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Paralegal or Chartered Legal Executive

Real Estate (National support - based in Norwich), Permanent

What does the role involve?We are looking for an experienced paralegal or chartered legal executive to join the Real Estate team in Norwich.The ideal person would be able to undertake a broad range of work as an integral part of the Norwich team but also would support and work with the wider national Real Estate team.At this stage of your career, you are technically competent, reliable and able to undertake a broad range of paralegal work, without supervision which will include: managing your own smaller transactions; dealing with clients with close supervision and guidance; supporting the team delivering larger transactions, which may be cross office and multi - discipline; and dealing with transaction post completion work- stamp duty land tax and land registration.Areas of work for the team are: advising private and institutional investors in relation to landlord and tenant issues; development work (excluding construction) with a specific emphasis on large-scale, residential-led projects; property investment portfolio acquisitions and disposals acting for both buyers and sellers; general property management including: surrenders; licences; wayleaves; easements; rent reviews; corporate support in connection with share and business acquisitions/disposals; property related banking and finance support.

Client base

Strategic land developers, comprising a range of landowners, promoters, development managers, and master developers.  Corporates with portfolio property holdings.  Property Investors.

What experience is required?

We would be pleased to receive applications from paralegals and legal executives with experience in commercial real estate work.


Good academics -  minimum of 2.2 degree and good A levels or equivalents; High quality paralegal or legal executive experience; Excellent written English and ability to produce clear, logical drafting; Numeracy; Negotiating skills; Lateral thinking and problem solving skills; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Enthusiasm towards building and strengthening relationships with long established clients and advisors; Flexibility to work with team members; Effective time and matter management and a systematic approach to work; Proactive team player; IT literacy; Good research skills; An enthusiasm for marketing with clients and multipliers.

Who would I be working with?

You will work with partners Caroline Dean and Carina Cobbold and their team in Norwich - you would also work with other Real Estate partners and teams within the firm-wide Real Estate National Service Line, which is headed up by Richard Hanson, and supported by a professional support lawyer.
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As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

More information can be found here.


The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding diversity and inclusion at Mills & Reeve.

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