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Womble Bond Dickinson
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Our Residential Housebuilding team is one of the largest of its kind.  Working with many major housebuilders, residential developers and housing clients our work is diverse and always of the highest quality.  We support our clients in a range of projects from major urban mixed-use developments to green field new settlements, and our expertise in the sector, coupled with our approach to client service means that we are rated as the premier team in Newcastle by both clients and the legal directories.

This role will see you working with our national housebuilder clients.  

What will you be doing?

In this varied role you'll get to work on a broad range of client matters, linked and related to the sale and acquisition of residential property throughout England and Wales.  You'll be responsible for managing your own caseload, handling complex files primarily for part exchange sales and purchases and secondary for plot sales. 

Dealing with all aspects of the part exchange purchase process, including title and lease reviews, reviewing and reporting on title and pre-contract searches, drafting deeds of covenants,  notice of transfer and more.  Administrating all the documentation which may be required as part of the transaction, including dealing with the sale of the part exchange properties, along with all aspects of the plot sales process, including replying to enquiries, exchange and completions and post completion formalities.   

So what are we looking for?

Whether you are a Legal Executive, Licensed Conveyancer or just have many years of conveyancing experience you'll ideally need to bring some knowledge of the new build sector. 

You'll also need excellent communication skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst under pressure, a positive outlook and the desire to offer outstanding client service. Part exchange experience would be ideal, but as long as you have strong conveyancing experience we are able to offer the support and training you need.

To be successful in this role you'll need as a minimum:

  • At least 5 years' experience of dealing with residential conveyancing.
  • Experience of dealing with complex conveyancing issues.
  • Demonstrable experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills and experience of case management systems

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!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us 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 and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity 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). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


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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