Experience level: Entry level
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
Location: Manchester
The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Our team is one of the leading and largest UK Real Estate teams, recently winning “Legal Team of the Year” at the Estates Gazettes awards. We are spread nationally across all offices and represent an impressive range of household name clients from developers, investors and corporate occupiers through to banks and funders on some of the highest value and profile projects around.

The role

We consider this a level 1 competency level.

Main responsibilities
  • Assisting busy department with post-completion Real Estate transactional work, including completion of SDLT returns and submission within deadline, serving notices of assignment and making Land Registry applications
  • Assisting on various types of Real Estate transactions
  • Communicating with clients and external solicitors (both in writing and by telephone) to deal with queries in relation to both post-completion work and own matters
  • Assisting on large portfolio transactions, including setting up and uploading information in data rooms, drafting documents and document management
  • Completing property reports and schedules
  • Assisting with various other tasks as required
Skills and qualifications
  • Degree/ILEX qualified, (LPC desirable)
  • Self confidence and ability to demonstrate initiative and be seen as a role model
  • Ability to grasp things quickly and easily.
  • Calm under pressure with ability to find solutions
  • Enthusiastic with a positive, can do attitude
  • Good working knowledge of various applications – word, excel, outlook, digital dictation
  • Taking care and attention into all correspondence and documentation
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to change, new practices and cope under pressure
  • Excellent presentation skills reflected in their work
  • A methodical and organised approach with keen attention paid to every detail
  • Good organisational skills to ensure that the tasks are effectively scheduled within working time available, and that urgent work is completed and returned within the specified timescales.
  • Friendly and helpful approach to dealing with queries
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise, be organised and efficient
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to integrate within a team as well as working on ones own initiative
  • Ability to deliver a quality service to both internal and external clients.
Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.