Conveyancing Executive

Wykeham Hurford Sheppard & Son

London, England, United Kingdom Remote

Full time

£35-70k (annually)


Apr 21

This job is no longer accepting applications. 😥

The successful candidate will be either a qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer with previous experience of Residential Conveyancing case handling. In this role you will be managing your own caseload of Residential Property transactions with assistance from support staff.

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to source new business and build strong business relationships.

Tasks and Responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive Conveyancer to join a reputable firm and become an asset to their already established and growing Conveyancing team.

You will have:

  • Previous experience of managing your own Residential Conveyancing caseload
  • Excellent interpersonal and client care skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a busy team

Provide Legal Advice to Clients

  • Engage with prospective legal clients, produce matter estimates and pre-instruction documentation as required, follow up enquiries and overcome objections to instruction (or manage same if delegated to others)
  • Produce (or manage the delegated production of) timely, well considered, written advice to clients and the required legal documents to progress and conclude their matter
  • Ensure all aspects of the matter are fully recorded in the electronic Peppermint matter file
  • Ensure all necessary communication and actions are taken with third parties and relevant organisations to conclude the matter correctly

Client Service

  • Ensure that all client work is processed correctly and expeditiously, and that the client is kept regularly informed of progress and costs
  • Demonstrate a “Can Do Approach”, going beyond what was expected to deliver the early appointment, the urgent call back, the delivery of a piece of work and concentrating on how we can assist the client and, where possible, in exceeding their expectations
  • Exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner at all times


  • Achieve agreed levels of time recording and billing
  • In close liaison with the Credit Controller, have overall responsibility for credit control on own matters
  • Ensure effective financial management on files (e.g. regular billing, credit control, money on account, reduction in WIP lock up where achievable etc)
  • Delegate work effectively to other legal department team members and to the Legal

Support Assistants to ensure work is done profitably at the right level, and manage the timely delivery of those tasks

Risk Management and Compliance

  • Follow the firm’s agreed procedures, templates and processes, paying particular attention to risk management and compliance in relation to client matters
  • Comply with Solicitors Accounts Rules and the Rules on the Professional Conduct of


  • Comply with SRA, CILEX or other professional body membership requirements
  • Comply with continuing competence requirements of the SRA (or equivalent body)
  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of all the firm’s and client’s documentation and information
  • Comply with any obligations under the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme


  • Provide support to legal advisers and other colleagues as required
  • Attend any internal or external courses and events as required and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development
  • Ensure good working relationships with external institutions and organisations

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Wykeham Hurford Sheppard & Son

Established firm of Solicitors working for private and commercial clients throughout the United Kingdom