About the role and team
The highly regarded Real Estate Securitisation team is seeking a paralegal to work with the team to help our national clients, consisting of Housing Associations and other mainly charitable organisations, in mortgaging their property assets as security.  The team is exposed to all types of funding from high street bank lending to debt capital markets and bond issues.

The work involves large portfolio charging of a client’s housing stock ranging from 500 dwellings up to several thousands of dwellings. The work is fast paced requiring a high degree of accuracy, organisation and team working skills.

Briefly, the tasks include:

  • Reviewing title documentation of the portfolio of dwellings (leasehold and freehold titles);
  • Analysing the planning history of the portfolio and reviewing other searches to identify matters adversely affecting the properties;
  • Assisting the team on aspects of the securitisation process with the aim of eventually being able to draft certificates of title independently;
  • Working closely with other teams within the firm, engaged in banking, funding and development.

The successful candidate will be committed to providing high quality client care and enjoy playing a significant role within the team.

About the candidate
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience in various elements of property finance or general lender/re-mortgaging work and being able to analyse titles and searches
  • Organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work tasks effectively
  • The ability to work within a team with other fee earners
  • Good written skills and to communicate in a professional manner with clients, colleagues and other professionals
  • The ability to calmly cope with pressure and juggling tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, particularly excel, and relevant legal IT systems
  • A law degree.

Most importantly, you will have the right attitude; a keen willingness to learn and enthusiasm for the very important work we do in this team.

In return we are well placed to offer you a satisfying and rewarding career in a supportive team. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to join a firm that prides itself on being different with strong social purpose values.

About the firm
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 50 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.