CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Sue Ross Legal are recruiting for a Conveyancing Paralegal to join our client, a well-established and respected specialist law firm based in Derby. The prime role of the Paralegal is to provide a mix of fee earning and administrative support to the Senior Conveyancer/Solicitor to enable the team to operate at an optimum level. This will include, but will not be limited to, the main responsibilities given below. A Paralegal is expected to work well within a small team and the wider business whilst using a high degree of self-management and initiative. * Carry your own files from quotation through to post-completion with a view to progress towards full time fee earning role which will be reviewed quarterly. * Communicate with clients and encourage clients into the office. * Open files and accompanying procedures, to include production of confirmation of instruction letters, AML, Source of Wealth, and Funds, updating central records and the entering of entities and capacities on each new client/matter file. * To apply for searches on purchase transactions * To prepare Contract documentation for the clients to sign * Reporting to your client(s) on all aspects which affect their matter * Co-ordinate the exchange of contracts * Preparing the accounts packages and co-ordinating completions * Dealing with the post-completion work * Deal with incoming calls from clients, estate agents and solicitors * To use initiative to progress files alongside the Senior Conveyancer * To understand and comply with the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules * Provide guidance to colleagues when required * Undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development. * Ensure you always act in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures of the company in respect of client confidentiality & data protection, money laundering and health & safety issues Essential Skills and Qualifications * In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Conveyancing process. * A minimum of 24 months experience in a law firm or within a similar environment. * Excellent IT Skills with working knowledge of all MS applications, especially Word. * Excellent organisational and communication skills. Desirable Skills and Qualifications * Ideally a Law based qualification. * Have an in depth understanding of the legalities and administration process within the profession. * Have a desire to progress towards a formal Conveyancing qualification or SQE * Have a desire to progress a career in Conveyancing Personal Attributes * Self-motivation and ability to use own initiative to work independently * A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude * Good interpersonal skills * A positive approach to working under pressure in a busy office environment * Be reliable and diligent, with excellent attention to detail * Good judgement and a desire to do what’s right * A problem solver For more information about the above vacancy or for a confidential chat about our other vacancies throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, the North West and the North East, please send your details to us and one of our dedicated legal consultants will contact you. Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback to all applicants. Please assume that if you do not hear from us within 72 hours that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. May we take this opportunity to thank you for expressing an interest in one of our roles and wish you the very best in your search for employment

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