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Legal Assistant - Residential Property - Redditch

We are seeking to recruit a legal assistant to join our busy residential team at our Redditch Office.  The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of residential conveyancing transactions including;

  • Registered and unregistered title
  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Remortgages
  • Transfer of Equity

It would also be an advantage to understand the SDLT forms, Land Registry Portal, Lender Exchange and LMS and Registration processes.
We will require you to have confidence in dealing with clients and professional contacts both in person and on the telephone, offering the best quality of service at all times.

Key Tasks

  1. Maintain Fee Earner’s diary arranging meetings and appointments. 
  2. Deal with routine client correspondence and queries.
  3. Attend to clients both in person and on the telephone in a manner in keeping with the firm’s standard of client care.
  4. Create and maintain client records on the firm’s database ensuring that all correspondence and file notes are recorded on the system.  
  5. Produce client correspondence and enclosures for mailing including client bills.
  6. Ensure the confidentiality of the client and firm’s information and documentation  at all times.
  7. Maintain client hard copy files including copying, storage and retrieval of information.
  8. Dealing with completion funds/slips 
  9. Ordering documents from Land Registry online system 
  10. Search requests/monitoring returns and ensuring payments are made 
  11. Stamp Duty completion 
  12. Ensuring cleared balances on accounts before closure
  13. Request payments and record receipts of client monies. 
  14. Arrange searches, reports and any other information as requested by the fee earner.
  15. Organising post and taking to the post office.
  16. To be responsible for typing, photocopying, filing, making and receiving emails and faxes
  17. To work in a safe and secure manner, with regard to the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  18. To undertake any other reasonable activity requested by the Firm

Hours: Mon – Fri 09.00 – 17.15 (Office Based)
Holiday: 26 days plus Bank Holidays
Salary: Dependent on experience

To apply for the position, please send your CV to Lisa Syrett – lisasyrett@hcbgroup.com