Plot Sales Paralegal

Job Description

Salary: £22 000-£33 000

The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our national Real Estate team provides a complete range of legal and advisory services on all aspects of commercial property for both the public and private sector. We advise on and draft heads of terms, development agreements and associated construction, planning and site disposal matters, funding arrangements, freehold transfer and associated due diligence procedures, grant assignment and lease renewals. Our clients range from major retailers, leisure operators, regional developers, local authorities, universities and healthcare providers. We have been involved in a range of projects from £100 million city centre regeneration schemes to smaller bespoke ventures. Our service includes the management of large property portfolios for occupiers and investors, advising on LTA 1954 renewals, easements, covenants, service charges and land registration.

The role

To manage a caseload of plot sales conveyancing files including Social Housing transactions including (but not limited to) shared ownership, right to buy, help to buy. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

You will manage a caseload of plot sales conveyancing files including those for social housing providers (inc shared ownership, right to buy, help to buy).

  • Checking titles and dealing with enquiries

  • Deal with any compliance issues.

  • Assist other case handlers with their caseloads of similar work.

  • Liaise with various parties such as other solicitors, clients etc.

  • Perform billing duties, ensuring bills are paid in a timely manner.

  • Satisfy standards of client care in accordance with Team Manager guidelines and directions.

  • Complete client MI procedures.

  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets.

  • Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures.

  • Keep up to date with legal developments.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

  • Previous experience working with housing developers is preferable but not essential

  • Excellent knowledge of conveyancing is essential

  • Ability to check freehold and leasehold titles

  • Complete SDLTs/Land Registry forms etc

  • Manage clients expectations

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).

  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets (both internal and client).

  • Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

 

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

 

  • We're committed to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential.  For more information please click  on the following link:

https://www.weightmans.com/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion

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