Residential Property Paralegal


Based at our Crawley office and at home


Residential Property Paralegal

Let us introduce ourselves

Mayo Wynne Baxter has over 200 staff and Partners across our Sussex offices and have been providing advice to the people of Sussex and beyond for over 150 years. We are proud of our heritage and our strong reputation in Sussex, but we have clients based across the globe. You will be joining a firm that prides itself on delivering exceptional service to our clients and to each other, in a friendly and supportive way.

We believe that we are stronger together and that our differences make us strong. We know that we are all more effective and perform at our best when we can completely be ourselves, and that the more diverse perspectives we have, the more we are able to learn, grow and thrive.

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves, from when and where you work, to how you dress; we focus on outputs.

Meet the Residential Property team

Our Property team comprises of 31 fee earners who act for a broad range of clients. Like the rest of the firm, we are pursuing an ambitious growth strategy over the next 3 years having recently joined Ampa – the UK’s leading group of legal and professional services companies.

As a result of this merger, our clients now have access to more than 900 experts across the group. These include new service areas such as planning, cyber security, data protection and risk management, to name a few.

The opportunity

This is an exceptional opportunity for a full time Residential Property Paralegal to join our team. Ideally you will have the ability to work independently and proven experience of working towards financial targets. You will have previous Paralegal experience and a high standard of interpersonal and communication skills. It is envisaged that this will be a full-time role but we are always willing to consider different working patterns.

Your key duties will be

• to support with a wide range of property work, including but not limited to completion of initial contract packs, drafting sale contracts, submitting stamp duty land tax returns and making applications to the Land Registry for a range of Residential Property clients
• deal with post-completion work – to include dealing with payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax, registration, discharge of mortgage and estate agents fees, service of any relevant notices, taking out any necessary indemnity policies and scheduling of Deeds
• attending client meetings, dealing with legal reporting work and dealing with progress enquiries throughout from clients, estate agents, mortgage brokers/financial advisers and colleagues in other departments.

Skills and experience you will have:

• experience in a similar Paralegal or Legal Secretary position.
• A positive and friendly manner in dealing with clients, referrers and colleagues
• ability to manage your workload and when to request additional input
• ability to provide excellent client service

Key competencies you will need: 

• a high degree of initiative and the ability to cope in a demanding environment
• excellent organisational and prioritising skills
• the ability to work in a busy team
• excellent communication skills

How we work:

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences, and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have offices in hubs in Crawley, East Grinstead, Lewes, Brighton, Eastbourne, Seaford, Peacehaven, Storrington and Chichester. This role will require you to attend different offices from time to time and can encompass some home working.

Equal opportunities

MWB encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to join our team. We seek to engage a diverse workforce, focusing on inclusivity and fair treatment for all. We oppose all forms of discrimination and promote equality of opportunity in everything we do. We can make reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees with a disability so please let us know about any specific needs and requirements you have.

To Apply:

Contact Tom Biddle