Real Estate Paralegal
Location: Manchester
Salary: £24,000 – £40,000
Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Who are we:
CRA Consulting are a specialist legal / finance recruiter, operating across the UK. CRA works in partnership with reputable law firms / accountancy practices with either local, regional, national or international presence. We recruit at all levels from board, director and partnership level through to support staff.
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About the Firm & Role

Our client is a Tier 1 Legal 500 Future Facing firm, with 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, they combine deep sector understanding with a global overview. They are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Their bold approach to a changing future ensures that they nurture employees and recruit top talent.

About the role:

This role will be focussed on supporting our energy clients with English law transactions including: leading on negotiating and completing easements and wayleaves as well as options for and variations to such documents; and assisting with purchases and leases of sub-stations and construction compounds. This role will involve hybrid working with typically 2 to 3 office days per week.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a busy caseload of transactions including liaising with the client to obtain instructions;
  • Drafting the acquisition documentation, negotiating with the counterparty to the transaction and carrying out title reviews;
  • Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing first draft of retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations;
  • Working with data rooms and online trackers;
  • Managing completion and post-completion registrations, forms, filing and client signing / reporting requirements.


  • 25 days holiday, rising to 28 days in line with service
  • Holiday exchange scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Pension Scheme
  • Parental leave packages
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Emergency Backup Care (for childcare needs)
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Health assessments at Nuffield Hospitals
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Loyalty awards every five years
  • A payroll giving scheme
  • A referral scheme paying up to GBP 5,000 for each new hire
  • Study assistance
  • Taxi costs if you work late

About you:


  • We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Real Estate Paralegal, with experience of working within a Real Estate legal environment.
  • You will have a keen eye for detail and will have previous experience dealing with a busy caseload.
  • You will have excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines. 
  • You must be an enthusiastic individual with a strong academic background.
  • Exceptional communication skills are also necessary, as is the ability to work well in a team.
    A degree in law or equivalent qualification is preferred, but not essential. Alternatively, you may be working towards CILEX qualification.

How to apply:

If this vacancy is of interest, please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with Ross Roberts who is managing this vacancy, call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion.

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