Conveyancing Assistant

Recruiter
SF Group
Location
Leeds
Salary
16000.0000
Posted
06 May 2017
Closes
05 Jun 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

My client a top 200 law firm based in the centre of Leeds is currently seeking an experienced Conveyancing Assistant to work alongside an experienced Conveyancing Fee Earner, this is a busy role where you will be responsible for assisting with the management of Conveyancing transactions from instruction to completion. You will have the opportunity to develop your career within a reputable solicitors who offer a professional working environment along with career opportunities.

MAIN DUTIES:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Conveyancing Fee Earner to manage a caseload of approximately 100 new instructions per month
  • Liaise effectively and appropriately with the client and introducer where necessary
  • Apply for searches
  • Obtain completed property information forms
  • Obtain or deal with the Home Information Pack
  • Deal with correspondence or communications from any party as directed by the Conveyancing Fee Earner
  • Scan or file incoming post
  • Processing the administration tasks involved in a sale and purchase transaction
  • Preparation of Contracts and other documents
  • 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
  • Provide assistance on remortgage 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
  • To assist with daily post duties on a rota basis

Applicants will have previous experience of working as a Conveyancing Assistant, you will have excellent organisational skills along with the ability to work in a busy and fast paced role.