Legal administration assistant - united kingdom, leeds, west yorkshire

job title legal administration assistant

closing date 30-sep-2022

position full time

business entity gateley legal

department residential development

location leeds - united kingdom

job type experienced hire


the role

we have two exciting new entry-level opportunities suited to individuals who are looking to gain some hands-on legal experience alongside a team of highly regarded professionals. the successful candidates will work within our new post-completion team working nationally with the real estate and residential development units.

the successful candidates will assist fee earners with the following:

dealing with post-completion matters for all purchases and new leases;

drafting legal documents such as licences and releases of charges;

assisting with scheduling, creating and managing data sites;

assisting on portfolio transactions;

arranging title indemnity insurance;

assisting with admin preparation;

assisting with obtaining and distributing updates to progress transactions; and

communicating verbally and in writing with a variety of recipients.

alongside the day-to-day role, the successful candidates will study towards the level 3 business administrator apprenticeship qualification with leeds city college. we will provide full training and support for these positions, including allocating dedicated supervisors and mentors.

the teams

our national real estate team has an outstanding reputation for its technical and commercial expertise across all disciplines, including commercial development, commercial investment, mixed-use development, landlord and tenant, retail and leisure, finance, real estate litigation, planning and environmental.

the leeds team has an enviable reputation for specialising in real estate development, finance, investment and joint ventures and complex real estate development matters including town centre regeneration, retail office and distribution parks and residential promotion and collaboration. clients include major house builders, public sector sponsors and occupiers, investors, financiers, and corporate occupiers.

our housebuilding team specialises in residential development - and nothing else.

with over 230 specialists, we have the largest residential development team in the uk offering a complete acquisition to disposal service. the team acts for national and regional housebuilders, promoters and institutional landowners on new residential developments of up to 6,500 new homes.

each of our plot sales hubs in the south, the midlands and the north on average handle approximately 4,000 plots sales per annum. each plot sales hub comprises four teams who work together to support plot sale transactions: site set up; plot sales; part exchange; and infrastructure.

the site set up stage is key to ensuring that plot sales run as smoothly as possible, reducing the length of sales times and avoiding delays. each site set up team consists of experienced lawyers who understand the process from acquisition through to plot sales.

the person

applicants will need to have at least five gcse's graded a - c/9-4, or equivalent. no previous legal experience is necessary; we will provide full training and support for these roles.

teamwork and collaboration are an important part of our culture, so this is a great opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic team players.

applicants should also be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

strong communication skills both written and verbal;

the ability to work as part of a team;

a keen interest in property law;

ability and willingness to learn;

attention to detail;

strong organisational skills;

good it skills; and

discretion and professionalism

the benefits

we offer a competitive remuneration package for this role. our my flex comprehensive rewards package includes options covering annual leave (and the benefit of purchasing extra days), cycle to work, critical illness benefit, employee assistance programme, group personal pension, health care, season ticket loan and many more benefits (grade dependent). with perks at work/home you can select a host of retail benefits that suit your needs alongside a community online academy, free courses for all from fitness to coding to languages to hip hop dance.

we have a wide range of learning and development opportunities via our learn platform to help you develop new skills and progress your career. you will have ongoing support, coaching and feedback to help you succeed.

we are gateley

we are forward thinking and straight talking, our approach is to find solutions to the problems that our clients face. gateley is a legal and professional services group, we are a group of formidable experts in all areas of law and business. passionate problem solvers, we get our kicks from finding the right answers and getting our legal and business clients where they need to be. we support more than 5,700 active clients, ranging from ftse 100 companies to private individuals, in the uk and beyond. being part of gateley is not just about the expertise that you bring; it's about attitude too.

the 'gateley story' is the story of our people and our culture. it is what has got us to where we are today as a successful business and it's the driving force behind the gateley team spirit and the values that have shaped it. we have a set of shared internal values that capture what the gateley team spirit is and this includes five elements that bind us all together as one gateley: ambitious for success, forward thinking, room to breathe, trusted to do and working together. . every year across the group, we recognise members of our team that have gone and above and beyond and have lived these shared values. they are recognised at our annual gateley team spirit awards.

diversity, inclusion and well being

diversity, inclusion and well-being is an important part of gateley's culture and values. we recruit talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, providing equal opportunities for all to join our team regardless of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, or culture.

we create an exciting and rewarding place to work that aims to fulfil everyone's potential and together to achieve personal and business goals. we offer flexible working patterns to help our staff achieve a good work/ life balance and we encourage candidates seeking flexibility in their next role to apply for any of our vacancies.

we are proud to have been recognised by the law society as gold standard for our diversity and inclusion charter and to be stonewall diversity champions.

additional information

if you are successful in receiving an offer of a role with our company a variety of pre-employment screening checks will be completed. our screening checks can include but are not limited to your eligibility to work, professional and academic qualifications, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers. the screening that takes place will be relevant to your role and will vary from role to role.

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