Conveyancing Legal Secretary

Job Description

Legal Secretary required for Conveyancing Department in a busy Lexcel accredited City Centre Solicitors' practice.

This is a full-time position and working hours are 9.00 a.m. - 5.15 p.m.

Applicants should possess GCSE Grade A-C or the equivalent in Mathematics and English. Applicants should also be computer literate, possess keyboard skills and have a working knowledge of Word and Excel.

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience of working within a busy Solicitors' office. However, training will be provided to the right candidate who must be accurate and have good attention to detail. Time management and administrative skills are also essential.

The attributes required are knowledge of/interest in the conveyancing process and ability to carry out digital dictation, a good telephone manner, good communication skills, a willingness to help and learn, a knowledge of office procedures and an ability to maintain confidentiality.

Duties and responsibilities include assistance with all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing transactions, production of documentation such as Contracts and Transfers independently under supervision and transcribing using digital dictation, maintaining files to the Lexcel standard, completing forms including Protocol Documents and Land Registry Proforma, identifying and recording key dates, attending upon clients both in person and over the telephone, filing, assisting the person to whom you are responsible and working as part of a team.

The firm is dedicated to training and development. The successful applicant must be committed to continuous development, training and improvement.

If you have the applicable experience and the skills referred to above, then please apply for this job by emailing a covering letter and a typed CV for the attention of Susan Wharton.

Please note that previous experience and salary levels are purely a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

Financial Administrator Legal Cashier

Job Description

A Financial Administrator/Legal Cashier required to provide support and assistance to the Financial Manager and the Partners of the firm.

The role will include:

  • Recording and posting office and client account payments and receipts
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Checking bills/estate accounts/completion statements
  • Posting bills
  • Balancing petty cash
  • Dealing with clients when taking payments in person and issuing receipts
  • Taking credit/debit card payments over telephone
  • Costs Transfers
  • Bank Transfers
  • VAT and Salary preparation for Accountants
  • Paying suppliers
  • Assisting with month end and year end procedures
  • Closing files
  • Ensuring the efficient operation of the Accounts' Department

Skills and experience required:

  • Ideally GCSE A-C (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English
  • A good level of computer literacy and ability to use spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
  • Awareness of Solicitors' Accounts Rules
  • Ability to input financial data accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to follow procedures
  • High level of accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and maintain professional relationships
  • Organisational skills with an ability to manage your own workload

The successful candidate must conduct themselves in an open, honest and trustworthy manner.

Some experience would be preferred, but in-house training will be provided in all aspects of the role. The position would suit someone who has a methodical approach to their work. All training will be provided to anyone who believes that they have the aptitude and that they enjoy working with figures. Such training could include an opportunity to secure a qualification in Bookkeeping and Accounts as recognised by Level 3 of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Please note that previous experience and salary levels are purely a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

Part-time or Full-time hours: 15 - 36 per week

Candidates must be flexible and available to provide holiday/sickness cover

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £17,000.00-£21,000.00 per year

We are always on the look out for talented individuals to join our professional, friendly team so please send your C.V. to