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St Ives Branch
1a Station Road
St Ives
PE27 5BH
Telephone: 01480 398080

Peterborough Branch
11 Wentworth Street
Telephone: 01733 892587

Title:Commercial Property Paralegal (VR/05600)

Date Posted:8th September 2017
Salary/Rate:£18,000 - £20,000 pa
Description:For: Commercial Property Paralegal – Peterborough - £18,000 - £20,000 pa

Meyer Scott Ref: VR/05600

Our client is looking for a Paralegal to support within their Commercial Property team to provide support to lawyers at all levels from Solicitors to Directors.

As such, you will have the opportunity to develop into a key member of the team, gaining good experience and knowledge of commercial property transactions.

The role will consist of both routine and non-routine tasks working for a range of clients including local, national and international companies and private clients across a range of transactions.


• Landlord and tenant work for both landlords and tenants, as well as disposals and acquisitions of investment properties and development sites.
• Property searches

• Research

• Organising and updating details of clients’ property schedules, gaining knowledge of key clients’ property portfolios

• Undertaking leasehold management transactions such as licences to assign, underlet and for alterations

• Assisting with aspects of sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold commercial property

• Responsibility for keeping clients up to date

• Post completion work
• SDLT returns - preparation of returns, sending to client for approval, submitting returns and obtaining certificate of submission

• Land Registry - registration of transactions, dealing with requisitions.
• Producing bibles/indexing documents relating to a transaction both during and after a transaction.
• File closing (including checking documents are all scanned to our case management system)

Sending deeds to clients/mortgagees.
• Setting up critical dates and providing an initial review for fee earners when dates are alerted to them.


• Strong technical skills with a commercial approach.

• You will be advising clients on a wide range of transactions involving the ownership and development of both freehold and leasehold land and buildings.
• Work can involve individual properties, chains of stores, premises for larger companies and corporations through to major development projects.
• Ability to prioritise workloads whilst remaining resilient under pressure and high demands.
• You will have demonstrable organisational skills and be comfortable working to deadlines.
• Computer literate.
• Knowledge of legal terminology and legal documents and forms.
• A good listener with a confident telephone manner.
• Ability to work in a team environment whilst also able to work in self-sufficient manner.
• Strong communication skills.
• Willingness and desire to progress and improve within the department.
• Flexible approachable.
• You will be comfortable working on your own initiative, but also know when additional guidance and support is needed.

Must have six months to a years’ experience as a commercial property Paralegal.

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Meyer-Scott Recruitment - with branches in St Ives and Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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