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Legal Assistant

Posted 31 January by Countrywide Featured Ended

Legal Assistant


Job Purpose

Under the supervision of, and working in partnership with your allocated Property Lawyer, assist in the management of their caseload of mixed sale and purchase residential property transactions.

To work with your aligned lawyer to maximise exchanges within your Legal Team.

To proactively progress transactions managing inbound and outbound telephone calls and building enhanced relationships with your clients in order to deliver a service of excellence whilst maximising profitability of the company.

Key Result Areas

-To thoroughly understand the conveyancing process and be able to (but not limited to):

oAlong with your aligned lawyer, be the main point of contact for all communication from clients and other lawyers directly related to the transaction, verbally and through email

oPro-actively progress transactions by identifying what/who needs to be chased and undertaking this chasing i.e documentation, funds etc

oUndertake chaser work as directed by your aligned lawyer

oPro-actively keep your clients updated

oChase exchanges and arrange and negotiate completion dates

oCo-ordinate related sale and purchase transactions

oWith supervision, draft letters to clients/ other parties to the transaction

oWith supervision, deal with basic sale enquiries

oResolve file escalations to move the transaction forward (with lawyer guidance if required)

oAssist your lawyer dealing with name discrepancies of clients i.e chase client identification

oPro-actively keep group EA/MC updated where required

oAccessing third party websites to obtain information as directed by your lawyer i.e FENSA, planning portals, Aviva, TM etc

oAdmin e.g. filing, photocopying etc

Communication and Working Relationships

Internal - Liaise with other legal teams, team managers, client accounting and shared services.

External - Liaise with prospective and existing clients, estate agents, other solicitors and Conveyancers, mortgage lenders, brokers and other work providers.

Reference: 34360969

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