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Residential Conveyancer

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Conveyancer with current experience in a residential conveyancing environment to join a driven team of residential property specialists.

We are an innovative national conveyancing firm based in Cheshire and require a confident and committed individual to help us continue our successful provision of residential conveyancing. The successful candidate will be part of a small team dedicated to providing a first class customer service experience to clients referred to our business by a dedicated group of property professionals.

 

Qualifications

Qualified Residential Conveyancer – Solicitor, CILEx or CLC qualified

Have at least 5 years’ experience

 

Skills/Competencies

  • To assist the HOD with the development of the Conveyancing and Commercial Property Team to achieve profitable growth
  • Deputise in the absence of the HOD on technical issues along with man management of all staff issues within the team, holidays, sickness, complaints, working issues etc.
  • Have the ability to manage a caseload independently with the minimum of supervision
  • Possess detailed and sound conveyancing knowledge and be confident when dealing with a mixed caseload which will consist mainly of residential properties
  • Motivate and nurture staff members whilst maintaining your own caseload
  • Target driven with an eye for business and commercial awareness whilst maintaining exceptional client care
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to work within a team and is comfortable assisting more experienced staff
  • Feel comfortable managing a substantial caseload of 70-100 files including Landlord and Tenant, Freehold, Leasehold, New-Build, Unregistered, Shared Ownership Right to Buy and Help to Buy
  • Team leading or managerial experience would be useful but is not absolutely necessary
  • Familiar with all areas of the conveyancing process and have a methodical approach to working while also being technically strong
  • Provide a high standard of legal advice to residential property clients, maintaining awareness of current legal matters
  • Experienced in sales and purchases and it is expected that you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of residential property
  • You will be expected to work with other fee earners within the department and manage your caseload efficiently, cost-effectively, following systems and standards laid down by the practice
  • Deal with correspondence and paperwork as appropriate, achieve billing and time targets and render bills in a timely and commercial manner
  • To comply with all policies and procedures at all times
  • To deal effectively with clients and introducers both over the telephone and in written
  • correspondence in order to provide advice and assistance to them in relation to residential property matters in England and Wales
  • To provide the highest level of customer service to clients and introducers at all times
  • To provide updates to clients and introducers frequently and wherever appropriate
  • To return communications from clients and introducers within 2 hours wherever possible and within 24 hours without exception
  • Verify client identification in accordance with the AML policy and procedure
  • To maintain accurate and up to date records on all required applications at all times for the benefit of all parties and team members
  • The timely and accurate preparation of contract papers
  • Undertake OS1 and bankruptcy searches
  • Review and answer additional enquiries
  • Where appropriate to request additional information from third parties
  • To progress matters to exchange in a timely manner
  • The accurate and timely production of the file for exchange sign off
  • The exchanging of contracts
  • Prepare accurate and timely bills and completion statements
  • To retrieve funds from clients in a timely manner to effect completion
  • To report on Mortgage offers and Searches (where requested)
  • The preparation of SDLT documentation
  • The accurate and timely logging on of incoming items
  • Undertake completion day procedures
  • To promote and develop the business (as required)
  • To attend courses relevant to your position
  • To maintain a good up to date working knowledge of relevant aspects of the law other than those specified above to allow cross-discipline advice to be given
  • To keep up to date with changes in the law and maintain and disseminate information to other colleagues in relation thereof
  • To attend and contribute to team meetings
  • To undertake such administrative duties as the HOD may reasonably require from time to time
  • To observe strict credit control in relation to client matters in which you have prime
  • responsibility
  • To act in the best interest of the firm undertaking the above tasks and others reasonably considered by the firm
  • To deal with such matters as the firm may reasonably require from time to time

 

Knowledge of Proclaim case management system is desired.

 

Personal Qualities

  • Driven
  • Personable
  • Professional
  • Honest
  • Hard working
  • Conscientious
  • Self-motivating
  • Team player

 

Salary/Benefits

Dependent upon experience

Discretionary bonus (after a successful probationary period)

29 days inclusive of bank holidays annual leave (increases with length of service)

Death in service benefit

Pension

 

Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm with a lunch break of one hour each day

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]