• Location: Exeter
  • Reference Number: LSW6420

Legal Southwest Ltd

Our client is an independent law firm based in Exeter which delivers exceptional legal advice to clients in the commercial and residential real estate sectors. Taking a joined-up approach they seek out solutions that embrace the unique needs of each individual or company. Their lawyers engaged, approachable manner combined with the delivery of concise, clear and commercially-led advice is what helps the firm to develop long-term client relationships.

Delivering a first-class service to their clients is a fundamental tenet of this practice. They cherish the long-term relationships they have with their clients which are based on years of consistent quality of service and attention.

On behalf of our client, we are seeking a Residential Conveyancing Solicitor to join their highly regarded team in Exeter.

In this role you will manage your own caseload in all aspects of the residential conveyancing process. You will have the skills and experience:

  • To participate in dealing with new enquiries;
  • To assist conveyancing assistants in preparation of draft contract packs and deducing title particularly for unregistered titles;
  • On purchase files to check the title to the property, ensure the contract has been properly approved and the transfer appropriately drafted;
  • To raise additional pre contract enquiries in accordance with the principles of the National Conveyancing Protocol;
  • To prepare the report on title for the client explaining the rights and covenants and not just referring the client to the title documents;
  • To deal with pre-contract enquiries on sales;
  • Check off on the case management system the to-do tasks as they are done in order to ensure the client and estate agent are kept up to date;
  • To speak with clients and estate agents on the phone to provide progress updates when requested and to deal with the same via email and always in a polite and professional manner; To take client instructions by telephone and email and keep detailed attendance notes of key instructions and where advice is given by phone or to follow up by email;
  • To ensure the SDLT return is correctly prepared and the client advised to take specialist SDLT advice if the transaction or their circumstances suggest it is prudent;
  • To review the risk assessment as often as necessary and alert compliance to any changes in the risk profile of the case;
  • To undertake exchanges of contracts in accordance with client instructions;
  • Supervising the conveyancing assistants in post completion requirements to ensure the title is properly registered and the lender requirements met particularly for leasehold properties in respect of the landlord/ management company requirements;

The successful candidate will want to be part of a growing and friendly team who work closely together and share the same ethos. They will also be enthusiastic about the development of the firm’s business in relation to client relationships and promoting new business ideas.

You will have excellent IT skills, excellent organisational skills, high attention to detail and accuracy and thrive when working under pressure. You will also possess strong communication and client face to face skills allowing you to inspire confidence with clients and colleagues across the firm.

This is a superb opportunity to work within a niche, professional law firm in the Southwest.

Please get in touch if you would like more information about this role or send your CV via the form below in complete confidence and we will get back to you.

Legal Southwest will never, without exception, send out your CV without your prior knowledge or consent so please be assured that we treat every application with the utmost confidentiality.

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