Remote Conveyancing Fee Earner

Davies & McGrath Law

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Fee Earning

Nov 20

Davies & McGrath Law seeks a Conveyancing Fee Earner have been helping our customers move house since 2011. We are currently undergoing a period of change which will not only support our continued growth but will also make the firm an even better place to work. To support our growth, we are looking to engage with experienced customer focussed Conveyancing Fee Earners.

The role of the Conveyancing Fee Earner is to ensure that the house buying process is conducted smoothly and consistently for our clients. We are looking for self-motivated Conveyancing Fee Earners who will take pride in delivering excellent customer service every time. The role is home based and once you are fully inducted, you will handle an ongoing case load of 60 to 85 cases at any one time with support from a Legal Assistant and our dedicated Onboarding and Post-Completion teams. This is a very flexible role for the right candidate.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Taking a client’s instructions.
  • Advising a client on the law and legal issues relating to their case;
  • Drafting documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client’s individual needs;
  • Negotiating with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives;
  • Researching and analysing documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure;
  • Supervising the implementation of agreements;
  • Coordinating the work of all parties involved; ·
  • Corresponding with clients and opposing solicitors;
  • Attending meetings and negotiations with other parties;
  • Working in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department;
  • Supervising and delegating work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate;
  • Arranging and attending further client meetings where necessary to progress with the case and finalise documentation;
  • Checking all documentation prior to signing and implementing;
  • Taking referrals from other firms of solicitors when a conflict of interest arises, or if they have no specialist practitioner available;
  • Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and law reports;
  • Undertaking a range of continuing professional development (CPD) activities throughout their career;
  • Respond quickly and efficiently to all client’s needs and requests.

Person specification

The successful candidate will have excellent negotiating and advocacy skills and the ability to follow good practice and procedure with particular reference to their specialist area of law. Essential qualities are good communicator with clients, professional colleagues and all persons working within the firm at all levels. Good administrative skills and the ability to follow department’s and the firm’s administrative procedures. It is expected that you will positively contribute to your own department’s and the firm’s continued expansion and be an active participant in all departmental meetings. It is anticipated that to be employed in this role you would be able to show that you possess the following characteristics: -

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Dedication and commitment
  • Commercial awareness
  • Analytical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Negotiating skills
  • The ability to plan work and prioritise tasks
  • Time-management skills · Interpersonal skills
  • The potential to lead and delegate responsibility
  • Flexibility and openness to new ideas
  • IT skills (MS Office, Case Management systems etc)
  • A professional approach to work, integrity and a respect for confidentiality

We are committed to employee development and will work with you to put a development plan in place to ensure that your time with us is a rewarding one.

We will pay the successful candidate between £26,000 - £42,000 per annum DOE. This is a fully remote role.

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Davies & McGrath Law

Davies & McGrath Law is an experienced Conveyancing Solicitors in Lancashire offering comprehensive legal advice