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Legal Administrator

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Legal Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Admin
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Our Residential team is one of the largest of its kind and they have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Administrator to join the Leeds office on a permanent basis with hybrid flexible working considered.  

With a national presence across 8 locations, our Real Estate team are a force to be reckoned with. The team is big but it doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch.  It's the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do.

As a member of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership,  the Leeds office brings fantastic opportunities for growth and development with this role offering a great starting point for those looking to move into a legal admin role.

What will you be doing?

We support our clients in a range of projects acting for PLC house builders, regional house builders, PRS investors and land-owners in respect of residential and residential-led mixed-use developments, for both build to rent and build for sale sectors.

This interesting role will see you working on a broad range of matters for developers, investors and social housing clients. These include assisting with portfolio sales and acquisitions, housing and leasehold management issues and ultimately playing an essential part in ensuring that new files are opened correctly. The role provides genuine scope to take on more complex responsibilities as you develop your knowledge in this area of law.

A willingness to embrace team working and a desire to provide excellent client service is important as our legal administrators are organised, flexible in their approach to managing workloads, confident with their work and are closely aligned with the vision, values and objectives of the people they support across the business. Adhering to both our internal processes and individual client requirements, in addition to producing initial correspondence whilst ensuring that all files are managed effectively and efficiently is a key part of the role.

Other duties may include:

  • Land Registry applications and land charge duties
  • Preparing financial payment forms and assisting with the preparation of completion statements
  • Ensuring client files are compliant with the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Making phone calls to clients and solicitors to update or chase for information
  • Checking file ledger balances and closing client matter files

What are we looking for?

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone making the next move in their Legal Admin career, or a Legal graduate looking to make the first step in to the profession. Experience in a similar role would be desirable but is by no means essential.

You'll have a strong team ethic with excellent attention to detail and your strong organisational skills will enable you to work to strict deadlines.  Previous real estate / conveyancing experience, whilst advantageous, is by no means essential. What is essential are strong IT skills (including MS Word, Excel and Outlook) and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Teamworking capability is especially important within this team, as are communication skills and attention to detail.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. Please get in touch to let us know how we can give you the best possible recruitment experience.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.  We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/

Company

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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