Job Opportunity

Residential Conveyancing Internal Locum Solicitor

All Offices (Luton/Harpenden/St Albans)


5 years+ PQE

Job Description

About Taylor Walton

Taylor Walton is a well-established and highly regarded regional law firm with offices located in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.  We provide legal advice and solutions to business owners, FTSE 350 companies, public and private sector organisations, charities and high-net worth individuals.

We organise our legal services by expertise; Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Residential Conveyancing, Family and Private Client.  Clients may well be supported through their business and private life experiences by a number of our practice areas with many clients engaging our services for many years.

Our reputable success is attributed to the calibre of our people.  In the same way that we are committed to provide exceptional quality legal services to our clients, we are committed to fostering an engaging and supportive environment in which to work and develop a rewarding career.  We are very proud of our exceptionally high staff retention rate and an average length of service unrivalled within our region.

About the Team

Based across all of the Firm’s branch offices our reputable Residential Conveyancing team is made up of specialist property lawyers which has led to the Firm gaining a reputation as one of the leading property law firms in the South East.

The size and calibre of the team means that we are able to offer a wide range of complex residential property related services such as transfer of equity, buy to let investments and equity release, in addition to the re-mortgaging buying and selling services.

In recognition of the high standards of the Residential Conveyancing team the Firm has been awarded the Law Society’s CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) award.  The focus of the team is to deliver a dedicated, personalised service to our clients whilst providing tailored expert legal advice.  Our Residential Conveyancing lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of the local and wider property market which acts as a real advantage for our clients.

Person & Skill Specification

  • Extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of conveyancing matters is essential – from standard sale and purchase matters to more complicated new build transactions.  Being able to quickly read into files and step-in to handle a busy caseload is a key part of this role.
  • Proficient with online systems and able to utilise a complex document management system.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to easily hand back a caseload to the relevant Fee Earner with sufficient handover notes.
  • Flexibility and being able to travel easily – and on occasions at short notice – to any of the Firm’s branch offices (located in Luton, Harpenden and St Albans).
  • Ability to work effectively with clients of different backgrounds, ages and with different requirements.

Key Responsibilities

Your Opportunity to Join our Team

There is a rare opportunity for a Residential Conveyancing Solicitor of 5 years PQE+ to join the Firm as an Internal Locum Solicitor.  The role will involve the successful candidate covering the annual leave (and other absence) of fee earners within the Residential Conveyancing team across all three of the Firm’s offices (Luton, Harpenden and St Albans).

The Internal Locum Solicitor will cover a wide range of holiday bookings in the department including Partner’s holiday and the Head of Residential Conveyancing.

On the rare occasion that there is no holiday or absence to be covered, the Internal Locum Solicitor will be directed by the Head of Residential Conveyancing on where to assist in the team.

The role requires a flexible approach and someone who is able to tackle files at any stage of a transaction.  The Residential Conveyancing department deals with a wide variety of conveyancing matters and also a large volume of cases – therefore it is essential that the successful candidate has the necessary level of experience and is able to thrive in a very fast paced environment.

How to apply

We would be delighted to hear from you if this role is of interest or if you have any questions.  Please do make your application by sending a covering letter and CV addressed to Stephanie Simon, People & Talent Partner, or by post to Taylor Walton, 28-44 Alma Street, Luton LU1 2PL