Residential Conveyancer

Requirement Qualifications

  • Solicitor, Legal Executive or CLC
  • 2 – 5 years PQE
  • Extensive experience in Leasehold matters required

Reporting to

  • The Head of the Conveyancing Department or to whomsoever the Partners shall from time to time delegate this responsibility

Role & Responsibilities

To include, but not limited to:

  • Being responsible for the conduct of residential conveyancing matters including:
    • Sales, Purchases and Re-mortgages
    • Freehold & Leasehold Conveyancing
    • Transfers of Equity
    • Equity Release Schemes
    • Leasehold Enfranchisement
    • Acquisitions of land or property for development
  • To provide support to existing Conveyancing Fee Earners and the relevant Partner and/or Head of Department
  • To assist in particular with the promotion, development and marketing of the Property Department and cross referral of clients to other fee earners
  • To achieve Fee Earning targets as set by the Partners
  • To attend Firm meetings including monthly Lawyers’ Meetings and Property Department Meetings
  • To comply with the Firm’s Policies and Procedures and to adhere to standards set by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme
  • To comply with the SRA handbook including SRA Accounts Rules when dealing with office & clients’ money
  • To maintain the image and integrity of the Firm at all times and to deal with clients in a courteous manner
  • Ad-hoc tasks and projects as detailed by the Partners

Person Specification

Key skills to include:

  • Personally efficient and well organised
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, completing high volume of workloads on a daily basis
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Computer literate and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Good verbal communication and telephone skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self Sufficient – ability to complete workloads independently using the case management system to maximise efficiency and limit use of support staff resources

Hours, Place of Work & Salary

  • Part-time with potential of working full-time going foward
  • Based in Central Reading but may be required to visit and attend to clients/contacts primarily in Berkshire/South Oxfordshire

Competitive salary based on experience


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Barrett & Co Solicitors LLP is an established, successful and progressive Law firm, based in Reading town centre, offering a wide range of legal services to both private individuals and corporate clients. The provision of an excellent, personalised client service is the focus of the firm as well as having a friendly, practical and efficient approach.

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