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Conveyancing Legal Assistant

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Conveyancing Legal Assistant
An exciting opportunity for a Conveyancing Assistant has arisen to join a reputable and well-established law firm in the heart of Heathfield, East Sussex (TN21). This firm has a beautiful, modern office and a small, friendly team of experts.
The firm currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Conveyancing Legal Assistant to join their Residential Property department.
This is a great opportunity for someone with secretarial/administrative/paralegal experience within conveyancing who is looking for something new! They would also consider individuals who have a genuine interest in Property law This firm can offer a supportive and welcoming environment, where you will be valued and appreciated.
The firm offers a friendly environment, long-term career opportunities, and a supportive team.
Duties include:

  • Assisting the fee earner with a wide range of tasks on sale and purchase files, transfers of title, new build purchases, discharge, and re-mortgage work.
  • Liaising with clients and estate agents to deal with queries.
  • Keeping clients up to date with the progress of their transactions, both via email and telephone contact.
  • Ordering searches on sale and on purchase files.
  • Preparing contract packs, Land Registry, and mortgage forms and drafting Stamp Duty Land Tax returns.
  • Dealing with post exchange and completion formalities.
  • General file management and case tracking
  • Providing general administrative and secretarial support to the Residential Property Team.
  • Booking and coordinating meetings and diary management.

Essential experience and skills:

  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in conveyancing (recent experience).
  • Efficient and well organised with attention to detail
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to work under pressure and to time constraints

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience as a legal secretary within a Residential Conveyancing department.
  • Experience using case management software.
  • Good knowledge of residential conveyancing processes and procedures.

Working hours: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (with 1 hour for lunch)
Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 (dependent on experience)

If you think this sounds like you, apply now!

All applications and enquiries are completely confidential.

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