Paralegal - Residential Property

Closing date
12 Jun 2022
We are continuing to grow our Paralegal Operations team here in our award-winning Liverpool offices... Come, join us, and challenge expectation together.

This paralegal role will work principally with partners and associates within the Residential and Rural team based within the Private Client department. The main duties will include:

Dealing with clients/file inception and preparing engagement letters

Arranging property searches via SearchFlow website

Completing accounts forms

Assisting with the preparation of pre-contract reports

Drafting TR1s, RX1s and other land registry forms

Preparing and submitting land transaction returns online to HMRC

Arranging Land Registry pre-completion searches and bankruptcy searches

Preparing notices of assignment and charge

Dealing with file closing

Contacting lenders to obtain redemption figures and dealing with the paperwork to redeem mortgages

Reviewing client balances and sending out client balance letters

Preparing documentation for sales packs

Completing and submitting Land Registry applications as well as overseeing the team's land registry applications as a whole

Dealing with land registry requisitions

Dealing with research

Assisting with plot sales and providing cover on plot sale transactions when the lead fee earner is absent

The paralegal may also be asked to assist other fee earners within the wider Private Client department, depending on the requirements of the team.

  • Previous paralegal experience of at least six months, dealing with property work (ideally residential property)
  • Candidates need to be able to coordinate workloads in close liaison with the other fee earners in the team. They must demonstrate strong organisational skills, attention to detail, good time management, an energetic and proactive approach and confidence in their ability to communicate with all levels of staff. They should also have good client handling skills and be able to quickly establish client relationships over the telephone.
  • Completed a Law degree (2:1 and above), GDL, LPC or have previous relevant Paralegal / CILEx experience
  • You will have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Proven experience of working under pressure, demonstrating the ability to prioritise work effectively, ensuring deadlines are met and stakeholder expectations are managed appropriately
  • You will have a strong attention to detail, proactively identifying discrepancies and always striving to deliver work at the highest standard
  • You will be a committed team player whilst also having the ability to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, you will have a professional approach demonstrating the ability to communicate clearly and concisely across multiple stakeholders' groups
  • You will be a self-starter with a proactive and flexible attitude taking ownership of your work from start to finish and supporting others when required
  • Proficient IT skills with experience across Microsoft office tools

Further information around this opportunity can be found in the attached document below!

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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