Company: Shakespeare Martineau
Closing date: 27/10/2021
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Commercial Property and Development
Location: Nottingham
Let us introduce ourselves…

It’s the people at Shakespeare Martineau that make us so special. By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams, together we win.   As a firm we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together. We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients. We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!    

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves, from when and where you work, to how you dress; we focus on outputs.  

Want to find more about our amazing benefits?

Meet the team

Meet Pete Dilks. He heads up our market leading real estate energy team focusing on innovative solutions to renewable energy and flexible energy generation. The team sits in our wider infrastructure and specialist markets business unit.

We have exciting growth plans, which will see us continuing to work with the best clients in, and beyond, the Midlands on the best projects. You’ll have great opportunities to progress and you’ll also get the chance to work with market leading technology.

The opportunity

Our team has grown from strength to strength and we are looking for an ambitious individual to join us at paralegal level and can offer the opportunity to study towards CILEX/SQE as part of your ongoing development.

Your key duties will be:

  • providing paralegal support to the volume utilities team, with wider exposure to general commercial property.
  • liaising with clients, and handling queries and enquiries where appropriate
  • being responsible for and conducting all aspects of transactions
  • drafting and producing forms and transactional documentation
  • completing transactions to a high standard
  • working with other team members on non-volume utilities transactions where needed

You will have:

  • a minimum of 6 months’ previous experience in a paralegal / fee earner role
  • experience within a volume utilities or commercial property team
  • experience of using case management systems

Key competencies you will need:

  • ability to manage volume transactions
  • good attention to detail and accuracy
  • good communication skills
  • a keen desire to learn and enhance your existing skills
  • a hands on approach to work with and be part of a wider team
  • the ability to build rapport with colleagues and clients alike
  • a desire to develop the knowledge and expertise of the team, as well as yourself

About you – you will be:

  • self-motivated and with a desire to succeed
  • well organised
  • able to self-manage and take ownership of problems
  • highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
  • respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitude
  • keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this
How we work

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have hubs in Birmingham, Leicester, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield. This role will be a hybrid of home based with travel as required into our Nottingham hub.

Additional information

Please be aware, for some vacancies, where we receive high numbers of applications we may need to bring the close date forward.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.


Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.