Solicitor and/or Licensed Conveyancer

Reference Code:

ALCSOT

Location:

Manchester

Main purpose of the job:

The role of conveyancing team leader will manage, lead and motivate small teams of conveyancing case managers, paralegals and legal assistants, as well as managing their own case load of files. The conveyancing team leader will work with the department manager to support the residential property teams, and contribute towards the successful development of the department in line with the business plan to achieve agreed operational and financial targets. 

Responsible to:

Department Manager

Main key result areas

  • To demonstrate excellent knowledge of the firm’s conveyancing case management system and all other systems and to be able to prepare all forms and letters on the system accordingly.
     
  • Is accountable for the due diligence, all dealings with other lawyers and other legal aspects on all complex and non complex residential property transactions up to and including exchange and completion of contracts.
     
  • Assesses any issues and/or risks on every transaction owned by them or problem escalated to them, and utilising skills and experience, delivers pragmatic decision making and legal advice to the client and business partners. 
     
  • Is responsible for the quality of legal advice given on every residential property transaction allocated to them, including those of a complex nature.
     
  • Is responsible for the legal advice or coaching on problems escalated to them from all members of the team. 
     
  • Communicates and ensures implementation of the firm’s policies and procedures, plans and principles.
     
  • Ensures that all activities and tasks required to be performed are undertaken promptly and proactively, prioritising where appropriate and supports others to do likewise.
     
  • Provides day-to-day coaching and mentoring for all other team members.
     
  • Assesses own development opportunities and creates development plans to improve performance.
     
  • Liaise with panel management companies and corporate estate agents over the phone and face to face
     
  • Works to build solid relationships with team members to enable the transaction to be dealt with proactively and in unison with them.    

Person specification

Qualifications

 

Solicitor around 5 years PQE

Essential

Experience

 

Experience of managing a team

Essential

Experience of business development

Essential

Experience in technical support

Essential

Experience of managing a high volume residential conveyancing case load

Essential

Experience in ancillary and less mainstream conveyancing such as new build, shared ownership, enfranchisement, lease extensions, easements etc

Essential

Experience of panel management companies and corporate estate agents

Essential

Experience of CQS accreditation and requirements  

Essential

Experience of using a case management system

Essential

Knowledge and skills

 

Good standard of computer literacy and keyboard skills 

Essential

Broad technical knowledge of all issues, processes and developments in residential Conveyancing

Essential

Organisational/time management skills

Essential

Ability to work to deadlines and targets in a high pressure environment

Essential

Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships

Essential

Up to date knowledge of relevant regulations and the ability to advise on those

Essential

Self sufficient with ability to work without direct supervision.

Essential

Personality / Other Qualities

 

Discretion and ability to work in a confidential environment

Essential

Pleasant, approachable, patient, polite

Essential

Ability to lead and inspire teams

Essential

Flexibility

Essential

Highly motivated

Essential

Please do not send enquiries to the department manager of the specific team.