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Legal Director

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Cardiff, Wales, UK Get directions
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000
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Job Purpose:

We are opening a new office in Cardiff City Centre and need an exceptional and accomplished Legal Director to join our senior management team. You will work closely with our Managing Director and existing Legal Directors to grow and support the daily management and leadership of our Conveyancing Teams.

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Oversee all personnel across the Conveyancing teams and cohorts, ensuring all departments have sufficient personnel resource and are achieving their performance targets.
  • Plan and coordinate administrative procedures and systems and devise ways to streamline processes.
  • Oversee the assessment of staff performance and provide coaching and guidance to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Ensure the smooth and adequate flow of information within the company to facilitate other business operations.
  • Manage a variety of ongoing projects whilst ensuring all required deadlines are achieved.
  • Ensure all conveyancing team operations adhere to company policies and regulations.
  • Keep abreast with all organisational changes and business developments.
  • Act as a point of contact for employees within the administrative and conveyancing teams including supporting all individuals with Training and HR queries as they arise.
  • Support the Recruitment Manager with recruitment of administrative and conveyancing team roles including drafting job descriptions, reviewing candidate CVs, and attending interviews.
  • Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance is achieved across the conveyancing teams.
  • Providing leadership, strategy, and direction to the business and all departments as required as a member of the Directorial leadership team.
  • Effectively managing our customer service delivery functions including resolving escalated complaints, dealing with LEO matters, and providing training to members of the team as required.
  • Supporting with the design of IT systems to complement internal conveyancing practices and procedures.
  • Working with other industry leaders and trade bodies in changing the way we convey and in preparing for the digital future.
  • Attend all company Board Meetings in a Directorial capacity. 

Essential Skills: 

  • Proven experience in a Senior Management position within a fast-paced and paper-free Conveyancing firm.
  • Exceptional technical conveyancing knowledge and experience with training, managing, and mentoring trainee and experienced conveyancers.
  • Previous experience creating and implementing office/department/technical policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organisational and multitasking abilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google software including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sheets, and Docs.
  • 5 years PQE with current Practising Certificate.

Personal Qualities

Managing Yourself

  • Self-motivated and able to manage conflicting priorities and tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Copes effectively in demanding circumstances.
  • Good time management, adopting a flexible approach to work.
  • Demonstrates persistence and commitment to completing tasks and objectives.
  • Pays attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving working practices and supports company plans and policies.

Working with People

  • Confident in building and maintaining strong working relationships with staff of all levels of seniority.
  • Demonstrate a ‘can-do’ attitude including a willingness to help others within the company.

Problem Solving

  • Demonstrates sound judgement and good decision making when dealing with problems.
  • Able to identify a problem arising and can develop a solution or take the correct course of action.
  • Knows when to seek guidance or further input from others before taking action.
  • Checks that information is accurate and complete.
  • Looks for new solutions to problems as well as tried and tested methods.

Communication Skills

  • Able to communicate to colleagues in writing in a clear, constructive, and professional way.
  • Communicate with external stakeholders and clients whilst ensuring the company is always represented in a professional manner.
  • Willing to ask questions, listen to others views and accept advice.
  • Willing to contribute ideas and seek improvements and solutions.
  • Excellent customer communication skills including the ability to resolve complaints or escalations.

Benefits

Remuneration

  • Salary packages, Appraisals, and Reviews
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Subsidised Parking
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Hybrid Working
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Overtime
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Subsidised Conveyancing

Recognition

  • Recognition and Awards
  • Long Service Awards
  • Birthday Celebrations and Additional Time Off
  • Support with Charity Fundraising
  • Social Funds for Staff Parties

Development

  • Industry Leading Training and Development
  • Mentoring, Coaching and Teamwork

Health and Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing Training and Guidance
  • Holiday Cover
  • Individual Counselling
  • Workload Management
  • Stress Busing and Pampering
  • Back to Work Private Healthcare
  • Time Away From work
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Great Environment
  • Sabbaticals
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Tools and Support to Succeed
Nº employees 51-200
Founding year 2004
Products / Services Property (Residential), Public Law
Mission Convey Law is an innovative, award-winning and industry-leading conveyancing legal practice based in South Wales. Our philosophy is to be the very best at what we do and to exceed client expectations. We are the proud winners of a plethora of national conveyancing service, IT and business awards. Our revolutionary conveyancing practices have allowed us to lead digital innovation in our industry. Our paper-free environment and IT client portals have significantly decreased transaction timelines. In 2020, we became the first and only legal practice in the UK to integrate with HM Passport office for digital ID checks. We are regulated by The Council for Licensed Conveyancers and sit on the Board of Directors of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers and are Members of the Conveyancing Association.
overview We are an experienced and award-winning conveyancing legal practice established in 2004 by Managing Director, Lloyd Davies. As residential conveyancing specialists with over 20 years’ experience, we have used our revolutionary procedures to help formulate best practice within the industry. We are recognized for our innovative use of technology, having developed our own online portal to provide an easy, fast and efficient residential conveyancing service for all of our clients. In 2020, we became the first and only legal practice in the UK to integrate with HM Passport office for digital ID checks. In 2014, our commitment to staff development led us to establish our in-house training courses. The online courses were so successful in training staff and supporting business growth, that we established a training company - The Conveyancing Academy – to provide these courses to the wider conveyancing industry. Convey Law also has a charity arm, the Conveyancing Foundation. In 2010, we established our client Charity Lotto and have since raised over £800,000 for charity. This year, mental health and wellbeing is the focus of the Conveyancing Foundation’s work with its Be Kind We Care initiative.

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