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Legal Assistant

Employer
Trowers & Hamlins
Location
Exeter, Devon
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Legal Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator, Admin
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 160 partners and 950 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

Where you'll work

Trowers & Hamlins is ranked by The Lawyer as having one of the UK’s Top 15 Real Estate practices.  Core to that is the preeminent work we do for private individuals, consortia, partnerships and banks in the sale, purchase, development, and funding of residential property.

The Residential team is part of our wider Real Estate department and comprises of 10 individuals spread across Exeter and London. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who wants to add value, grow in their role and provide long term support to the team.  

What you'll be doing

  • Land Registry searches and applications 
  • Stamp Duty Land Transaction applications
  • Searching strong room record and obtaining documents from strong room
  • Dealing with correspondence from DPC ie printing letters and collating enclosures from file including copying and scanning
  • Filing
  • Obtaining archived files
  • Opening and closing files
  • Back up to PA/junior legal assistant to receive phone calls
  • Dealing with cheque requisitions, TT and BAC's paperwork
  • Seeing clients who bring in information or have a query (PA back-up)
  • Amendments to letters and documents prepared by DPC to enable post to go out promptly
  • Engrossing property deeds
  • Organising client meetings
  • Dealing with administrative queries from third parties such as Land Registry and Inland Revenue
  • Sending copy documents to clients
  • Preparation of simple transfers and stock transfer forms
  • Preparation of initial confirmation of instruction letters and compiling draft contract packs
  • Ordering searches
  • Assisting with file opening, client care and ID requirements
  • Assisting with registrations to the Land Registry and other post completion work such as Notices to Landlords; sending on deeds of covenant.
  • Obtaining indemnity quotations and preparing demands and needs letters including notifying the firm's insurance mediation Partner.
  • Preparing simple letters to clients and third parties 

What you'll need

  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle and prioritise competing demands and work within deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach
  • An effective and committed team player
  • Ability to use initiative and apply common sense
  • An ability to operate autonomously with minimum supervision – a self-starter
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • The flexibility to work outside normal hours may be required from time to time

Experience and qualifications

  • A thorough understanding in Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in an administrative role

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.

Company

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff located across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

Find Us
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Telephone
+44 (0)20 7423 8000
Location
3 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8YZ
GB
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