Paralegal - Real Estate - Norwich

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Norwich
Discipline: Real estate
Contact name: Himpal Bains

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 0121 456 8003
Vacancy reference: 024889
Closing date: 19 July 2024

What does the role involve?

We require a paralegal to join the Real Estate team in Norwich. We are looking for someone who is able to undertake a broad range of work as an integral part of the Real Estate team, which will include managing your own smaller transactions and dealing with clients with close supervision and guidance, as well as supporting the team delivering larger transactions, which may be cross office and multi – discipline.

Areas of work for the team are:

  • 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
  • advising private and institutional investors in relation to landlord and tenant issues
  • general property management including:

o surrenders

o licences

o wayleaves

o easements

o 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?

Experience working within commercial real estate is desirable but not essential as full training will be given. Your role will be to support the internal team (locally and across the wider NSL) on a wide range of commercial property matters.

What skills and attributes would I need?


  • Law degree or equivalent, or the familiarity with the building blocks of law
  • 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 will I be working with?

You will work with partners Caroline Dean Carina Cobbold David Siddall and their team. The team is part of the firm-wide Real Estate National Service Line (“RE NSL”), which is headed up by Vincenzo Maggio, and supported by a professional support lawyer. You will also work with other partners in the RE NSL on specific projects or as part of a wider client service team.

What else should I know?

This is an ideal opportunity to build your skills and experience with a major UK law firm, listed as one of the “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 20 years - the only law firm to achieve this.

We are also proud to have been awarded Platinum Investors in People status this year.  The firm joins a select club of only 6% of 50,000 assessed organisations awarded the coveted platinum status.

The firm is also delighted to report for the eighth year running we were named as one of Roll - On Friday’s ‘best law firms to works at’.

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.

**Disclosure and barring service check and security clearance **

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (to check for any previous criminal convictions and cautions) and, given the nature of the work-type, you may also be required to undergo national security vetting to SC level – the latter can be undertaken following commencement of employment.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.