Residential property Conveyancing Secretary/Assistant
Our client’s residential property team in Newcastle is looking to recruit a Conveyancing Secretary/Assistant due to expansion The successful candidate would be joining a supportive and collegiate team which prides itself upon its ability to deliver a tailored service to all of its clients.
You will provide full support to a Conveyancer, handling a mixed caseload of residential sales, purchases and remortgages. This could be on a full time or part time basis – 3 days per week minimum.
Duties will include:
• Providing administrative support to one or more solicitors/fee earners
• Opening files on practice management system
• Undertaking Solicitors Regulation Authority checks on law firms
• Photocopying and scanning
• Corresponding with clients and/or other law firms by e-mail, letter or telephone
• Ordering property searches
• Dealing with clients face to face and via telephone
• Producing and amending legal documents
• Applying to Land Registry with applications for registration following completion
• Scheduling completed documents and forwarding these to client
• Closing and archiving files, updating computer systems and dealing with any outstanding balances
• Dealing with requisitions raised by HM Land Registry
• Carrying out ID checks and Money Laundering checks on clients
• Pursuing Initial Client Documentation
• Dealing with LMS and Lender Exchange systems to update cases
• Typing dictation
• Preparing bills and Completion Statements and setting up completions in liaison with Accounts Department
• Abating and re-issuing bills
You will need:
• A minimum of 12 months experience as a Conveyancing Secretary/Assistant;
• Good understanding of the conveyancing process including use of lender portal,
• Accurate typing skills and use of IT;
• Good communication skills both verbally and in writing, with a friendly professional
• Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, prioritise;
• Experience of case management system would be advantageous;
• A proactive approach to work, setting own deadlines, updating clients and contacts;
Competitive salary and benefits package including; bonus scheme, contributory pension, hybrid working, life insurance, 25 days holidays and holiday purchase scheme.
Fantastic progression opportunities and a great place to work – they pride themselves on their work/life balance, client care etc.
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