Solicitor – Real Estate

Salary Competitive Location Altrincham
Status Permanent, Full Time Benefits TBC

Responsible to:         Lauren Basger

Responsible for:       To manage a range of Residential Conveyancing property matters from initial instruction to the conclusion of the matter

Key Tasks

  • Ensure usage of KM’s Service Level Agreements with differing clients
  • To give estimates of costs to new clients using KM’s fee scale
  • To take initial instructions for Sale and Purchase of residential matters
  • To open files and progress matters in line with departmental procedures
  • To undertake administrative work on files including letter and form production and photocopying as required
  • To liaise with clients, estate agents, commercial agents, mortgage lenders and solicitors by telephone, post, e-mail or in person, as necessary, at every stage of the transaction
  • To manage a range of property matters from initial instruction through to matter conclusion
  • To undertake any additional delegated tasks including dealing with pre exchange of contract work, title reports, searches, raising enquiries etc
  • To manage post-exchange work and registrations, including completion statements
  • To manage post-completion work including stamping of documents, Registration and Scheduling of Deeds
  • To maintain your own diary and handle matters arising, in liaison with other Legal Advisers
  • To cover the residential property work of other Legal Advisers in their absence and assist where possible in relation to all other property related enquiries
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development
  • To achieve agreed levels of time-recording (as appropriate) in conjunction with the Marketing team, to contribute to business development activity and networking events
  • To provide support to other Legal Advisers and Assistants in the Residential Property Departments, as may be required
  • To undertake any other tasks as may be required from time to time relating to residential property matters.

Knowledge & Skills Required

  • efficient and well organised, with good control of diary systems and competent in the firm’s computer facilities;
  • ideally a qualified Solicitor with at least 4 years’ PQE but applications will be considered from those with alternative relevant qualifications or who can demonstrate equivalent skills and experience;
  • excellent knowledge of residential property processes and procedures;
  • effective oral and written communication skills;
  • pleasant and positive manner in dealing with colleagues and clients;
  • ability to evaluate a situation in the face of time constraints and react appropriately;
  • good time management, file organisation and personal organisation;
  • working in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department;
  • supervising and delegating work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate;
  • arranging and attending further client meetings where necessary to progress with the case and finalise documentation;
  • checking all documentation prior to signing and implementing;
  • calculating claims for damages, compensation, maintenance, etc;
  • administrative duties, e.g. completing time sheets so that charges for work can be calculated and billing clients for work done on their behalf;
  • taking referrals from other firms of solicitors when a conflict of interest arises or if they have no specialist practitioner available;
  • keeping up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and law reports;
  • undertaking a range of continuing professional development (CPD) activities;
  • be involved in the firm’s marketing activities generally.

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Accreditations and awards

Conveyancing Quality
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2020
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020
Khan Mather Conveyancing Award
Khan Mather Personal Injury Award
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2020
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020

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