Residential Conveyancer job

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Residential Conveyancer
  • Not mentioned
  • Permanent
  • Posted: 7 days ago
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 2 vacancies
  • Expires on: 2020-01-17
Job Description

Main purposes of role

 

To undertake matters which you are competent to conduct having due regard to the policies    and procedures defined in the Office Manual relating to your areas of work.

          Undertake and supervise fee earning work in Residential Conveyancing and supervise/deputise in the Conveyaning department.

          Ensure the successful development of the firm in line with the strategy identified in the business plan.

          To administer all aspects of Residential Conveyancing on behalf of clients

Key tasks (not an exhaustive list)

1.       Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firm’s quality and risk management procedures.

3.       Ensure proper control of work in progress, billing and cash collection.

4.       Attendance at most or all partnership and other office or departmental meetings, leading by example with contributions made at and subsequent to such events.

5.       Acceptance of need for collective responsibility and confidentiality: partner disagreements should not be disclosed to staff and confidential practice matters must be safeguarded.

6.       Provide leadership and supervision to all staff that they oversee or supervise, whether on an office or departmental basis. All partners should provide direction and encouragement to staff and should be careful to support the practice line on issues. Cabinet responsibility should apply.

7.       Be effective in developing new work from existing clients and seek new clients for themselves and others. Will develop and support marketing initiatives.

8.       Maintain and nurture an appropriate network of contacts and referrers and endeavour to promote the firm in their professional and personal lives.

9.       Gain or maintain IT skills appropriate to modern legal practice, such as ability to send, forward and respond to e-mails with or without attachments, conduct research on internet and ensure proper filing of all data.

10.     Understand the main uses and applications of the office telephone system – e.g. be able to re-route calls, set up conference calls, etc.

11.     Thorough understanding of Money Laundering Directions and Risk management.

 

 

Additional related tasks (not an exhaustive list)

 

Drafting letters and legal documents

Checking title documents to properties

Liaising directly with other parties with enquiries/relies

Undertaking searches with Local Authority, Land Registry etc.

Reporting to clients with relevant information on tier transaction and advising clients where necessary

Attending upon clients to sign legal documents

Drawing up completion statements

Agreeing dates with all parties and exchanging Contracts

Arranging the transfer of monies on completion

Submitting stamp duty forms and registering documents at Land Registry

Complying with Solicitors Accounts Rules and Rules of Professional Conduct of solicitors

Exercising high standards of client care at all times

Management of own support staff/secretary if applicable

Participation in marketing activities and active promotion of the firm

Financial control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures on own matters

Ensuring confidentiality and security of Firm’s and client’s documentation and information

Carrying out any other duties relevant to the position as and when required by the Partners of the Firm.

 

 

Additional

Person Specification

 

Skills

·       Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

·       Ability to work on your own initiative and make decisions

·       Ability to work as part of a team

·       Ability to prioritise effectively

·       Maintain a smart appearance and dress code appropriate for the role

·       Responsible for self-development and comply with relevant training requirements by the Law Society and in-house training when required.

 

Knowledge

 

·      2 years experience of conveyancing, in particular Sale and Purchase

·      Knowledge and understanding of GDPR and Equality Standards

 

Experience

Qualified Solicitor

Completed LPC

Completed a degree or equivalent qualification

Member of APIL

 

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