Post Completions Team - Legal Assistant

7 days left

England, Merseyside, Liverpool
£18000 - £21000 per annum
01 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017
Nick Tappin
Full time
Contract type

Thornton legal are working with a Top 100 Commercial Law Firm based in Liverpool. They are looking to recruit a Post Completions Team Assistant to join the Property Department.

The following services are undertaken by the Post Completion team: -

Opening both an electronic and (empty) paper file upon receipt of e-mail instructions from fee earner

Diarising the SDLT deadline and OS search expiry date

Adding new instruction to post completion schedule

Preparation of SDLT calculations and returns for client approval (* also see below)

Sending SDLT return to client for approval and requesting payment (if not already requested by fee earner) - this includes explaining how any tax has been calculated, and providing guidance notes on the potential need for further returns on rent reviews/holding over, and also whether any relief claimed could be repayable.

Submission of SDLT return and payment of tax if applicable

Preparation of electronic Land Registry application forms

Diarising cancellation dates when Land Registry requisitions are received and asking for extensions if necessary.

Maintaining the Task List to check on submitted Land Registry applications (to check that they have not been cancelled by Land Registry in error)

On receipt of the completed application from Land Registry, briefly checking that the transaction has been registered in the name of the client or leases noted, easements registered against superior title and that the plan matches that in the lease/TP1.

Updating Post completion schedule, and saving electronic completed documents into worksite

When time permits, the team will help out and deal with any Land Registry requisitions regardless of their nature, providing the team is able to do so.

Providing SDLT advice to fee earners, including performing more complex calculations.

Salary up to £20,00 plus benefits including:

25 days Annual Leave per annum - increasing to 32 days BUPA Private Healthcare

Prolonged (Long Term) Disability Scheme

Contributory Pension Scheme

Death in Service Benefit

Employee Bonus Scheme

Enhanced Occupational Sick Pay

Enhanced Maternity/Paternity

Buy and Release Annual Leave Scheme

Stated PQE and salary levels are for guidance only. All applications demonstrating the skills necessary to fulfil the role will be considered

Up to £250 paid in vouchers for successful referrals. Terms and conditions apply, please ask for details.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply through the advert or contact Nick Tappin at Thornton Legal directly. All applications treated in strictest confidence. 07525 660 386

Thornton Legal has strong relationships with law firms of all sizes and specialisms in the North West. We help build the careers of Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Assistants across a broad range of experience levels and we would be delighted to work with you now or in the future.

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