Head of Property

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Negotiable DOE
Closing date
13 May 2021

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Amazing Head of Department opportunity
Head of Property vacancy is available for Senior Conveyancing Solicitors

A friendly local Leeds based law firm are looking for an experienced Conveyancing Solicitor to head up their Property Team. The department operates out of two offices in Greater Leeds. The successful candidate will be a diligent, confident, self-motivated and experienced solicitor.

As well as running your own caseload of Residential Conveyancing matters, you will also have day to day management responsibilities including supervising and supporting staff, ensuring the firm and its staff remain compliant with CQS and be involved in growing the department. You will report to the Partners and attend the quarterly Partners meetings.

Experience requirements for this role are:

  • Minimum 5 years Post Qualification Experience in Residential Property
  • Experience dealing with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing
  • Good technical knowledge
  • Pro-active approach to risk management
  • An interest and ability in business development
  • At least 2 years' experience in supervising staff
  • Able to demonstrate confidence and self-motivation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Managing your own caseload
  • Dealing with the legal matters surrounding the buying and selling of properties
  • Advising clients on all aspects of the buying or selling processes
  • Dealing with file related queries either via email or by telephone
  • Attending with clients, taking instructions and conducting enquiries as necessary
  • Title checking
  • Signing certificates of titles

Competitive Salary circa £45K-£55K DOE and a wonderful opportunity to advance your career for those with the suitable experience wanting to take on the added responsibility that comes with the role.

For more information please contact Nicola Mackenzie 0113 467 7571


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




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0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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