Real Estate Team Manager

Business & Service Delivery

Job Reference

3506

Function

Business & Service Delivery

Category

Business Professionals

Location

Leeds, United Kingdom

Schedule

None

The role

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 lawyer to support growth and development of the commercial real estate capability within our Legal Delivery Centre in Leeds.

The Legal Delivery Centre (LDC) uses streamlined processes, legal technical knowhow, and cutting-edge technology to design and deliver routine or document-heavy legal services quickly and efficiently. Operating from locations in Australia, UK and the Netherlands the LDC primarily allocates activity to a team of Paralegals with qualified lawyers used to support service delivery.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing a team of Paralegals within the LDC’s real estate function;
  • Supporting (and supplementing) the work of the Paralegals in delivering a very high quality service;
  • Ensuring the team delivers to internal and external client requirements
  • Managing the expectations of those providing the instructions, including tracking progress, anticipating and highlighting resourcing issues and ensuring we provide sufficient and timely updates;
  • Line Management responsibility for the team;
  • Acting as the initial point of contact in connection with any issues and escalating as necessary;
  • Ensuring standard ways of working are adhered to;
  • Ensuring robust checks and quality controls are in place;
  • Identifying training needs and providing coaching to ensure the team are able to meet expectations;
  • Ensuring work is properly staffed;
  • Ensuring the playbooks are comprehensive and kept up to date;
  • Assessing opportunities to improve operational processes, documentation and training; 
  • Conducting performance reviews in accordance with line management responsibility.

ABOUT YOU

  • Qualified Solicitor (preferably England & Wales)
  • Minimum of 4-5 years prior experience connected to commercial real estate activity (including acquisitions & disposals and/ or asset management activity)
  • Able to manage and work well with people at all levels;
  • Highly organised;
  • Clear and effective communicator;
  • Highly professional, with a dedication to exceeding expectations.

ABOUT US

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.

OUR VALUES

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

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

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.

HYBRID WORKING

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.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

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.