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BPL Solicitors
Location: Bournemouth
Job type: Temporary
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Karen Mear
Sector: Residential Conveyancing
Category: Fee Earner Jobs

Position Conveyancer/FE

Responsible To Conveyancing Manager

Location Bournemouth (and all other locations as

requested)

Contract – This is a fixed term contract to cover Maternity leave – could lead to a full time position dependant on business needs. 

You will be an experienced conveyancer, with the ability to deliver over budgets. Acting as principal case handler of all transactions allocated, you will be expected to deliver the highest possible legal and service standards. You will be expected to maximise profit for the company, and to engage in the management process and support the firms marketing campaigns; to build relationships with the firm’s introducers and clients and to encourage further business to the firm. We expect our staff to lead by example, and to work with the firm to embrace new technology and changes in the way that conveyancing services are delivered

Role Specific Requirements

 To provide a friendly, knowledgeable, proactive and professional service to our clients

 To ensure caseload is accurately and efficiently processed, and all targets met within the allocated working week

 The provision of expert legal advice in relation to residential conveyancing matters

 Ensure compliance with Service Level Agreements agreed by the firm from time to time with various introducers and SRA requirements and to ensure that your team is made aware of the Service Level Agreements and that they are adhered to at all times.

 To assist the Compliance Department as required

 To keep up to date with changes in the law, develop existing skills and improve knowledge of self and that of other members of the team

 Drafting and approving complex legal documents and correspondence

 To take clear and precise instructions, maintain records and progress transactions actively

 Conduct legal research and give appropriate advice.

 To protect the firm against service complaints and allegations of negligence by ensuring that all service and all advice is to the highest quality

 To effectively maintain and housekeep case management system reflecting the stage of the file, including accurate use of database, in accordance with the firms procedures as relayed from time to time

 To maintain the file ledger correctly at all times ensuring the matter is nil balanced as soon as possible following completion

 To ensue all telephone calls are dealt with/responded to within 2 hours of receipt or in accordance with service level agreement in place at that time and ensure accurate notes are made on the case management system

 All written communication to be clear and concise, to include post and emails

 To ensure that all files are kept in good and tidy order and that all filing is kept up to date

 To identify training needs of the team as and when required

 To ensure that all post completion matters are dealt with in a timely manner

 To ensure the preparation of financial documentation is accurate

 To meet all deadlines within the specified timeframes.

 To develop the practice of the firm by maintaining high standards of delivery and actively promoting all services wherever possible

 To possess a flexible approach in providing support to other teams dependant upon capacity, as required

 To ensure compliance with Continuous Professional Development requirements appropriate to qualifications

This is a description of the job as it is presently constructed. This will be reviewed periodically and updated to ensure that the job description fully reflects the responsibilities of the job.

Health and Safety Statement

All employees must observe and comply with bpl’s Policies and Procedures for Health and Safety.

Equal Opportunity Statement

All employees must observe and continually promote equal opportunities and customer care

Conveyancer / Fee Earner

Person Specification

A Experience, Knowledge & training

Essential

1. Minimum of 2 years experience working as a conveyancer

2. Effective verbal & communication skills

3. Ability to communicate clearly in writing

4. Financial awareness

5. Demonstrate good customer service skills

6. Experience of using a case management system or equivalent data base

7. Clear understanding of the Solicitors Code of Conduct

8. Clear understanding of the Solicitors Accounts Rules

9. Experience of working in a team towards set targets

Desired

10. Experience of running a large case load working to deadlines

B Education/Qualifications/Training

Essential

1. Minimum of 3GCSE’s, or equivalent, to include Maths and English

2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook

Desired

3. Part Ilex, Ilex, CLC qualified. Solicitor

C Attitude and other skills

Essential 

1. Positive and enthusiastic attitude

2. Organised, can do approach 

3. Accuracy, both financial and written

4. Flexible approach Interview

5. Ability to multi task

6. Ability to work under pressure Interview

7. Prioritise effectively and meet deadlines 

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