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Housing Paralegal, Bristol and Leeds
Bristol or Leeds
Job Title: Paralegal
Bristol and Leeds
Join a team that makes real changes
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Bristol, Leeds,
Birmingham and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local
government and health and social care.
We currently employ over 500 staff, including over 80 Partners, and
our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has
recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious
awards including 'Legal Firm of the Year' at the Bristol Life Awards
2021 and 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the Insider Yorkshire
Property Industry Awards 2021.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
Due to continued growth, we are currently recruiting two Paralegals
to join our Property (Housing) team in our Leeds and Bristol offices.
The Housing team act mostly for Housing Associations, providing advice
on all aspects of property law.
Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent legal
directories - Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In both guides we
are consistently ranked in the top tier for our practices across the
UK, with multiple individuals recognised as leading lawyers.
"By far Bevan Brittan is the most flexible,
pragmatic, skilled and reliable legal firm I have worked
with."- Chambers UK, 2022
Rise to the Challenge
These roles are a fantastic opportunity to work within a busy team on
a wide range of property matters, predominantly focused on sales for
our Housing Association clients (shared ownership, re-sale price
covenant, outright sales, land disposals). Additional tasks will
include supporting the partners in the team in relation to acquisition
from developers (completion statements, liaising about completion
dates, priority searches etc.) and supporting the team on security
work (reviewing searches, reviewing titles, assisting in preparing
disclosures for certificates of title)
Applicants must be able to demonstrate previous property experience
dealing with sales work, ideally in relation to the sale of
residential property although we would also consider individuals who
have acted on behalf of buyers of new build property. The team is a
very supportive environment which will provide on the job training for
social housing aspects of the role, and you will receive ongoing day
to day support from the more experienced lawyers. Previous Social
Housing experience is not therefore essential for this role, but an
interest in Social Housing would be a real advantage.
Find out how far you can go
Attention to detail, efficiency and the ability to use your own
initiative will be essential for this position, and the ability to
work to challenging deadlines will be imperative.
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym
membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biannual private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Where possible, we want to offer all Bevan Brittan people flexibility
to work their week in a way that suits them - we operate a hybrid
working model based on the needs of our clients, teams and that of the
individual. Our core business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday,
however we are open to individuals working more flexibly around those
times and would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. This has laid the
foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.
In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the
causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging
year. Our current selected charities in Bristol and Leeds are Great
Western Air Ambulance and Maggie's Cancer Care, respectively.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Some recent initiatives include:
Strava running club: a virtual firm-wide running club on Strava,
with regular challenges to keep us all motivated to stay active.
Live Cook Along for Black History Month: We hosted a live virtual
'Cook Along' to share the connective power of food and community.
UK Disability History Month: We supported the event with
informative pieces and real life stories, reflecting our commitment
to supporting those of our colleagues who have a disability or who
care for someone with a disability.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work
for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
(Bristol), St Werburgh's City Farm (Bristol) and Moseley Road
Swimming Baths (Birmingham).