Senior Paralegal

Business & Service Delivery

Job Reference



Business & Service Delivery




Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The role

Our success, your opportunity.

We don’t follow trends. We start them. We drive change and deliver more to make a tangible difference for our clients and communities.

We are recruiting a Senior Paralegal to work within our Real Estate group in Edinburgh.

As a member of the Legal Delivery Centre you will provide the Real Estate group with support on volume real estate activity relating to Scotland. The role will relate specifically to lease transactions, property management and potentially plot sales. Prior experience in these areas is desirable.

The role would particularly suit someone who is adept at finding efficiencies and excels when it comes to looking to identify better ways of working. You would be working closely with both the Real Estate group and the Legal Delivery Centre, the latter being an international function of over 85 staff which is at the front edge of the firms drive to use innovative delivery techniques and the latest software to provide clients with new solutions and servicing options. Extensive training is available and those that join will quickly develop both their legal and commercial abilities.


Responsibilities will depend on prior experience, but will concern lease transactions, property management and potentially plot sales. You will work as part of a close knit supportive team, carrying out work that is appropriate to your level of experience
All Paralegals are encouraged to actively contribute to broader office activities and development of the Legal Delivery Centre.


  • Law degree or Paralegal qualification in Scotland (or equivalent through experience)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to grasp tasks quickly
  • Ability to think differently and be able to recommend and implement process changes for more efficient working
  • Flexibility to adapt to different activities

The Department / Practice Group
The Legal Delivery Centre (LDC) makes use of IT tools and junior legal professionals to add further efficiencies, reduce costs and improve the firm’s ability to meet changing client expectations. We operate from locations in the UK, Amsterdam and Australia and are available to all areas of the International firm.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.