Conveyancer – Residential Property

Purpose of the role

Samuel Phillips is a well established, respected and progressive law firm based on the very vibrant and historic Grey Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The role of the Conveyancer is to perform an integral fee earning and administrative role within our busy Residential Property Department, providing a first class customer service to our clients and/or third parties.

Competencies

  • At least 2 years experience working in a conveyancing role;
  • Excellent IT skills and proficient in the use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) CMS, previous experience of Ochresoft Intelliworks and Advanced Legal would be advantageous;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent telephone manner;
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise and use initiative;
  • The ability to work well under pressure and work efficiently to meet tight deadlines;
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To assist the team in the management of a residential property caseload, including new build purchases;
  • Dealing with Help to Buy Mortgages and ISA’s
  • Dealing with file related queries either face to face or by telephone;
  • Processing property matters on a timely and cost effective basis;
  • Proactive and effective maintenance and management of files;
  • To ensure that clients are dealt with efficiently and politely and that appropriate legal matters are raised with the team leader or Head of Department as appropriate;
  • To attend to clients, taking instructions, and conducting letter and telephone enquiries as necessary;
  • To use the correct Practice procedures and systems in order to manage cases effectively and in accordance with the firm’s standards and legal requirements;
  • To improve and enhance the firm’s client base by effective liaison with existing clients and introducers;
  • To maximize the firm’s potential to cross-sell services by identifying appropriate opportunities;
  • To manage own work allocation, productivity and quality of work with minimum supervision;
  • To ensure our clients and third party referrers and contacts receive the best possible service at all times. To work and behave in a professional manner;
  • To adhere to the policies, procedures and protocols within the Quality Procedures Manual;
  • To promote and embrace Equality and Diversity across the firm and within the business communities we engage with.

Key Responsibilities

  • Processing post daily and in a timely manner;
  • Verifying client identification in accordance with the firm’s Money Laundering Policy and protocol;
  • Ensuring all telephone calls are returned within 2 hours wherever possible or at the latest, prior to close of business on each working day;
  • Ensuring all emails are responded to within 24 hours;
  • To run and manage a varied caseload.

To apply, please send your current CV and a covering letter to our Chief Executive Sharon Boyd, via sharonboyd@samuelphillips.co.uk by noon on Tuesday 1st September.

Benefits of working for Samuel Phillips Law

For Experienced Solicitors

  • Excellent CPD – whether technical or soft skill development
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching culture
  • Support to enhance your business development skills
  • Support to develop relationships, key partners or collaborators
  • Employee benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Progression development
  • Rising Star programme

For Trainees & Paralegals

  • Excellent coaching and mentoring from across the entire team
  • Opportunities to develop your professional network
  • Membership and key role within ‘Fresh Connection North’
  • Study leave
  • Employee benefits
  • Progression development
  • Rising Star programme

For the Business Support Team

  • Excellent coaching to enhance your skills
  • Project management opportunities
  • Event planning and management
  • Highly supportive working culture
  • Employee benefits
  • Progression development
  • Opportunities to participate in team branded events
  • Champion Scheme: QA, events, practice management

For Work Experience

  • Exposure to all aspects of general practice
  • Access to advice and guidance from professionals
  • Work shadowing
  • Court attendance
  • Keeping in touch for careers advice and opportunities

If you are looking for an opportunity to undertake some work experience at Samuel Phillips Law, please contact our Chief Executive, Sharon Boyd with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining the types of experience you would like to be exposed to.