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Residential Conveyancing Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Job Ref: GW8543_1558608852
Hours: Full Time
Location: West Sussex, England
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Deadline: 2019-06-20


A leading, multi-discipline law firm with a super reputation are currently seeking an experienced Residential Conveyancing Assistant or Residential Conveyancing Legal Secretary to join them, in their busy offices in Haywards Heath.

Supporting a Senior Residential Conveyancing Solicitor, the successful Residential Conveyancing Assistant will offer assistance with a varied case load of freehold and leasehold sales/purchases, remortgages, equity release and shared ownership transactions. Duties will include:

  • Assisting the Fee Earner in achieving KPI\'s including fee and time recording targets
  • Providing end to end secretarial/administrative/clerical support including providing quotes, file opening, assisting on completions, post-completion work and archiving
  • Providing a high level of customer care to clients and interested parties
  • Produce work to the required quality standard
  • Assist Fee Earner in meeting necessary deadlines
  • Managing your own basic case load on an ad-hoc basis
  • Picking up (with guidance from other team members) the case load in the Fee Earners absence

To be considered, the successful Residential Conveyancing Assistant will offer the following skills/knowledge:

  • At least 12 months experience within Residential Conveyancing, either as a Legal Secretary or Legal Assistant
  • With knowledge of the full process (pre and post-exchange work)
  • The ability to set up and close files
  • Filling in relevant forms
  • Experience of intigating searches, obtain copy documents from Land Reigstry
  • Carrying out AML checks and preparing completion statements
  • Experience of using digital dictation systems
  • Diary management
  • Flexible, adaptable and positive attitude to work
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A willingness to learn

This role would suit a Legal Secretary who is looking for their next step, or ambitious Legal Assistant/Paralegal who is keen to progress over time. The firm offer a supportive culture and there are genuine opportunities to progress over time.