Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to
the health, social care, housing and emergency services sectors, as
well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a
turnover of c£47m and around 550 staff - including 400 fee earners -
across 5 offices nationally. We act for a wide range of long
standing clients in both the public and private sector, including
all forms of NHS organisations, governmental and regulatory bodies,
registered providers, insurers, police, fire and rescue services,
independent health and social care providers, charities and GP practices.
Further details about the firm and the type of work
carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com.
The Real Estate department comprises 46 fee earners and
carries out major healthcare real estate development and
construction work for the NHS and other bodies from the voluntary,
public and private sectors.
The department is looking to recruit an additional
paralegal with previous real estate experience to assist with its
Main duties and responsibilities
drafting and negotiating short form leases, licences,
TR1’s, basic sale contracts and deeds of variation;
drafting heads of terms for negotiation with CHP’s tenants;
drafting leases and ancillary documents using standard
assisting fee earners with due diligence and estates rationalisation;
dealing with post completion requirements e.g. completing
Land Registry applications, SDLT returns, scheduling deeds etc.;
supporting the Estates Management Service as required
with the administration of the deeds system and the preparation of
summaries of title, leases etc.;
supporting CHP’s property managers in agreeing the heads
of terms with the tenants including liaising with tenants where necessary;
liaising with and supporting Capsticks Real Estate
lawyers in agreeing the leases and ancillary documents with the tenants;
liaising with CHP’s chosen contract to arrange the
production of lease plans;
research and legal analysis;
proof reading documents;
preparing engrossments of documents for execution;
drafting routine correspondence and documents; and
any other duties as reasonably requested.
an LPC or BVC qualification (LPC as a minimum);
current/recent Real Estate / Commercial Property
experience, and a genuine interest in real estate;
proven experience of handling own caseload;
good drafting skills;
good communication skills;
good administration skills; and
good IT skills including Excel.
Capsticks is an equal opportunities employer
Capsticks is committed to providing equal opportunities
for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment.
Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and
decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely
objective criteria only.
Capsticks is an agile firm and is open to conversations
about flexible working.
In 2020 Capsticks achieved a 1 star accreditation from
Best Companies, the specialists whose recognition programme is the
standard for workplace engagement. The Best Companies accreditation
is really important to Capsticks as it focuses on the trust and
value we place in our people, their wellbeing and their careers.