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Legal Assistant

Employer
Trowers & Hamlins
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 May 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:

Real Estate is a key focus of our business. From investment and management of existing assets to major development and regeneration schemes, about 60% of our lawyers practice full-time in the sector across a wide range of disciplines including investment, finance, development, construction, asset management, planning, environmental and dispute resolution. Trowers & Hamlins is ranked by The Lawyer as having one of the UK’s Top 15 Real Estate practices.

The Residential (Banking) team are looking to hire a dedicated Legal Assistant who can support them on an administrative level day to day.

What you'll be doing:

  • Assisting with new file openings including preparing client care letters and managing due diligence requirements.
  • Obtaining documents from the Land Registry and other providers.
  • Ordering property searches.
  • Preparing, amending, and dealing with documents including letters, reports, and emails.
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports and collating documents.
  • Diarising and managing key dates such as scheduled deposit payments and completion dates.
  • Organising and maintaining documents in paper or electronic filing systems.
  • Assisting with the preparation of Contracts, Transfers, Deed of Covenants and Stock Transfer Forms.
  • Organising quotations for indemnity insurance products.
  • Dealing with incoming funds and outgoing payments.
  • Organising Land Registry Priority Searches and Bankruptcy Searches.
  • Preparing Land Registry applications for registrations including transfers of whole and part, new leases, and first registrations.
  • Dealing with any correspondence received from the Land Registry and other third parties.
  • Drafting and submitting Stamp Duty Land Tax and Land Transaction Tax return forms
  • Assisting with post completion registration requirements such as Notice of Transfer and Charge to Landlords, transfers of shares and Deed of Covenant.
  • Preparing file closures including analysing matters balances and archiving files and original documents.
  • Providing additional general filing and administrative tasks to fee earners and providing absence PA cover as may be required.

What you'll need:

  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisation 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
  • 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
Website
Telephone
+44 (0)20 7423 8000
Location
3 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8YZ
GB
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