Legal Secretary – Residential Conveyancing

An opportunity has arisen for a Legal Secretary within our Conveyancing department and for this role previous experience is essential.  Working for one of our Directors in the residential conveyancing department.  You will be required to deliver secretarial and administrative support together with a flexible and positive approach to working in a busy and demanding growing firm. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Audio Typing
  • Dealing with clients over the telephone and face to face
  • Providing quotes to prospective clients
  • Land Registry Direct system application forms
  • Opening files and proceeding with the initial stages of conveyancing transactions
  • Completing Local Authority, Chancel and other relevant pre-exchange searches
  • Complete Stamp Duty Land Tax forms
  • Post-completion procedures
  • File Closure
  • Building up a good rapport with Estate Agents and other parties

About You

  • You take an active interest in and obtain a thorough understanding of client requirements
  • Previous experience of working within a conveyancing department
  • Experience supporting more than one Fee Earner
  • Confident, clear and articulate communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Well presented, appropriate to a professional business environment
  • Pleasant telephone manner speaks clearly and fluently
  • Ability to work in a planned and organised way with the ability to multitask
  • Monitors and maintains quality and productivity
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Experience of using a case management system preferred but not essential
  • You gain job satisfaction from providing the highest level of client service

Working as part of a wider Admin Team you will also be required to take part on the Admin Team rota and the hours for this are 8.30 –5.00, 9.00 – 5.30 and 9.30 – 6.00

This is an excellent role for someone who has a positive and flexible approach to work.  In return we offer an attractive salary and a great place to work!

Interested?  Please send your CV and covering letter to Liz Lister at [email protected]

The Backhouse Solicitors Team

Tel: 01245 893400
Email: [email protected]
Visit: 71 Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex Cm1 1JU

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