Conveyancing Assistant

Location
England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
13 Mar 2018
Closes
10 Apr 2018
Ref
907521
Contact
Faith Kelly
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Our client delivers the highest standards and strives for excellence for their clients across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. Through their commitment to developing strong and long-lasting relationships, they have created the foundation of a successful business and achieved many prestigious accolades including Legal 500, Chambers UK, LEXCEL and Investors in People. This firm now has the need to recruit a Conveyancing Assistant to join the Residential Conveyancing team, based at the Cambridge office. The role is a mixture of secretarial and paralegal duties.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 18 months residential conveyancing experience
  • Strong secretarial skills
  • Well organised with good IT and Administration skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Have an excellent telephone manner
  • Ability to work under pressure to set deadlines
  • Willingness to work well as part of a busy, friendly team
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service

Daily Duties:

Secretarial

  • Carrying out a secretarial role to support Fee Earners.
  • Assisting with a broad variety of administrative tasks, from audio typing to filing confidential client correspondence.
  • Having direct client contact, via telephone, email and face to face.
  • Ensuring departmental systems and firm-wide procedures are followed.

Paralegal

  • To manage an agreed caseload
  • To process client's cases on a timely and cost effective basis
  • To collect outstanding disbursements as soon as feasible and to bill promptly
  • Dealing with and logging client enquiries
  • Dealing with email and any other correspondence
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Preparing Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns
  • Preparing applications to the land registry
  • Preparing completion statements
  • To keep technically up to date by training and research
  • To maintain targets for both fees and time recording
  • Adhering to all Lexcel accreditation best practices

In return, this firm offers a competitive salary, a supportive and friendly environment with colleagues who are passionate about what they do.

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