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Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Good Package
Location: Derby, Nottingham
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Connor Franks
Sector: Real Estate, Residential Conveyancing
Category: Licensed Conveyancer Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

To provide residential conveyancing support to their busy property department.

You would be working in their property department managing your own caseload utilising your residential conveyancing experience across a range of transactions, but with particular emphasis on transactions for housing association clients.

Responsibilities:
To be referred to in conjunction with the generic job description and your personal development plan, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
 Providing advice on time and to a high standard of technical competence in a broad range of residential property matters 
Running with their own caseload
 Working with other team members as circumstances require - either alongside senior colleagues on complex transactions or supervising/assisting less experienced colleagues
 Alongside the rest of the team and with the support of the marketing department, developing new business through the growth of existing clients of the firm and winning new clients through occasional marketing (including contributing to pitch and tender documents)
 Achieving budgeted hours and fees for the year as a minimum  Supporting the team in delivering the core principles of investors in clients to deliver exceptional client service

Technical skills
 Good legal drafting skills: able to provide clear, concise and commercially relevant solutions, explaining/advising succinctly on difficult and complex areas whilst winning their confidence and being aware of potential conflicts
 Residential conveyancing experience and record of managing own caseload is essential
 Experience of social housing is essential  Keen to maintain personal development and take advantage of training opportunities; keeping up to date with legal issues, law reports and journals together with legal developments and government policy within relevant sectors
 Good IT and keyboard skills, at ease with digital dictation, electronic time recording and document management systems
 An effective communicator and negotiator able to establish and maintain harmonious and professional relationships with clients and colleagues


Person specification
As part of the property team, you would be expected to have the following skills and experience:
 A team player with high levels of personal commitment and initiative, recording time promptly to meet financial goals with a good track record in achieving targets i.e. expected to achieve over six hours chargeable time each day.
 Flexible, ambitious, focused, results oriented with a track record of having taken responsibility for developing business
 Good organisational skills and experience of project management and delivering process efficiencies. Attention to detail tempered by a commercial approach, managing own time effectively whilst contributing to a positive team spirit
 Willing to spend time if required in the firm's other offices

Please contact Connor Franks, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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