4 months ago
Based in Sheffield. Travel to our other offices may occasionally be required.
Salary is commensurate with experience and negotiable
A fantastic opportunity at a well-established integrated corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York. We now seek an individual who is ambitious, enthusiastic and innovative. In return, we offer an excellent opportunity to join an expanding and successful team, where you can shape your own future.
The role will be required to provide legal support to the Residential Property Team as well as managing a caseload under the supervision of a solicitor; this will involve residential sale and purchase files, plot sales, dealing with the files from instruction to completion, using the Firm's in-house workflows and case management system including screens and tasks.
Duties include liaising with clients by phone, email, letter etc where you will be required to identify issues / matters relating to their files and receiving instructions. The role includes liaising with estate agents, mortgage brokers, other solicitors, HM Land Registry and others as appropriate to the particular matters.
You will be required to create and prepare letters and correspondence through the case management system including legal documents such as contracts, deeds and legal charges, and identify complicated title issues that require the attention of senior member of the team.
It expected that you will be able to produce client bills at completion or when appropriate and prepare financial statements reports for use by fee earner and clients.
You will also be required to perform research into legal documents and records, so you should have the ability to analyse large amounts of data, as well as having good organisational and excellent communication skills
You should possess strong Excel and IT skills; with a positive outlook and be a team player with the ability to use initiative. Overall you should be motivated, flexible and preferably assisting with legal issues.
You will be in regular contact with colleagues from other areas within the firm, and accordingly, you should have the confidence and ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels, both in writing and verbally.
The department is relaxed and informal, but extremely professional. We put clients' needs first, so you will need to have the ability to prioritise your workload and be able to work to and meet deadlines, whilst having an excellent eye for detail and a concern for quality and accuracy. You should have the ability to develop relationships; it would be an advantage if you have experience of identifying and developing marketing opportunities.
Ideal candidates will preferably have attained a degree (or equivalent) in any discipline (a law degree is not essential) as we believe this will give you the experience needed to carry out this role. Previous experience within a Law Firm is preferential but not essential providing the candidate can demonstrate potential to be trained into this role. This role is perfect for candidates looking to start at assistant level and progress in time to a Conveyancer / Licensed Conveyancer.
If you are interested in this fantastic role do not hesitate to apply below!
Additional Resources Ltd is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003
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