We believe in working hard to deliver the best service to our clients but we also recognise that there is more to life than hard work.

We want every member of staff to drive into work feeling happy, every day. We have built up a fantastic culture within our business that welcomes and involves all staff across the country, and we provide a supportive, fun environment for you.

Holidays: 23 days basic plus 8 Bank and Public Holidays.

We also offer 1 extra day holiday for each 5 year service up to a maximum of 2 extra days.

We promise to make your career enjoyable and rewarding whilst working with EHL and will be committed to progressing and developing you.

To see our full list of benefits please visit: http://www.ehlgroup.co.uk/ehl-careers/best-place-to-work/

 Main Purpose of Job

To provide expert legal support and advice to clients in conveyancing matters. To take instructions from clients and progress their case through to Completion.

Main Responsibilities (this list is non-exhaustive)

Main Tasks: List of areas of responsibilities

  • Meeting and interviewing clients to establish the firm’s suitability to provide the necessary advice and services, based on the firm’s specialism and likely cost;
  • Providing supervision and support to the Conveyancing Assistant and Conveyancing Executive;
  • Taking a client’s instructions;
  • Advising a client on the law and the process;
  • Drafting documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client’s individual needs;
  • Negotiating with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives;
  • Researching and analysing documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure;
  • Supervising the implementation of agreements;
  • Coordinating the work of all parties involved;
  • Corresponding with clients and opposing solicitors;
  • Working in a team, sometimes referring cases to the Practice Group Head;
  • Delegating work to trainee advisors, paralegal advisors and support staff as appropriate;
  • Arranging and attending further client meetings where necessary to progress with the case and finalise documentation;
  • Checking all documentation prior to signing and implementing;
  • Time recording and billing clients for work done on their behalf;
  • Taking referrals from other firms of solicitors when a conflict of interest arises or if they have no specialist practitioner available;
  • Carrying out risk assessments on all files and notifying compliance of any risks to the firm;
  • Carrying out all necessary AML requirements;
  • Ensuring all files meet compliance requirements;
  • Ensuring you comply with CML and Panel requirements;
  • To take part in pro-bono work;
  • Attending networking and establishing new relationships;
  • Managing Key clients;
  • Keeping up to date with compliance procedures and policies;
  • Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and law reports;
  • To meet all KPIs in terms of financial targets, compliance and Marketing;
  • Checking files prior to exchange;
  • Financial Control;
  • Participation in marketing activities;
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Managerial, team leadership and organisational skills;
  • New build – HTB – Shared Ownership;
  • Company work – paragon mortgage – others
  • Lenders with particular requirements;
  • Lease Extensions (Voluntary);

Wide reaching responsibilities:

  • To act in the best interest of the firm at all times;
  • To adhere to the group policies at all times;
  • To act in accordance with reasonable instructions given by senior managers at all times;
  • To act in a manner that promotes and protects the firm’s reputation;
  • To maintain high standards of client care at all times;
  • To enforce the firm policies;
  • To promote the core values of the firm;
  • To cultivate the culture of the firm.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • At least 5 years experience in a Conveyancing role;
  • Ideally educated to at least CILEX level 3, Licensed conveyancer or completed LPC;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Dedication and commitment;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Numeracy and IT skills;
  • Stamina and resilience;
  • Ability to plan work and prioritise tasks;
  • Interpersonal skills, to work as part of a team or with other people and organisations;
  • Potential to lead and delegate responsibility;
  • Flexibility and openness to new ideas;
  • A professional approach to work, integrity and a respect for confidentiality.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply for this role please send your CV to recruitment@ehlgroup.co.uk