Legal Assistant

Recruiter
Countrywide
Location
Manchester
Posted
31 Mar 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Legal Assistant - Conveyancing

Manchester

Up to £18,000

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity with clear progression pathways, thorough training and insight into the property market?

We have a number of opportunities for Legal Assistants within our Legal Hub based in Manchester. Whether this is your first job out of University or a development move this may be the role for you.

Joining Countrywide is more than just starting a new job, it`s a rewarding career move where you will be recognised for turning our customers` dreams into a reality. Our passion is our customers and making a difference to their lives, and we would love you to join our family.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of, and working in partnership with your allocated Property Lawyer you will assist in the management of their caseload which includes mixed sale and purchase residential property transactions.

You will proactively progress transactions managing inbound and outbound telephone calls while building relationships with your clients in order to deliver a service of excellence whilst maximising profitability of the company.

Key Result Areas

To thoroughly understand the conveyancing process and be able to (but not limited to):

Undertake chaser work as directed by your aligned lawyer

Along with your aligned lawyer, be the main point of contact for all communication from clients and other lawyers directly related to the transaction, verbally and through email

Pro-actively progress transactions by identifying what/who needs to be chased and undertaking this chasing i.e documentation, funds etc

Chase exchanges and arrange and negotiate completion dates

Co-ordinate related sale and purchase transactions

With supervision, draft letters to clients/ other parties to the transaction

Resolve file escalations to move the transaction forward (with lawyer guidance if required)

Understand, operate and maximise the potential of the company`s conveyancing case management system throughout a conveyancing transaction.

Support your aligned lawyer in chasing exchanges, by calling third parties involved in the transaction, as directed.

Salary and Benefits:

Fantastic training and development

Generous holiday entitlement

Discounts including retail discounts, 02 loyalty scheme, discounted cinema

Under One Roof: Company moving and selling discounts

Opportunities for career progression

Referral Bonuses

Cycle to work scheme - and many more

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