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Job Description


Experience level: Advanced
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Conveyancing
Location: Northampton
The firm
A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.
The team
Shoosmiths Private Client Conveyancing Team offers a highly professional conveyancing service designed to make the process of buying or selling property as efficient and stress-free for their clients.

Shoosmiths remains the largest firm of conveyancing solicitors accredited under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The conveyancing service provided by our Private Client Practice maintains the same high standards corporate clients have come to expect of Shoosmiths and is consistently commended in national consumer service awards.

The role
To be expert with the technical elements necessary to provide a quality and comprehensive conveyancing service with a customer service focus and working in accordance with the Shoosmiths Values and Agreed Behaviours.
Main responsibilities
  • Competently, confidently and consistently undertake all key functions within a conveyancing transaction.
  • To be able to handle Freehold, Leasehold, Unregistered, New Build and Shared Ownership sale and purchase transactions with minimal supervision.
  • Supervise paralegals with systems and processes to ensure the efficient running of a transaction.
  • Manage and develop working relationships with all work providers.
  • Deliver a high standard of customer care to all clients and work providers.

Depending on management experience, the opportunity to manage a team of 2-3 paralegals and ensure your team can manage a volume caseload with minimal assistance.  You will have account responsibility for managing referrals from key  and be required to attend their regional meetings from time to time, seeking to establish a co-working relationship with our suppliers, to help meet their deadlines and targets.  You will need to ensure that your paralegals retain strong relations with work providers and are familiar with forecasts to enable them to work together with their providers to achieve common targets.

You will be required to attend the office on a regular basis during your probation period for training and supervision purposes.   There will be an opportunity for agile working once successful completion of probation.

Equal opportunities
Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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