Residential Property Paralegal

11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Residential Property Paralegal for one of the UKs leading Legal Firms based in Manchester City Centre. The role offers an annual salary of £20,000 - £22,000, an immediate start date and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

About The Role:

  • Assisting a solicitor with caseloads of residential sales and developer plot sales from instruction by the client to completion with potential for assisting in purchase and refinance transactions.
  • Updating solicitors and/or partners in the team on progression of all matters on a regular basis
  • Drafting and amending relevant documents, i.e. Contracts, Transfer Deeds
  • Undertaking various searches for each property and check the results of the searches for any adverse information
  • Completing all relevant checklists
  • Ensuring that requisite documents are signed on completion, i.e. legal charge, declaration of mortgagee(s), transfer deeds
  • Attending to post completion formalities, undertaking all registrations and dealing with any issues raised as a result
  • Opening and closing files on Case Manager and ensuring that the paper file is also opened or closed
  • Anti-Money Laundering checks to include checking on the firm's database if already a current client or if new client requesting the relevant identification by sending a letter or telephone call asking for the information
  • Chasing up clients, lenders and other solicitors to ensure progression of each matter and that deadlines are met by using the electronic diary
  • On occasions, helping the Registrations Department with post completion of files on all matters in the Commercial Property department
  • Responsible for own time recording
  • Preparing bills and completion statements, using the client ledgers on the Case Management System

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Legal background, with knowledge of the conveyancing process of sales and purchases transactions
  • Good IT skills, i.e. Word and Outlook
  • A knowledge of legal Case Management systems

About The Benefits

  • Working hours 9:00am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Annual salary £20,000 - £22,000
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay (qualifying period of a year)
  • Christmas/Summer parties
  • Dress down Fridays
  • 25 days holidays + bank holidays
  • Death in service - 3x your salary
  • 5% discretionary bonus

To Apply
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