Property Paralegal

Location
St Albans
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Apr 2021
Closes
05 May 2021
Ref
J61675
Contact
Emily.Flewitt Flewitt
Job Title
Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Property Paralegal

St Albans

A role has arisen for a case handler to join a well established law firm based in St Albans within their property team.

The successful Property Case Handler will provide a fully effective service to clients by progressing client files under the direction of the conveyancer, and to provide administrative assistance to the conveyancing team.

Main Duties Include:

- Progressing the matter file under the solicitor's instructions.
- Maintaining control of the conveyancer's caseload to ensure that standards of matter conduct, file
management, administration, and accounting are maintained at all times.
- Assist conveyancer/s to bill all matters promptly and accurately; to maintain a justifiable and accurate
level of work-in-progress; to pay and collect disbursements in accordance with professional and internal
practice; to properly account for all client monies and effect transfers from client to office account when
appropriate.
- Assist conveyancer/s with their sale, purchase and remortgage matters; to include:
▪ ordering documents from the HM Land Registry and requesting title papers from lenders
where applicable
▪ preparing sale contract papers
▪ ordering searches on purchase matters
▪ requesting funds from clients and their lenders
▪ assisting in the completion of matters
▪ completing Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns and Land Registry applications
▪ scheduling of Deeds.
- General Administration duties

Experience Required:
- Knowledge, experience and passion for conveyancing law
- Educated to degree level
- Experience of working within a conveyancing department of a law firm
- Administrative experience in a law firm is desirable.
- Fast and accurate keyboard skills 50 wpm minimum.