Trainee Conveyancer

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Job Description

Trainee Conveyancer

Experience level: Intermediate
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Plot Sales
Location: Birmingham or 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 role
The main purpose of the role is to assist the Conveyancers with a volume caseload of Plot Sales. You will be assisting in dealing with plot sales for house builders from reservation to completion
Main responsibilities
Set out below are examples of the functions expected for this role.  It is not exhaustive and anticipates flexibility by the individual in fitting in with any current (not detailed) or future initiatives the department/firm consider appropriate for the role.
  • Issuing of plot sale paperwork to include relevant contract/assurance required to deal with plot reservation.
  • Dealing with pre contract enquiries
  • Processing exchange of contracts
  • Preparation of relevant completion statements
  • Completion Procedures
  • Dealing with Land Registry requisitions on title
  • Registration procedures
  • Preparing documentation dealing with exchange/completion of part    exchange/chain break property
  • On line SDLT returns
  • Use of Land Registry on line
  • Procurement of conveyancing searches
  • Dealing with incoming phone calls
  • Dealing with incoming post/production of Bighand dictation/checking of work produced
  • Opening of paper files and inception on the Accounts System and DPS
  • Closing of paper files to include investigation of outstanding balances
  • Dead file requests
  • Preparation of indents for accounts completion packs
  • Use of Elite to include preparation of bills
  • Use of the DPS system or any replacement system the firm may install
  • Use of Word/Excel for production of spreadsheets and reports

General:

  • To provide a quality and accurate service to our clients
  • To establish and manage our clients’ expectations
  • Required attendance at Team Briefings
  • Willingness to participate in training/self development/the obtaining of relevant qualifications
  • Attend courses/seminars when required and outside of office hours if necessary
  • Be capable of managing own caseload without administrative support (where any support is absent or seconded to others)
  • Participate in a “buddy” system to provide cover for absent colleagues
  • Be IT literate and to follow the Firm’s policy in this request at all times
Skills and qualifications
We are looking for candidates with experience of the Conveyancing process of around 6-12 months.
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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