: We are keen to fill this role as soon as possible so are looking to hold interviews over the next fortnight.

Closing date: 7 July 2017



Apply Now