Assertive Solutions

Conveyancing Legal Secretary

  • Reference: RG425
  • Salary: £23,000.00 per annum
  • Type: Permanent, full-time

We are supporting our client with recruitment of an experienced Residential Conveyancing Secretary to support to the Residential Conveyancing and Private Client fee earners (1 each).  The right candidate will need to have had previous conveyancing experience and reside within a commutable distance to their office in Westerham.

DUTIES:

  • Open new matters/ case files 
  • Sending initial letters to other solicitors, agents and clients 
  • Prepare and send out necessary forms to client i.e sale/ purchase questionnaires – property information 
  • Upon instructions, prepare submit and draft papers on the sale to the buyers solicitors 
  • Managing title entries and associated documents
  • Keeping the file up to date between and exchange and completion 
  • Bankrupcy/ Land Charges Searches 
  • With instructions can exchange contracts 
  • Preparation day before completion of all necessary slips for accounts both incoming and outgoing 
  • Ability to deal with submitting online SDLT payments 

In addition to great secretarial skills the following skills are required:

• A good communicator & telephone manner
• An ability to assist clients as much as possible prior to sending messages to fee earners for return calls
• Opening matters and files on the system
• Producing initial letters to clients with the relevant forms for the client to complete and return
• Producing draft contract packages on sales and dispatching the same with appropriate letters
• Conducting searches on purchases via our Search providers and supplying such results to the fee earner for examination
• Preparing paperwork for completions
• Dealing with the payment of stamp duty following completion of purchases and also Land Registry applications

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