Tees Law are a Top 200 UK law firm, with over 375 staff across our 6 offices. We provide expert legal services, and independent financial advice. We work for individuals and businesses, professional partnerships, charities, schools and multi-academy trusts, national corporations, and institutions. We were founded in 1913 and have grown from a traditional family firm with strong roots. Tees’ vision is to be the firm of choice for exceptional service. We pride ourselves in being easy to talk to - we talk openly, honestly, and with empathy. No matter how complex a situation, we provide straightforward, long-term solutions for a better future. Drawing on our years of experience, we anticipate our clients’ needs and share our insights. At Tees we want to create a better future for our clients, for you and for your family.

The department

Our Commercial Property team specialise in commercial property and land deals, renewable energy, telecommunications, plus commercial leases, and property portfolio management. With 6 partners and 18 lawyers in our top-tier Legal 500 commercial property practice, you can be sure our ability is second-to-none. The team works together to grasp complex problems quickly and suggest commercially viable solutions for our clients.

The role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a full time Paralegal to join our Bishops Stortford Commercial Property team.

As a Paralegal in this team, you will be working alongside experienced solicitors and using your knowledge to provide an excellent service to our clients as part of a busy and successful environment. This role will offer exposure to a range of client matters and a real opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within this field.

A desire to work in a fast paced and collaborative team will be essential for this position.

As a Commercial Property Paralegal at Tees your role would include

  • Providing clients with high quality, proactive legal advice, which meets client needs.
  • Responsible for assisting experienced lawyers with complex cases with the possibility of managing own caseload under supervision as the role develops.
  • Supporting Senior advisers (including assisting with larger cases.)
  • Managing own time effectively to facilitate cash flow and credit-management systems, such as time recording, lock-up, cash flow, profitability and billing.
  • Achieving the firm’s time recording targets and assisting and enabling others in the team to achieve fee targets.
  • Delivering legal services in a manner which is cost-efficient for both the client and the firm.
  • Using technology to enhance performance.
  • Enhancing the firm’s reputation and contributing to the firm’s general marketing initiatives by participating in firm’s marketing events including networking, seminars and writing marketing material.

Other information

Reward and recognition

  • An attractive salary
  • Discretionary payments
  • Birthday holiday
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays with entitlement increasing with length of service
  • Compassionate leave
  • Employee assistance programme through Health Assured (including Counselling sessions, 24/7 access to trained Counsellors, Health Assessments, 4-week wellness programs, and more)
  • Contributory pension
  • Discounted legal services
  • Discounted financial advice services
  • Life assurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Interest free season ticket and travel loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye care
  • Access to a discount platform that includes special rate cinema tickets, shopping discounts and free treats from Cafe Nero and Greggs
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Payment for professional memberships and development opportunities
  • A day’s leave per year to undertake Volunteer Day
  • The opportunity to become involved with firm initiatives such as the Tees Better Future Fund and the ESG project.

If you are ambitious, driven, and want to work with a firm focused on helping give our clients a better future, then you are aligned in our aim to achieve that and empower you to be your absolute best. You will have a blended working schedule, giving you the freedom to arrange your days to benefit your commitments - in and out of the office. We understand that both the big and small details are important and believe that rewarding staff for their contributions and investing in their future is vital to the growth of our firm.

At Tees, diversity and inclusion are the heart of our vision for a better and more equitable future. We embrace diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, and socioeconomic background. We recognise that by embracing diversity, we can harness the collective power of our employees and create a culture that promotes collaboration, empathy, and understanding.

By prioritising diversity and inclusion, we believe that we create a more innovative, creative, and compassionate workplace. Our diverse perspectives lead to better problem-solving and enhanced decision-making, enabling us to better serve our customers and make a positive impact.