Temporary, Contract
The Firm
Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more than 900 people with over 550 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals.
Based in London with offices in New York, the firm services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work it undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas: Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Intellectual Property; Private; and Real Estate.
Mishcon de Reya has grown rapidly in recent years, showing more than 80% revenue growth in the past five years alone. In 2015, the firm moved into a purpose designed building on Kingsway, and has converted to both an alternative business structure and LLP.
Mishcon de Reya prides itself on the diverse range of people who make up the firm. The central role played by the Academy, the firm’s in-house place of learning, development and new thinking, and its active and innovative social impact strategy are reflected in its Investors in People Platinum standard.

The Department
The Real Estate department's core practice areas include construction, development and urban regeneration, fashion and retail, investment, planning and environment, residential, dispute resolution, finance and taxation. Our clients span both the world of corporate and private wealth giving us a unique perspective on the market. Our infrastructure of connections and investors coupled with our understanding of the complex policy landscape, are both highly valued by our clients. We find practical commercial solutions, underpinned by a tenacious determination to get the deal done. We offer a one stop shop for property services from acquisition and planning, through to construction, disposal and asset management, encompassing both commercial and residential property.


The main duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Preparation of legal documents as required
  • Quality assurance administration – file opening and closing, retainer letters and conflict checks
  • Preparation of bills
  • Checking for monies on account and to see whether bills have been paid, notifying Accounts of fund transfers, completing funds requests, preparing financial statements and reconciling ledgers
  • Co-ordinating and managing multiple diaries and appointments
  • Typing and amending attendance notes, letters, faxes, presentations and other documents as required, using Microsoft Office, Laser forms, Inland Revenue website and the DMS
  • Preparing and sending e-mails to include attaching documents, printing and filing of incoming emails, attachments and confirmations
  • Setting up files for completion and maintaining a completion diary
  • Take responsibility for post completion work and closing files.
  • Registering title at Land registry and dealing with requisitions
  • Photocopying, faxing and filing
  • Liaising with other departments
  • To regularly, frequently and accurately maintain and update correspondence and other filing
  • Liaising with clients in a timely, professional and courteous manner
  • Maintaining client contact details on CRM (Interaction) database
  • To work under pressure to meet deadlines with a flexible attitude to working overtime on the few occasions when an urgent transaction may require
  • To transcribe audio dictation and copy type letters, memos and reports and to prepare signed correspondence for despatch
  • To maintain confidentiality in respect of those matters which are commercially sensitive or secret and only share them with colleagues and others on a need to know basis who are themselves bound by an obligation of confidentiality
  • To work with other secretaries/paralegals in the Department with a view to providing holiday, illness and other necessary cover to agreed standards
  • Offering assistance to others in the department as required
Skills / Attributes

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage own workload
  • Ability to complete long-term projects while also managing a busy daily workload is important hence the need for prioritising skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders
  • Resilient and calm under pressure
  • Adaptable and flexible approach
  • Pro-active and takes initiative
  • Good IT skills: thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer.
  • Previous relevant experience or a genuine interest in this area of law is desirable
Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You may be required by your line manager to take on additional responsibilities when requested.

Diversity & Inclusion lie at the heart of our core values. At Mishcon de Reya, our aim is to promote and foster a culture which embraces diversity, respect for the individual and the expression of talent, to empower individuals to fulfil their, and the firm’s, potential. In order to support this, we recognise the importance of flexible and agile working and are open to having conversations on how this could work for you and our business.

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