Legal Assistant - Conveyancing Department

Rowberry Morris Solicitors

Staines-Upon-Thames, England, United Kingdom

Full time

Conveyancing

Jun 20

Legal Assistant Vacancy – Conveyancing Department

Rowberry Morris are looking for an experienced Legal Assistant to join our Conveyancing Department based in our Staines office.

Skills/Experience

  • Computer skills including using Microsoft Windows/Word, any experience using case management systems would be advantageous
  • Ability to prioritise work, function efficiently under pressure and remain calm and professional
  • Ability to work to set deadlines and produce accurate work
  • File management skills
  • Diarising key dates/actions is vital and ensuring they are followed up to satisfactory completion of the date/action
  • Ability to demonstrate and implement initiative when working on files
  • Enthusiasm and a positive “can do” attitude, with a willingness to continued learning and development

Duties include:

  • Preparation of correspondence and documents using audio word processing and digital dictation
  • Opening files, conflict checks, and closing files
  • Making appointments, arranging meetings and maintaining diaries
  • Supporting departments and junior secretaries
  • Assisting accounts staff in generating bills in a timely manner and monitoring payment
  • Preparation and dispatch of post, emails and faxes with relevant enclosures
  • Assisting fee earners with post-exchange, pre-completion, completion and post-completion matters on residential and commercial property files, including but not limited to the following:

- Sending out exchanged Contracts on residential and commercial property matters.

- Ordering OS1 and OS2 searches and reporting any issues to the fee earners.

- Carrying out bankruptcy searches and flagging any issues to the fee earners.

- Preparing completion statements on a range of residential and commercial matters.

- Issuing and serving notice on Managing Agents, Landlords and Management Company’s.

- Managing completions and informing clients, agents and solicitors once completion has taken place.

- Putting various indemnity policies on risk and sending to clients following completion.

- Dealing with client balances and returning funds to client.

  • Preparing account forms to send payments such as purchase funds, agents’ invoices, stamp duty and land tax.
  • Dealing with registrations of residential and commercial property files at the Land Registry.
  • Dealing with any incoming requisitions from the Land Registry.

Salary is competitive and dependant on experience.

Applicants with a commute over thirty minutes will not be reviewed.

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