We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join our Licensing team in Bristol.  You will be working within the Leisure and Retail team dealing with licensing matters for the team's clients requiring licensing services, such clients include PubCos, restaurants, bars, hotels, festivals, sports venues, retailers and insolvency practitioners.


Your Role

As a Paralegal you will be responsible for the following; 

  • To carry out licensing work for clients e.g. applications for new premises licences, applications to vary premises licences (to include change to hours, other licensable activities, change in DPS etc), transfer of premises licences, notifications of interest in a premises licence, personal licence applications, pavement licences etc.
  • To assist with licensing projects and the preparation of hearing papers
  • Working with the property fee earners in the team to ensure licensing aspects of a particular job are covered and dealing with their day to day queries.
  • To liaise with licensing officers, local authorities, police etc on applications made and ad hoc queries raised by them.
  • To liaise with clients on a regular basis in order to actively progress matters and deal with ad hoc queries.
  • To prepare reports sent to clients on an agreed reporting cycle.
  • Attending client functions.
  • To provide all our clients with an excellent service in accordance with the Firm’s procedures.
  • To maintain and improve relations with existing clients.
  • To achieve the financial targets set at a firm, team and individual level.
  • To work with the team leader and other team members in the achievement of the Firm’s business objectives.


Your Skill and Experience

  • Working for a law firm, in house with a leisure business or supermarket chain, or a local authority making applications under the Licensing Act 2003 or reviewing those applications made.
  • Knowledge/experience of property law or regulatory law would also be useful. 
  • Ability to deal with a high volume workload in a calm and organised manner.
  • Excellent communication skills with a calm and polite manner. This role involves a lot of interaction over the telephone.
  • Have excellent organisation skills and be able to turn things around very quickly.
  • Experience of managing their own caseload.
  • High standards of client service essential and be comfortable dealing with demanding clients.
  • Good IT skills. Experience of using a Case Management system would be advantageous. This team currently uses SolCase.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and team approach to working.

Your Team

We are one of the UK's largest real estate groups, with a team of over 180, advising on thousands of transactions across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each year. Clients instruct us for this experience, our depth of expertise and sector know-how. Many of our real estate partners are independently recognised as leading individuals in the field by the legal industry's annual directory rankings. Clients including many in-house lawyers trust us with both 'high profile' and business as usual work. 

In the leisure, food and drink sector we act for pub companies, brewers, attractions, restaurants, bars & nightclubs and numerous other operators within this sector. In the retail and consumer goods sector we advise many of the UK's leading retailers and consumer goods businesses-  our clients represent over 15,000 stores, 1 million employees and £100 billion of retail sales. 


About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,200 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2021 we were named The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute. 


Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance. 
At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. 

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com 


Legal careers
Market Rate, Competitive
Published Date
Wednesday 30 November 2022
Closing Date
Wednesday 8 February 2023
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