Property paralegal

Term: Contract
Duration: 1 year
Working hours: Full-time
Reports to: Will Rutter and Charlotte Cook
Team: Housing and Local Government
Location: London
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.

In the last year alone we have:

  • Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion
  • Advised our developer and social housing clients on over £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancings
  • Advised on HS2 which will see the development of over 330 miles of railway network with an expected £59 billion benefit to the wider economy
  • As if that wasn’t enough, we are also involved in the transformation of Battersea Power Station and act for the majority of London’s major Housing Associations who together own assets of over £17.3 billion.

However it’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects; the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.


The role

The Housing and Local Government team at Winckworth Sherwood is a successful and well respected practice covering a wide range of activities and relevant to this role includes advice relating to care and supported housing, housing and leasehold management, acquisition, development and disposal of land and property.

Specific Duties

  • residential property sales and purchases,
  • commercial leases,
  • licences to assign, to underlet and for works,
  • negotiating and completing s38 and s104 agreements,
  • dealing with land registry applications  and requisitions,
  • ad hoc research and miscellaneous queries
  • assisting on larger scale transactional work.

Hours – 9.30am - 5.30pm

Candidate specification

The candidate will need to have had some previous property experience in either the residential and/or commercial field.

Personal qualities

  • Diligent
  • Pro-active
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hard working
  • Team player