Conveyancer - St Leonards on Sea

Ref: 18 Date Posted: Friday 23 Oct 2020
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Our client has been providing expert legal services to the residential property market for over 20 years’. A vacancy has arisen for a Conveyancer to join their hardworking and dedicated conveyancing department.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of case handling; possess knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office as well as good time management and organisational skills. You will also have excellent communication skills, and have the ability to work both alone and as part of a team.

As a Conveyancer you will be organising and managing all aspects of the conveyancing transaction from instruction to completion.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualities:

  • Demonstrable experience of case handling
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Possess a helpful and positive attitude
  • Have a flexible attitude to working practices and demands
  • Be responsible, professional and trustworthy
  • Possess good time management and organisational skills
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Strong planning, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within a team
  • Have a personal commitment to equality and diversity

Qualifications Required:

  • Qualified by experience
  • Solicitor
  • Council of Licensed Conveyancers
  • CILEx 
  • Law Degree or completed PLC will also be considered
  • Degree and/or Internal process

Your duties as a Conveyancer would be:

  • Carrying out all legal aspects on residential property transactions
  • Dealing professionally with other lawyers, Estate Agents and all third parties associated with the transaction
  • Using the OMS to progress cases efficiently and to the timescale set by the Protocol
  • Being accountable for all dealings with other lawyers and other legal aspects on all property transactions
  • Assessing risks on every transaction by using skills to make pragmatic decisions and to ensure appropriate legal advice is given
  • Taking responsibility for the quality of legal advice given on every residential property transaction that is assigned to you
  • Ensuring that all activities and tasks required to be performed are undertaken promptly and proactively, prioritising where appropriate and support others to do likewise
  • Evaluating AML information provided by a client and assess whether this is acceptable. In the event of any serious concerns or suspicions you must consult the Money Laundering Officer
  • Ensuring that work is accurately carried out in the set time frame
  • Maintaining high standards of client care and service to third parties
  • Taking notes and action points on instructions as and when required
  • Identifying Additional Legal Services and ensuring that a client is advised and billed appropriately for these
  • Keeping appropriate and thorough telephone/file notes to accurately record client instructions
  • Ensuring due diligence in all areas of processing a residential property transaction to include Leaseholds, Freeholds, Registered Properties and Unregistered Properties
  • Types of Transactions to include Purchases, Sales, Re-mortgages, Auctions, New Build, Right to Buy, Help to Buy, Shared Ownership, Transfer of Equity, Lease Extensions and Deeds of Variation

Salary and Rewards Package:

  • Salary: Depending on Experience
  • 20 Days holiday plus Bank Holidays (Please note additional holiday days accrued at 1 day for every year’s service in the annual leave year following completion of the 1 years’ service increasing annually thereafter by one day up to a maximum of 5 additional days. Holiday years runs from 1st January to 31st December)
  • Enrolment into Company Workplace Pension Scheme 3 months after joining


  • Core working hours are 9am – 5.30pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch break
  • 37.5 hours per week, 5 days a week

(The office is open Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm and Sunday 10am – 3.30pm. The staff rota includes evening and Saturday working, which you will be notified of in advanced)


St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

Key Words:

Conveyancing, Conveyancer, Case Handler, Legal, Solicitor, Mortgage, Law Degree, OMS, AML, Microsoft Office, St Leonards, Hastings, Bexhill, East Sussex

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