Business Support Opportunity

Paralegal - Residential Conveyancing - Luton – Full time

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join our established and reputable Residential Conveyancing Department based in out Luton office.  Under supervison the successful applicant will contribute to providing administrative support within a very fast paced environment to a number of busy fee earners.

The Paralegal role may suit someone who has recently completed a Law Degree and/or the Legal Practice Course.  Please note that this role is not a stepping stone to a Training Contract.

Purpose of the role

The Paralegal will be available to provide hands-on transactional support to fee earners and Partners within the department - initially under supervision with increased autonomy with experience and demonstrated capability.

Key Responsibilities: Under supervision, the role involves;

  • Utilising a case management system to ensure property transactions are progressed efficiently and ensuring all aspects are updated within the system
     
  • Providing quotes to prospective clients, opening files, preparing initial new client correspondence
     
  • Under instruction producing precedent letters (adapting where necessary) and preparing key property forms for fee earner approval
     
  • Providing verbal/email progress reports to the relevant supervising fee earners, clients and other parties involved in the transaction
     
  • Responsibility for document management – saving key documents electronically and preparing enclosures and copy documents as necessary during the transaction
     
  • Entering and updating key financial information in the case management system and preparing completion statements
     
  • Dealing with post completion administration within the required deadlines and maintaining good housekeeping at the end of a transaction including closing the file
     

Person Specification: The role requires someone who;

  • Has a genuine interest in property law and demonstrates good academics – previous Paralegal property experience will be a distinct advantage
     
  • Has good organisational skills and is unfazed by a fast paced work environment
     
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
     
  • Has a ‘get things done’ attitude with a natural sense of urgency
     
  • Has a professional and courteous telephone manner
     
  • Works well in a team
     
  • Is reliable

 

We would be delighted to hear from you if a Paralegal role is of interest or if you have any questions.  Please do make your application by sending a covering letter and CV addressed to Derri Nelson, People & Talent Assistant, derri.nelson@taylorwalton.co.uk or by post to Taylor Walton, 28-44 Alma Street, Luton LU1 2PL