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Senior Property Lawyer in Hastings

Senior Property Lawyer

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Full timeHastings, East SussexUpdated 3 days ago
CategoryLaw Jobs
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Our client is looking for senior property lawyers to join their busy team based in Hastings.

Main Duties

• Managing on a day-to-day basis a caseload within the Transactional Team which includes all aspects of the conveyancing transaction from instruction to completion, registration and closure of the file

• Ensuring due diligence in all areas of processing a residential property transaction

• Use the OMS to progress cases efficiently and to the timescales set

• Accountable for all other dealings with other lawyers and other legal aspects on all property transactions

• Assess risk on every transaction by using skills to make pragmatic decisions and to ensure appropriate legal advice is given

o Draft legal documents, to include: Standard Precedent Letters, Contract packs, Exchange letters, Freehold AP1s and Freeform letters

o Post Completion works to include: Preparing and sending applications to the Land Registry, Stamp Duty Land Tax submissions, File closures and Checking account ledgers

• Speak to clients and third parties, saving accurate telephone notes to OMS

• Give messages via email to the appropriate person when necessary

• Take telephone card payments for initial monies on account

• Chase clients for welcome packs or general file progression

• Working from reports – Chasing files and ensuring compliance

• Apply for searches: Conveyancing Searches through online system, Land Registry Searches and Pre-completion searches

• Complete SDLT forms online and correctly saving to the matter on OMS

• Check incoming faxes and save to correct OMS matter

• Send faxes via Zetafax when requested

• Provide support to a Conveyancer or Property Lawyer due to holiday or sickness

• Deal with tasks which have been assigned to you but recognising if a task becomes more complicated than anticipated and to refer this back to the Conveyancer for Risk Assessment/Resolution

• Update the Conveyancer or team when you have completed work/tasks (when appropriate) or you are unable to carry out a task and explain the reason

• Attend team meetings when required

• Attend regular appraisals to include annual performance reviews and monthly one-to-ones to discuss your performance and development

• Assist other departments as required by Management Team

Experience and Skills

• Have and maintain a positive attitude and flexible approach to your work and your colleagues

• Demonstrate a professional work ethic

• Excellent time keeping

• Exhibiting a ‘can do’ attitude within the workplace

• GCSE, or equivalent in Maths and English with a minimum grade C

• A level, or equivalent, in Maths and English with a minimum grade C

• Relevant experience would be an advantage

• Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook are essential

• Excellent communication skills, well-spoken and personable; able to get on with diverse personalities

• Friendly and approachable

• Reliable and consistent

• Flexible attitude to working practices and demands

• Responsible, professional and trustworthy

• Good time management and organisational skills

• Strong organisation, planning, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills

• Confident, resourceful and practical

• Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within a team

• Personal commitment to equality and diversity

Working Hours

• Core hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch break

• The office is open between:

o 8:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday

o 9:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday

o 10:00am to 3:30pm on Sunday.

• You will be required to work 5 days and no more than 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis.

• The staff rota includes evening and Saturday working, you will be notified in advance.

• Up to 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

We will try to respond to reply to all applications. If, however you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements advertised by CDH Recruitment Limited

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