Lupton Fawcett LLP is a well-established integrated corporate and commercial law firm with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York. We now seek an individual who is ambitious, enthusiastic and innovative. In return, we offer an excellent opportunity to join an expanding and successful team, where you can shape your own future.
The role involves providing legal support to the Residential Property Team as well as managing a caseload under the supervision of a solicitor; this will involve residential sale and purchase files, plot sales, dealing with the files from instruction to completion, using the Firm’s in-house workflows and case management system.
Duties include liaising with clients by phone, email, letter etc where you will be required to identify issues / matters relating to their files and receive instructions. The role includes liaising with estate agents, mortgage brokers, other solicitors, HM Land Registry and others as appropriate to the particular matters.
You will be required to create and prepare letters and correspondence through the case management system including legal documents such as contracts, deeds and legal charges, and identify complicated title issues that require the attention of senior members of the team.
It is expected that you will be able to produce client bills at completion or when appropriate and prepare financial statement reports for use by fee earner and clients.
You will also be required to perform research into legal documents and records, so you should have the ability to analyse large amounts of data, as well as having good organisational and excellent communication skills.
You should possess strong Excel and IT skills; with a positive outlook and be a team player with the ability to use your own initiative. Overall you should be motivated, flexible and preferably have experience assisting with legal issues.
You will be in regular contact with colleagues from other areas within the firm, and accordingly, you should have the confidence and ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels, both in writing and verbally.
The department is relaxed and informal, but extremely professional. We put clients’ needs first, so you will need to have the ability to prioritise your workload and be able to work to and meet deadlines, whilst having an excellent eye for detail and a concern for quality and accuracy. You should have the ability to develop relationships; it would be an advantage if you have experience of identifying and developing marketing opportunities.
Ideal candidates may have the CLC qualification or a degree (or equivalent) in any discipline (a law degree is not essential) as we believe this will give you the experience needed to carry out this role. Previous experience within a Law Firm is preferential but not essential providing the candidate can demonstrate potential to be trained into this role. This role is perfect for candidates looking to start at assistant level and progress in time to a Conveyancer / Licenced Conveyancer.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Lupton Fawcett LLP is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. If this role is of interest to you, please submit your CV and covering letter, giving a brief summary of why the experience you have gained is applicable to this role, via the links below or apply directly to firstname.lastname@example.org where your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
Expiry date: 09/07/2021