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Conveyancing Paralegal


The firm has a vacancy for an experienced Conveyancing Paralegal to work alongside the Head of Conveyancing. A job description can be found below.

Working under supervision but responsible for their own case load, to support the residential property department with the full range of conveyancing procedures from commencement to completion of transaction.

Taking instructions from Solicitor for sale and purchase files, transfers of title, new build purchases, discharge and remortgage work.

Dealing with clients, estate agents, mortgage lenders and solicitors at every stage of the transaction from initial instructions and noting interest, through to completion.

Advising and keeping clients up to date with the progress of their transaction both via email and telephone contact.

Ordering Searches on sale and on purchase reviewing same and interpreting results.

Noting Title on both registered and and unregistered properties and reporting to client on terms.

Preparing conveyancing drafts.

Raising observations both standard and in light of search entries and Home Report review.

Preparing Report on Title and ordering funds from Lender.

Preparing for completion of transaction.

Submitting SDLT Returns online and having a general knowledge of SDLT requirements

Registering property with the Land Registry and completing necessary forms for registration.

Dealing with post settlement claims under guidance from Solicitor.

Case Management:

Opening and closing files.

Dealing with credit and debit balances and ledger reviews.

Effective monitoring and scrutiny of files ensuring timescales are met and that paperwork is processed, filed and kept up-to-date.

General Administration:

To provide general administrative and secretarial support to the property team.

Communications and Relationships:

Excellent internal personal and communication skills are required as this role has extensive communication with clients (primarily on the telephone), estate agents, lawyers, mortgage brokers etc.

Knowledge, Training and Experience Required Essential:

Conveying experience obtained in a similar role

Good knowledge of residential property processes and procedures and confidence in managing transactions

Efficient and well organised, with attention to detail

Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills

Adaptable and flexible with ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team Ability to prioritise heavy workload within tight time constraints under pressure

Conveyancing Solicitor

Conveyancing Solicitor – Head of Department – Partner Designate

We offer a fantastic opportunity to run a department and to add to existing success.

Established thirty eight years ago and built on excellent client service and reputation.

The successful applicant shall be experienced in residential conveyancing and able to focus under pressure to deliver exceptional client service.

Competitive salary and profit share.

To apply send a CV and covering letter to