Conveyancing Assistant

19 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve "Gold Standard" Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The role

Shoosmiths are seeking a Conveyancing Assistant to join our Plot Sales Team based in Northampton, who act on behalf of developers, traders, entrepreneurs and home builders across the UK.

As a Conveyancing Assistant, you will join a team who are responsible for providing full administrative support (including audio typing) to the Northampton department. You will be responsible for producing legal documentation to a high level of accuracy and working with your team to ensure deadlines and performance targets are met.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is looking to move into a growing practice and develop a legal career, as full training will be given around the end-to-end conveyancing lifecycle.

Main responsibilities

As a Conveyancing Assistant your remit will include providing excellent client care and service, answering incoming calls and dealing with enquires, sales updates and taking messages where required. As such, you will need excellent communication skills along with a customer service background.

You will be involved with the end-to-end conveyancing life-cycle which will include opening and inception of the files onto the relevant case management system, preparation of plot sale paperwork, procuring conveyancing searches, processing exchange of contracts, completion procedures, dealing with Land Registry requisitions on title, and registration procedures.

Furthermore you will undertake a range of administrative duties to support the Conveyancers which may include audio typing, data input onto the relevant case management and finance systems, dealing with incoming and outgoing post, and preparing bills.

Skills and qualifications

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills gained from previous experience working in a customer service position, preferably in an office environment. You will enjoy working as part of a team and also possess excellent organisational and time-management skills. A strong attention to detail is also required, as you will be drafting legal paperwork, inputting data and audio typing.

You will be passionate about helping people and like to be thoroughly organised to prioritise work independently. A legal qualification (LLB, CILEX, CLC, etc.) is not an essential requirement, but you must be able to demonstrate an interest in Property/Real Estate and show a desire to learn.

Essential knowledge and experience
  • Previous administration/customer service experience, ideally within an office environment.
  • Good team player
  • Good communication and client care skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Desirable knowledge and experience
  • Law qualification (LLB, CILEX, LPC, CLC, etc.)
  • Knowledge of conveyancing procedures and/or experience of working within the Real Estate sector (such as another Solicitors, Estate Agents, Mortgage Broker, Building Society, etc.)

You may also have experience in the following: Administration Assistant, Customer Service Administrator, Customer Service Assistant, Conveyancing Assistant, Property Assistant, Lettings Administrator, Property Sales Negotiator, Plot Sales Assistant.

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.