Qualified Residential Conveyancer

Department Residential Conveyancing
Location Emsworth Office

Job Purpose

To support the Residential Property team and the firm in growing its client base through the promotion and delivery of excellent service.

Specific Core Functions:

  • Responsible for the conduct of residential property transactions from initial client contact through to completion, dealing with matter related enquiries;
  • Draft contracts for freehold and leasehold sales;
  • Be fully conversant with both registered and unregistered conveyancing work;
  • Identify title issues, raising / dealing with enquiries, for both registered and unregistered titles in both sale and purchase matters;
  • Deal with all aspects of re-mortgage transactions, transfer of equity including managing clients and lenders requirements;
  • Ensure compliance with lenders’ requirements at all times relating to panel membership;
  • Comply at all times with the obligations set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and other relevant regulatory bodies, particularly Solicitors Accounts Rules and CQS requirements;
  • Provide legal advice and assistance to existing clients, whilst developing own client base;
  • Record time and bill clients in line with agreed practice policy and charging rates;
  • Identify and initiate cross-selling opportunities to clients whether in conveyancing work or for other legal departments across the firm;
  • Be proactive in the business development of the Firm generally;
  • Ensure that outstanding client care is given at all times and maintain a highly professional approach;
  • Assist with the supervision/training of staff within the department and encourage their development;
  • Manage all files methodically and efficiently, in accordance with the Firm’s procedures and SRA/Lexcel requirements;
  • Undertake colleagues’ file reviews in a timely manner, if required to do so;
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of all practice/client’s documentation and/or information.
  • Contribute ideas to the Firm’s marketing strategy for winning new work and implementing agreed initiatives;
  • Networking within the local business community and with key referral sources in order to develop/maintain a high profile locally for the practice;
  • Contribute regular articles for the Firm’s website for clients and contacts.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive, with at least 1 years’ PQE;
  • Able to demonstrate a solid background in Residential Conveyancing with experience across the full breadth of relevant matters;
  • Excellent client care and communication skills across all levels;
  • An aptitude for business development;
  • Highly organised and able to manage a busy caseload with minimal supervision, meeting tight deadlines and maintaining high levels of accuracy;
  • Be IT literate.
  • Be driven, commercially aware and have a friendly and flexible approach
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work to and sometimes implement own processes;
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations using tact and diplomacy.

Organisational Expectations:

  • Contribute to the successful overall performance of the firm.
  • Create and maintain effective partnerships/relationships with colleagues, clients and the general public.
  • Develop and support the culture of collaboration and commitment to delivering quality services and outcomes.
  • Comply with the principles and standards set out by the firm in the office manual.
  • Proactively and positively contribute to the achievement of deliverables through individual and team efforts.
  • Build and sustain effective communications with other teams.
  • Contribute to the development of a pro-active and modern firm that meets the needs of the service.
  • Work effectively within a complex and changing environment.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job description are indicative and may vary over time.  Job holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the role.

Interested?

To apply for any of the roles available please send your CV and covering letter to Amelia Byles-Briggs; [email protected]