Legal Assistant (Residential Conveyancing)

Wells
,
FT
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 PA.
Hours:
9.00am – 5.00pm Monday - Friday
Closing Date:
23rd December 2021

Enable Futures are operating as an employment business on behalf of its client for a Legal Assistant (Residential Conveyancing) to work in Wells, Somerset. The role enables you a hybrid working opportunity of partly office based and partly remote from home based.

We are looking for an organised individual with previous legal experience, confident managing a busy workload in a fast-paced environment with the ability to use own initiative and work well under pressure. The working hours are 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday - Friday (one hour lunch break). The annual salary is very competitive & circa £20,000 - £25,000 PA.

Our client are a leading and long-established law firm based in the heart of the Somerset countryside with a client list you would expect to see in the centre of a big city! Support staff are integral to the success of their business and they are not looking for someone who is simply a great assistant, but an individual who can work on their own initiative and take responsibility for working well with our Clients by getting things done.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Legal Assistant to assist our fee earners in the management of their volume caseload of mixed sale and purchase residential property transactions. We are looking for someone who can operate with professionalism and expertise, as you will be liaising with both Clients and other professionals on a range of legal enquiries.  You will be able to independently establish priorities and manage deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for file opening across residential sales and purchases, undertaking the initial AML check and producing the client care letter.  
  • Other duties may include collating office copies, gathering redemption information, undertaking searches and, with supervision, drafting client letters and contract packs and assisting with exchanges.
  • Proactively progress transactions by identifying what/who needs to be chased and be the main point of contact for all communication from clients and other parties involved in the transaction.
  • Be able to build strong relationships with clients and third parties through effective communication and resolution of issues including file escalation to move a transaction forward.
  • Work on all post completion matters including registrations, file closure and archiving.
  • Ensure smooth operation of the company’s conveyancing case management system.

Experience, attributes & skills sought:

  • You will have proven assistant experience within a legal environment, ideally gained within a residential property department but that isn’t essential! You must be confident to work without direct supervision and be able to demonstrate organisational intelligence and communication skills. You will possess solid verbal and numerical skills, together with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and case management systems.
  • Most importantly you will be a natural self-starter with the ability to be flexible and empathetic to deliver client needs.  You will be keen to provide a high level of professional assistance and work with team members to provide clients with a high standard of service.

In return, you will benefit from:

§  A company pension scheme available.

§  A generous holiday allowance 22 days with loyalty days for longevity of service rising to 27 days.

§  + 8 bank holidays.

§  Sickness Benefit Allowance.

§  Hybrid working partly remote & partly office based.

§  Career progression.