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Licensed Conveyancer, CILEX or Solicitor

We are recruiting for a qualified conveyancer with a reasonable amount of experience (which may be pre-qualification) to join our hugely successful and busy residential team.

The role will provide much needed extra support as the market shows no signs of slowing down. With this in mind, we would be happy for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

As a modern, leading, independent commercial law firm, we are proud of our history and long standing reputation in Bristol and the South West.  We strive to maintain the same standards of integrity and client service that have characterised Meade King throughout its existence.

TO APPLY: Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, along with your salary expectations and notice period to Anna Travers-Rose – atr@meadeking.co.uk

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PARALEGAL/ LEGAL ASSISTANT – RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING TEAM

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Provide a high quality legal service at a fair cost to clients of the firm

Improve the profitability of the firm

Actively promote the firm's business

Proactively participate in the team environment committed to values and objectives set out in the firm's Strategic Plan

OBJECTIVES

To provide our clients with a high quality legal service in accordance with the firm’s procedures

To collaborate with other members of the department and the team to provide each client with the legal services which they request to an appropriately high standard

To ensure that all information concerning clients and their affairs is kept confidential

To assist others in the achievement of their objectives

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 To provide administrative support to the Residential Conveyancing Team

Providing quotes to prospective clients

SOS database file opening, closing and archiving

Ensuring client care letters of appointment are issued and filed

Maintaining an index of useful precedents and resources from completed matters

Preparing Completion Statements for client monies

Preparing initial drafts of standard documents

Carrying out legal research on various topics – mostly via Practical Law

Carrying out Companies House/ CreditSafe/ Property and Land registry searches

Assisting with Money Laundering and Fraud checks

Preparing and submitting SDLT Returns

Preparing and submitting Land Registry applications

Photocopying and scanning

Liaising with clients and third parties where required via telephone and email

Being generally proactive to assist Residential Conveyancers with their caseloads

To deal with all aspects of the matter competently and expeditiously in accordance with the standards set by the firm

To comply with the firm’s Office Manual and procedures

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

To work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards of the profession

Comply with procedures set out in the Office Procedures Manual (OPM), including for example the accounts procedures, complaints handling and anti-bribery and corruption policy

Carry out duties given by the partners or supervisors faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Demonstrate a continuing desire to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes required to support a firm offering legal services

Support internal procedures and systems of MK including file / case management, time recording

Participate in team meetings

Share information with colleagues

Attend internal training and external training as and when required

To respect partners, staff and Clients, and in turn earn the respect of the department and clients

SUCCESS CRITERIA

Compliance with the firm's quality and other procedures

Maximising personal achievement through high and beneficial use of available working time and recording this effectively

Identifying potential market opportunities for exploitation by the firm, particularly with regard to the firm's business development plan

Achievement of agreed annual financial management and other professional objectives

Completing file matters to the satisfaction of the client

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level

A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty

Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner

Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings. Able to deal sympathetically and appropriately with clients and to show empathy with them

Excellent attention to detail

Must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure

The flexibility to work outside normal office hours as may be required from time to time

SALARY: Market-rate

TO APPLY: Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for this role to Anna Travers-Rose – atr@meadeking.co.uk