Residential Property Legal Secretary/PA

Job Description

Residential Property Legal Secretary/PA

Guildford, Surrey

Full Time – Based in the office

Salary depending on experience

An exciting opportunity for a Residential Property Legal Secretary/ PA to join an established and well-known law firm in Surrey.

The chosen candidate will be supporting fee earners within the Residential Property Department…

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Residential Property Legal Secretary/PA

Guildford, Surrey

Full Time – Based in the office

Salary depending on experience

An exciting opportunity for a Residential Property Legal Secretary/ PA to join an established and well-known law firm in Surrey.

The chosen candidate will be supporting fee earners within the Residential Property Department handling residential property and high value matters, including freehold and leasehold sales and purchase, equity release, shared ownership, re mortgages and buy to let.

Duties will include:

  • Opening files and new matters on Case Management system
  • Preparing client care letters and service plans
  • Audio typing from dictation when needed
  • Preparing and drafting correspondence and precedent documents for fee earners (from PLC and the firm’s own library of precedents)
  • Submitting searches and preparing draft reports on results and title documents
  • Carrying out searches (bankruptcy and priority)
  • Extensive use of the Land Registry portal
  • Preparing completion statements and invoices
  • Drafting and submitting Land Registry applications and dealing with completions and post completions formalities to include filling out SDLT forms
  • Liaising with clients and other parties to keep files ‘ticking over’ for fee earners
  • Audio typing from digital dictation system
  • Daily use of outlook for diaries, booking client and departmental meetings

Desired skills and experience:

  • Legal Secretarial/PA/Assistant experience within a Residential Property department in a law firm is essential
  • Strong and efficient secretarial/legal admin skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Fast audio typing ability using digital dictation systems
  • Experience of using case management system
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Very well organised
  • Friendly & professional attitude
  • IT literate – Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook/ Digital Audio software

Job Description

Residential Property Legal Secretary/PA

Guildford, Surrey

Full Time – Based in the office

Salary depending on experience

An exciting opportunity for a Residential Property Legal Secretary/ PA to join an established and well-known law firm in Surrey.

The chosen candidate will be supporting fee earners within the Residential Property Department handling residential property and high value matters, including freehold and leasehold sales and purchase, equity release, shared ownership, re mortgages and buy to let.

Duties will include:

  • Opening files and new matters on Case Management system
  • Preparing client care letters and service plans
  • Audio typing from dictation when needed
  • Preparing and drafting correspondence and precedent documents for fee earners (from PLC and the firm’s own library of precedents)
  • Submitting searches and preparing draft reports on results and title documents
  • Carrying out searches (bankruptcy and priority)
  • Extensive use of the Land Registry portal
  • Preparing completion statements and invoices
  • Drafting and submitting Land Registry applications and dealing with completions and post completions formalities to include filling out SDLT forms
  • Liaising with clients and other parties to keep files ‘ticking over’ for fee earners
  • Audio typing from digital dictation system
  • Daily use of outlook for diaries, booking client and departmental meetings

Desired skills and experience:

  • Legal Secretarial/PA/Assistant experience within a Residential Property department in a law firm is essential
  • Strong and efficient secretarial/legal admin skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Fast audio typing ability using digital dictation systems
  • Experience of using case management system
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Very well organised
  • Friendly & professional attitude
  • IT literate – Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook/ Digital Audio software

Job Summary

Location: Guildford
Contract Type: Permanent
Sector: Law
Division: Legal Support
Date: 22nd November 2021

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Job Summary

Location: Guildford
Contract Type: Permanent
Sector: Law
Division: Legal Support
22nd November 2021

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