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Residential Solicitor / CILEX

Conveyancer Qualified Residential Property Solicitor

No Agencies Please

Department: Conveyancing and Commercial Property

Reports to: Partner

Candidate Criteria:

The successful candidate will have a broad range of residential conveyancing and commercial property experience and will be capable of handling a broad  property workload many residentail with some  commercial experience an advantage but not essential. An active engagement in business development is essential.

The successful candidate will have specific experience in Landlord and Tenan and  freehold and leasehold property.

Applicants ideally will be newly qualified solicitors or solicitors with 1-3 years PQE.

Role & Responsibilities

  • To assist the practice in meeting its professional obligations and business viability.
  • To provide a high level of legal advice and assistance to the clients of the firm.
  • To ensure that the advice given is accurate and comprehensive and that all advice provided is clearly recorded on the file.
  • To respond to all client and third party communications promptly and to conduct matters to their conclusion within a reasonable time scale.
  • To ensure that the conduct of client files is in accordance with all internal, professional conduct and accounts rules and obligations.
  • To provide support and assistance to colleagues by assisting with overflow work within the department and maintaining support during holidays and sick leave.

To ensure that clients are provided with comprehensive advice.

  • To attend upon clients.
  • To confirm advice in correspondence.
  • To respond promptly to client’s communications.
  • To draft all necessary documentation required to conduct the client’s case and to proof read documents to achieve 100% accuracy.
  • To ensure that paper and electronic files are up to date and accurate.
  • To comply with all statutory requirements, where necessary.
  • To prioritise work to meet deadlines agreed with the client or any other party involved with the matter.
  • To ensure that all information used in managing the files and storing deeds and wills and any other documents relating to the case are accurately recorded.
  • To maintain accurate billing records by recording time appropriately and to promptly and regularly bill clients for work conducted.
  • To keep active watch on all WIP levels.
  • To meet time recording, billing and other performance targets.
  • To ensure that all requisite deadlines relating to the case are accurately recorded in the diary management system and, in particular, in the case of court matters, on the central diary system.

Business Development

  • To act as an ambassador/promoter of the firm.
  • To take a proactive approach to building professional relationships with clients and other contacts.
    To treat clients and colleagues with respect and tact, bearing in mind individual needs, and ensuring confidentiality at all times.
    To present a smart appearance and wear attire suitable for a professional business environment.
    To maintain and promote the good image of the firm.
    To assist colleagues, Partners and Head of Department with
    marketing/training events and initiatives.

Please send your Covering letter and CV to [email protected] 

Taunton Solicitors – Recruitment

2 Tangier Central, Taunton. TA1 4AP