Legal Assistant

Full Time
Harrogate

Job Details:
£19K – £22.5K depending on experience – Full Time – Permanent – Monday to Friday – 25 Days Holiday Plus 8 Bank Holidays – Flexi Time – Death In Service Benefit – Company Pension Scheme – Health Insurance – Cycle To Work Scheme – Childcare Vouchers.

Client Details:
Our client is a well-established, highly regarded and successful law firm based in Harrogate. Their working ethos is firmly centred on resolution and their staff are all collaboratively trained.

Job Description:
Due to ongoing expansion, they now have an opening for a Legal Assistant to join their established Residential team.

This client has a great track record of offering training contracts – providing real potential to progress with the business.

Reporting into a Team Leader, key duties include:

• Meeting clients in Reception and assisting where possible before referring to Lawyer.
• Taking telephone calls, assisting clients and other parties where possible and providing updates.
• On receipt of payment on account (sale), obtain official copies of register, plan and any file documents referred to on register.
• Sale-draft contracts.
• Sale-submit contract to buyer’s solicitors with title details, protocol documents etc. Set reminder for seven days-have we heard from buyer’s solicitors?
• Sale-send Protocol documents to client for retention and notify estate agents that contract have been submitted.
• Sale-obtain redemption figure.
• Sale-obtain estate agents’ account and submit to client for approval.
• Chase replies to enquiries and general chasing of other parties on request of Lawyer.
• Purchase-on receipt of searches-check result and prepare a report to client to submit to Lawyer for checking.
• Purchase-raise enquiries on matters arising from searches and diarise for a response using the master title check page.
• Purchase-draft transfer and send request for completion information and undertakings.
• Prepare bills and completion statements.
• Complete exchange jobs.
• Complete completion jobs.
• Provide holiday cover for the Lawyer.
• Assist team leader in training of junior members of the team.
• Prepare files.
• Prepare files from exchange of contracts to completion including preparation of yellows/obtaining file searches, mortgage advance etc.

The ideal Legal Assistant:
The ideal Legal Assistant will have current experience of working in a law firm, (not just work experience). Knowledge of conveyancing would be beneficial but not essential.

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