Conveyancing Assistant

SF Group
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to start your career in Conveyancing, if you have experience of working in another area of law and are looking to start your career in Conveyancing this is the role for you. Our client, a top 200 law firm based in the centre of Leeds, you will be working alongside an experienced Conveyancing Fee Earner with running a caseload of sale and purchase transactions assisting with administrative and case management duties. The successful applicant will have experience of working in the legal sector, have a keen interest in Conveyancing along with a professional manner and excellent organisational skills. Duties will include: • Provide support to a Conveyancing Fee Earner to manage a caseload of approximately 150 live files per month • Liaise effectively and appropriately with the client and introducer where necessary • Apply for searches • Obtain completed property information forms • Deal with correspondence or communications from any party as directed • Scan or file incoming post • Processing the administration tasks involved in a sale and purchase transaction • Preparation of Contracts and other documents under supervision • Check Identification • Bring any issues which may affect a client matter to their attention of a Conveyancing Fee Earner or Manager in a timely manner • Deal with telephone calls made by the client, borrower or third parties • Keep all parties in the transaction up to date at all times such as client, introducer, solicitors and estate agents etc. • Develop skills and knowledge of the conveyancing process; and Provide assistance on re-mortgage matters as required • Ensure there are no balances or debits on account following completion unless these are agreed retentions • Ensure all bills relating to legal work and disbursements are raised by and paid no later than completion • Ensure the case management system is used to process all aspects of the transaction • Ensure that accurate information is input onto the database • Ensure an appropriate manager is made aware immediately of any issues which may lead to a problem or complaint Skills, qualifications & experience required: • A minimum of 12 months experience of working in legal • Ability to process tasks in a volume caseload and to working in a high volume environment • Proven IT skills, in particular experience of using a case management system • An ability to work in a demanding environment, working to strict deadlines and within Service Level Agreements and to other target Salary: £14,000 - £16,000 Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00