Experience level: Intermediate
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (09:30 - 17:30)
Reports to: Ruby Giblin
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

We are seeking to recruit a paralegal with previous conveyancing experience to support and assist our Charging Team (part of the wider Housing and Local Government practice), dealing with all aspects of charging of security portfolios.

The main duties are as below but will include other tasks required:

  • assisting the team with specific tasks as required, including identifying titles, ordering title and other documents from the Land Registry and/or third parties
  • carrying out conveyancing searches
  • obtaining documents and confirmations from Local Authorities and other third parties including regular monitoring and chasing
  • identifying title restrictions and obtaining compliance certificates
  • liaising with the Land Registry
  • organising indemnity insurance policies
  • chasing for outstanding items on transactions
  • carrying out pre-completion searches and dealing with all post-completion matters
  • any other work as required by the team
Candidate specification

You will require good organisational skills with attention to detail, be able to prioritise competing demands and deadlines, be able to work under pressure and work as part of a team with minimum supervision. 

You must have significant conveyancing experience.