Paralegal (residential conveyancing)

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Closing date: 07/02/2024
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (35 hours)
Team: Leasehold Enfranchisement Residential
Location: London

Due to new client instructions, our Leasehold Enfranchisement and Residential team (LER), are currently looking for an additional experienced residential conveyancing paralegal, to assist with both fee-earning and administrative duties. The team deal with high value residential transactions across London and the surrounding area.

The role will see you work alongside a collaborative team, assisting senior lawyers on a variety of tasks including preparing letters of engagement, drafting contracts/transfers and management packs. You will also obtain land registry documents and own the post-completion workflow. The position will also enable you to have direct contact with clients, assisting them with their transactions and coordinating any meetings as appropriate.  


If you enjoy the process led environment of residential law and enjoy using your inter-personal skills to provide a first-class client experience, we’d love to hear from you. However, due to the current workflow, we are looking for someone with demonstrable experience as a residential paralegal, with sound knowledge of the various Land Registry forms (such as such as TR1’s, AP1’s, RX1’s, RX4’s, UN1’s, DS1’s, OS1’s, and OS2’s), experience of time recording and post-completion.

You will also have the ability with your written skills to adapt your communication style to meet the needs of different audiences. Excellent IT skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), with a love for exploring how technology can streamline processes is also a must in this role.


Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse, and growing business. We are a full-service law firm with a diverse client base, that prides itself on providing market-leading advice across a broad range of sectors and markets. Delivering a first-class service is key to everything we do.

Our clients range from some of the UK’s largest businesses and institutions, housebuilders and developers through to investors, professional partnerships, family offices, not for profit organisations and private individuals – all of which benefit from the flexible, practical approach of our lawyers.

We recognise that our people play a key part in our success and as a result we are committed to their development and well-being. We actively encourage a healthy work-life balance and flexibility, keeping our people motivated and stimulated to deliver great things.


Application review

Your profile will be screened by a member of the WS recruitment team. No AI is used in our application screening process! Every candidate who applies to this role will be told if they have been successful or not in moving to the next stage.

Interview (in person at our London office)

At this stage, you will get the chance to learn more about the role, the firm, team dynamics and to ask any questions you may have. This interview will be with our Recruitment Manager and a member of the LER team, who will be asking you a series of competency-based questions aligned to the behaviours/skills needed to be successful in this vacancy.

Every candidate who reaches this stage will be offered the chance to have a feedback call with our Recruitment Manager to understand why they weren't offered the position, so that you can use this feedback to help with other job applications.

Offer of employment

If you are successful and accept our offer of employment, we will submit your details to our background screening company (Giant), who will conduct a series of background checks. Once these have been completed and we have separately validated your proof of right to work in the UK, a start date can be agreed, and your onboarding schedule can be planned.