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Paralegal – Housing Management

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Capsticks LLP

23d ago

💼 Graduate Job

Manchester

AI generated summary

  • You need a 2:1 degree, LPC/BVC (LPC preferred), strong IT and written skills, ability to meet deadlines, good admin skills, work well in a team, follow procedures with precision, well-organized, attention to detail, work under pressure, proactive, and self-motivated.
  • You will assist legal professionals with leasehold management cases, run service charge recovery cases, liaise with clients and courts, draft pleadings and witness statements, and handle administrative tasks. Support and training will be provided.

Graduate Job

LegalManchester

Description

  • We provide housing management advice to over 200 social housing providers across the country, offering our clients specialist legal advice from people who understand the issues.
  • Our pragmatic approach blends operational, strategic and legal expertise. We guide our clients through the legal maze, so they can avoid expensive mistakes and withstand potential legal challenges. Our unique services include an in-house counsel and 24/7 advice line. Working in partnership with clients, we offer topical updates and bespoke training to ensure your people gain in knowledge and confidence.

Requirements

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree;
  • Ideally an LPC or BVC qualification (LPC would be preferred but is not essential)
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Ability to adhere to and manage deadlines;
  • Strong written skills;
  • Good administration skills;
  • Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate at interview that they:
  • Are able to work well as part of a team;
  • Can follow procedures and direction with precision
  • Are well organised;
  • Have good attention to detail;
  • Are able to work well under pressure;
  • Are proactive; and
  • Are self-motivated

Education requirements

2:1 or higher
Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Legal

Responsibilities

  • The main role and responsibilities will include helping a legal director and solicitor in the leasehold management and complaints team with their casework including (although, this is not an exhaustive list):
  • Assisting fee earners;
  • Working to a chargeable hours target;
  • Running a caseload of service charge recovery cases;
  • Drafting and serving Notices of Seeking Possession;
  • Reviewing and summarising Housing Ombudsman Service complaints;
  • Drafting general correspondence and documents;
  • Undertaking research;
  • Liaison with clients and analysing evidence received in order to advise the client;
  • Liaison with third parties, including Counsel, litigants and their representatives and the Courts;
  • Preparing pleadings;
  • Liaison with witnesses and drafting witness statements;
  • Preparing disclosure
  • Administrative tasks such as invoicing
  • Supervision, support and relevant training will be provided although the successful applicant will also be encouraged, where appropriate, to use their own initiative. Prior experience of reading and interpreting leases (possibly gained in a non-contentious environment such as conveyancing) and/ or complaints handling would be advantageous.

Application process

  • As part of the interview process there will be a written test, details of which will be provided to those candidates the firm calls for interview; and the firm is only able to respond to candidates we call for interview.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

Manchester