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LEGAL ASSISTANT

Employer
Maze Recruitment Services Limited
Location
Preston, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Jan 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

JOB TITLE: LEGAL ASSISTANT - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OR CONVEYANCING ASSISTANT

HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday + excellent benefits

Do you commute to work from a distance and now looking to work closer to home?

Are you an experienced Legal Assistant looking to join a leading law firm? If so, a great opportunity has arisen for an experienced self-motivated Legal Assistant with either Commercial Property or Conveyancing Assistant experience for a forward-thinking Law Firm based in Preston.

THE LEGAL ASSISTANT ROLE:
  • Providing support to the Property Lawyers
  • Advising clients in respect of their often complex casework
  • Assist in the day to day progression of files,
  • Liaising with clients and other professionals - 3rd parties and referrers as well as internal teams in a courteous and helpful manner
  • Attending meetings for note-taking
  • Routine casework such as arranging conferences, expert meetings, dealing with 3rd party payments
  • Diary management and arranging internal management meetings
  • Preparation of complex documentation, client care letters, terms and conditions and ensuring all templates/precedents are up to date
  • Proactively supporting lawyers in file reviews and liaising with Risk and Compliance on Audit
  • Preparing bills and supporting lawyers in proactively managing WIP and aged debt
  • Assisting with risk and compliance elements associated with casework
  • Ensuring internal procedures are applied and followed relating to each file
  • Assuming the key role within the department to enhance client service, efficiencies and ensuring the smooth running of the overall team
  • Handling first line client queries
  • Undertaking due diligence and research together with preparing complex reports
  • Attending upon clients for administrative matters
  • Updating external websites and portals on matters, as and when required

PERSON SPECIFICATION REQUIRED FOR THE LEGAL ASSISTANT ROLE:
  • Minimum of 12 months relevant experience gained within a reputable property team as a legal assistant within Commercial Property or Conveyancing
  • Dealing with a range of administrative tasks in a proactive manner
  • Committed team player with excellent communication and organisation skills
  • You adopt a detail-orientated approach to your work and have the ability to work under pressure
  • You will have experience of working with a case management system
  • Excellent organisational skills and a committed attitude
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately to different parties
  • Use of initiative
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Effective time management skills
  • Proven experience of operating at this level previously
  • Good working knowledge of the relevant area of law
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

CAN COMMUTE FROM - Preston, Lancashire, Southport, Merseyside, Wigan, Blackburn, Bolton, Blackpool, Lytham St Anne's, Chorley, Burnley, Accrington, Nelson. Clitheroe,

KEYWORDS: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, LEGAL ASSISTANT, LEGAL SECRETARY, LEGAL EXECUTIVES, CONVEYANCING, RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY, PARALEGAL, SOLICITORS, LEGAL

Maze Recruitment is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.
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