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The Role

We are looking for a paralegal to join our real estate team. The successful candidate will work as a support team member assisting fee earners on development and transactional real estate work. Excellent training will be given and no prior experience is necessary, although knowledge of land law / conveyancing processes is preferred.

If desired, candidates who have passed the LPC could (subject to satisfactory performance) progress to a training contract after a 12-18-month period. Candidates who have not passed the LPC but who wish to study to further their careers will be supported in this as part of their personal development plan, whether that leads to CILEX or to the SQE.


You will be working as a paralegal in a leading regional or Legal 200 practice or else will be an LPC student / paralegal looking for a training contract. Your CV will show that you have a strong work ethic.

As an individual you will enjoy working on high quality work and as part of a team. You will be looking for a firm where you can continue to do this within an atmosphere that is friendly and nurturing but also focused. You will want to find a decent work life balance and will want your employer to support you in this, as well as being proactive in helping your career to develop.


We are a leading regional law firm based at Coldra, South Wales.

We practice in Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial, IT / Data, Dispute Resolution, Agricultural and Private Client law to a client base that is predominantly high net worth / commercial.

We are a forward thinking, innovative practice. We believe, fundamentally, that a good business places its culture and the welfare of its people at its core and this is our motivating and guiding ethos. As such we manage the practice laterally, rather than hierarchically and as a pure meritocracy.

We are recognised by The Legal 500 in all our major practice areas. In 2019 we were shortlisted for a Law Society Award for excellence in practice management and in 2020 we were shortlisted by The Welsh Legal Awards as one of the three leading law firms in Wales.

To apply for this role, please send your CV to charlotte.turner@rdplaw.co.uk


The Role

We are looking to recruit a well-rounded litigator to work within a successful dispute resolution department, handling a wide variety of high value, complex litigation for claimant and defendant clients. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of running a varied case load of commercial litigation cases. Types of work currently undertaken for established clients of the firm (to include small and medium enterprises, partnerships and high net-worth individuals) include: the full range of commercial contract disputes, shareholder/LLP disputes, breach of warranty/contract claims, injunctions, professional negligence claims, real estate / developer/ construction disputes, trusts and inheritance disputes. Whilst the caseload is predominantly commercial litigation, the successful candidate will also be required to run a variety of property litigation disputes, and in providing bespoke and technical advice whilst understanding client needs and the commercial context in which they operate.


You will have a strong academic background and ideally will have worked for at least 3 years post qualification in a leading regional/city practice.

You will have experience of a broad range of dispute resolution work but will be interested in developing specialisms / niche practice areas. You will also be interested in pursuing a leadership role within the practice. You will want to work on high quality matters for high quality clients in a modern well managed business.

You will have a passion for contentious work and your caseload will be varied. You will handle your own matters. You will also be involved in a range of business development activities and be expected to assist in pushing the department forward. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and reputation within a growing litigation department.


We are a Legal 500 firm based on the England / Wales border at Langstone, Newport. We offer an excellent basic salary, a bonus scheme and pay an annual general staff bonus in addition. We also offer our fee earners a flexible working package that means that they can tailor their working hours around their lives. We are forward thinking, progressive and expanding and we place our staff and their welfare at the fore of our business development.

To apply, please send your CV to charlotte.turner@rdplaw.co.uk

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