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The firm has vacancies for both a Conveyancing Paralegal and a Legal Secretary

Conveyancing Paralegal

The firm has a vacancy for an experienced Conveyancing Paralegal. Your role will be to work alongside the firm’s Head of Conveyancing, Liam Bradshaw. A job description can be found below.

Working under supervision but with the opportunity for your own case load you will support the residential property department with in the full range of conveyancing procedures from commencement to completion of transaction.

Taking instructions for sale and purchase files, transfers of title, new build purchases 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 purchase transactions, 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 surveys.

Preparing report on title, obtaining redemption figures from lenders and ordering funds from lenders.

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.

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

This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is likely to be in the £25,000 to £30,000 per annum range.

To apply send a CV and brief covering letter to

Legal Secretary

Paul Dodds Law is a long-established firm of solicitors. The firm is passionate about providing outstanding client satisfaction over a broad range of legal services to businesses and individuals.

The firm would like to appoint an experienced Legal Secretary to provide administrative and secretarial support to Helen Locke, a senior solicitor in the family department.

The role includes, but is not limited to:

Audio typing from digital dictation

Diary management

Dealing with telephone calls from clients and other professionals

The successful candidate will:

Have a proven track record and recent experience, ideally in family law

Have proven administrative skills

Be highly organised and self-motivated

Be able to work under pressure and use their own initiative

The successful candidate will be required to work from Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5pm

Salary will be dependent on experience but is likely to be in the range £20,000 to £22,000 per annum.

To apply send a CV and brief covering letter to