Assistant conveyancer/ Paralegal
Up to £25,000
Full Time, Permanent Contract

Who are we:
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About the business:
Our client is a leading regional law firm with an excellent presence in the local market. Their employees are at the heart of their culture which can be demonstrated with their low staff turnover and excellent employee benefits package. Due to expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen with the residential property department for a driven assistant conveyancer/paralegal.
This role will be working within the busy conveyancing department, managing day to day operational duties including liaising with clients in a professional and timely manner and effectively progressing conveyancing files. Providing a client focussed service when conducting property transactions in line with statutory and regulatory frameworks and best practice.
You would be joining a large, experienced and established team spread across 5 offices and dealing with the full range of residential property services.

If successful, you will perform the following tasks as a Assistant conveyancer/paralegal

*Request money for searches
*deal with proof of funding and action accordingly once in receipt of the same.
*Prepare all initial letters to the estate agent and the seller’s solicitor
*Check initial instruction forma and refer to the relevant person in probate if a Will is required and / or instruct or advise the client of a surveyor if required.
*Upon receipt of completed searches, check and report to client
*Raise enquiries, if necessary, with the sellers solicitor, communicating more technical enquiries to the fee earner to deal with and chase where necessary
*Check mortgage offer and refer to fee earner to if necessary
*Prepare mortgage deed and certificate of title
*Report to client with mortgage deed and obtain signature
*Report to lender if necessary
*(help to buy only) – check initial paperwork, report to client with MD to sign and submit form 1 and form 2 as appropriate.
*Review client response form regarding joint ownership. Refer as appropriate
*Undertake final checks on file to ensure all signed papers in and searches and funds available. Fee earner to sign off.
*Submit report on title if necessary – once signed by fee earner.
*Exchange contracts

*Request Title Deeds
*Request redemption figures
*Memorandum of sale / chase memo of sale
*Prepare letters on receipt of memo of sale
*Prepare contracts – if first registration or complex title / query – refer to fee earner.
*Fee earner to sign off contracts before sent to buyers’ solicitors.
*Send standard enquiries prepare letter to client
*Receipt of enquires – liaise with client for any queries and additional information
*Replies to be sent other party solicitor – only refer to fee earner if there is a query
*Send contract to client once approved – refer any amends to contract to fee earner for sign off.
*Upon receipt of redemption figure, send a copy to client.
*Upon receipt of transfer deed, check and send to client for signature
*Reply to requisitions and have signed off by fee earner.
*Undertake final check on file to ensure all signed papers in and redemption figures correct. Fee earner to sign off.
*Exchange contracts

The business will offer you the following employee benefits package:
*25 days holiday + bank holidays (Increasing in line with service)
*Holiday sell back scheme
*Bonus scheme
*Death in service scheme
*Pension scheme
*Parking discounts
*Enhanced sickness & maternity pay
*Westfield health scheme

To apply, you will be required to meet the following criteria:
*Experience working as an assistant conveyancer or residential conveyancing paralegal within a busy residential conveyancing department
*Proven customer care skills
*Ability to work efficiently and multitask
*Be a team player

How to apply:
If this Assistant conveyancer/paralegal vacancy is of interest to you , please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with Ross Roberts who is managing this vacancy, call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion.
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Additional information:

CRA Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

This vacancy is very popular with the local legal community, so please apply quickly to ensure your application is considered. As part of our candidate registration and care process we at CRA Legal aim to respond to all successful applications within 2 working days.

Job Reference: BBBH13581_1659346753

Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum

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