Paralegal

Term: Permanent
Department: Real Estate Litigation
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017.

 

The Team

The Real Estate Litigation Group has an outstanding reputation for handling all kinds of property disputes and is consistently ranked highly in the leading UK directories for real estate dispute resolution work. This is a core and expanding group which sits within the Real Estate Department (which consists of approximately 50 fee earners) and is one of the strongest real estate practices in the City. It is respected both internally and externally as being a dynamic and expanding property litigation practice which has stand-alone clients, as well as clients in common with the rest of the Real Estate Department.

We are seeking an experienced paralegal with a genuine interest in real estate and litigation. The ability to prioritise at times a challenging workload and to work under pressure completes the picture. For the right candidate, this role offers real career progression and the opportunity to qualify into the team at a later stage.

Responsibilities

Your role is to support the Real Estate Litigation team and will involve:

  • running small matters under supervision;
  • dealing with discrete tasks in relation to matters (for example research, letters, drafting documents);
  • drafting and preparation of notices and basic lease renewal pleadings;
  • communicating effectively with clients; and
  • assisting and supporting the team with complex and high profile litigation matters.
Key Skills & Experience
  • Undergraduate degree, GDL if applicable and LPC.
  • Previous experience in real estate work or/and litigation would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be willing and able to commit for the duration of the contract.
  • Enthusiastic, keen and proactive.
  • Must be self-motivated.

Fieldfisher aim to provide equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

Fieldfisher recruitment processes are handled by our in house recruitment team. If you are an agency enquiring about partnering with us on recruitment, please direct your correspondence solely to the recruitment team and please do not submit speculative applications under any circumstances.