10 months ago
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aunders and regulators but in particular we act for a significant number of charities and housing Lsitsigoactiiaotnio, nHso. u sWinge, aErme palo y“mfuell nts,e Prvriocjee”c tfsir m& Pwriothp esrtpye. c iaOlivsetsr tihne Bpaanskt infegw, Cyoemarms ewrcei ahl/aCvoer pgorroawten, significantly and now have approximately 240 employees. The Department: Property is at the heart of Devonshires’ business within the firm. The Securitisation team currently has 4 dedicated partners, 13 solicitors and 22 other fee earners and administrators working on property transactions with a broad range of clients from registered providers of social housing and care homes, charities and private developers, acting on developments from a handful of units to thousands. Job purpose We are seeking to recruit a Paralegal to assist our Securitisation team based in our London office. We are looking for someone with previous conveyancing experience. You will have excellent attention to detail and be able to manage your own caseload. This is a demanding role that will require flexibility and the ability to successfully prioritise competing demands. Main Duties and Responsibilities: This is not an exhaustive list and from time to time it may be necessary to vary these to meet the department and business needs.
Assisting the Solicitor supervising you in the securitisation team with specific tasks allocated on his/her files to include: identifying Titles, obtaining Official Copy Entries and Office Copy Documents from the Land Registry Link, carrying out Searches, obtaining items from Local Authorities, chasing for outstanding items, carrying out precompletion Land Registry Searches and dealing with postcompletion matters;
Providing the Solicitor supervising you with progress reports as and when required;
Assisting with the organising and maintaining of the Solicitor’s tidy and accurate files electronically;
Providing cover and support to the other paralegals within the team as and when required and assisting on securitisation matters;
Meeting targets that may be set from time to time;
Following department procedures, the Solicitor’s accounts rules and the Firm’s policies and procedures as detailed in the Office Manual;
Undertaking such duties and tasks that are appropriate for the role of Paralegal such as changes in information systems and new technology as may reasonably be required.
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Selfmotivated, enthusiastic, tenacious and approachable.
Be assertive and confident with dealing with people at all levels.
Be calm and professional at all times.
Be punctual and flexible. If you have capacity, you may be required to help other departments, or team members, though this tends to be very rare. Desirable
2:1 degree or equivalent in Law (or appropriate conversion).
Successful completion of the LPC or studying the LPC part time.
Knowledge of DMS (Document Management System). If you would like further details or wish to apply for this position please .ukand also complete the diversity monitoring questionnaire which can be accessed by clicking here. Devonshires Solicitors is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. As such all job applicants, employees, partners and third parties who come into contact with us, will receive equal treatment, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from groups where we are underrepresented. For this reason we ask that all candidates complete the recruitment monitoring survey in complete confidence for statistical purposes in order that we can effectively monitor how well our Diversity procedures are working. To review our policies on Diversity Inclusion and Dignity at Work please visit our recruitment pages.