Deputy Head of the Residential Property Team

TWM Solicitors is looking for managerial support for the Head of the Residential Property team.

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Louise Prynne
HR Co-ordinator

Overview of the vacancy

You will be responsible for providing managerial support to the Head of the Residential Property Team and provide legal expertise and guidance to clients on all aspects of residential property conveyancing and will provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department.

Our focus is on providing outstanding client service, through expert, clear advice and assistance with residential property transactions, delivered in a professional and engaged way that leads to high levels of client satisfaction. We work together at all levels of our team to create a supportive and pro-active environment to achieve this.

Job description

  • Assist the Head of Department with managerial responsibilities, including utilising technology to find efficiencies in the department, motivating and training staff in all offices, streamlining and standardising processes in the department and the use of precedents.
  • Provide legal counsel, guidance and solutions to clients on residential property matters.
  • Assist the department as a whole in meeting its fee earning targets by providing help, advice and assistance to clients of the department as well as other departments of the firm
  • Draft and review legal documents.
  • Identify any legal obstacles or concerns that could impact transactions and work to resolve them.
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to residential conveyancing in the UK.
  • Ensure that all transactions adhere to legal and regulatory requirements, including anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures.
  • Supervise junior staff where necessary.
  • Assess potential risks associated with property deals and provide strategic advice to clients on risk management and mitigation.
  • Demonstrates consistent willingness to become involved in activities of the firm, including marketing, outside of normal working hours.
  • Is developing a client/referrer base and/or appreciates and identifies opportunities to refer work to other departments.
  • Promotes good file management.
  • Understands the importance of time recording and financial control with particular regard to cash-flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently without non fee-earner support.
  • Undertake other duties as from time to time required.
  • Assist during the absence of other fee earners
  • Wants to be part of a dynamic property team, which spans 6 offices, and genuinely contribute to the positive development and success of the firm.

This job description is non exhaustive and the firm reserves the right to vary the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the firm’s business.

Qualification

Qualified solicitor in England with a valid practicing certificate: A minimum of 3 years of post qualification experience handling residential property related legal matters. A good honours degree followed by LPC, training contract and PSC / or a good honours degree with CILEX to Fellow level, LPC and PSC and admitted by SRA as a solicitor.

Essential personal qualities, skills and abilities

  • Is professional and courteous in communication at all times, both internally with colleagues and externally with clients and others.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude.
  • Has proven track record of managing or assisting with the management of a property team.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to identify and resolve complex legal issues.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple transactions simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Understands and adheres to regulatory and compliance procedures at all times.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of, and alignment with, the values of the firm (see below).

Desirable skills and abilities

  • Prior knowledge of Practice Evolve or other practice management systems.
  • Familiarity with Practical Law and LexisNexis.

Contact us

If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@twmsolicitors.com

TWM Solicitors (www.twmsolicitors.com) is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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