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Conveyancer | New Homes Team

New Homes

Bristol / Taunton

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Conveyancers have been busier than ever in the last year and our highly successful conveyancing team are continuing to grow. As a vital part of the team, our Conveyancers are given a high level of responsibility from the beginning and opportunities to develop their careers, and we make sure you have the right level of support to get you there!

Our New Homes team are a specialist team who provide individuals with a first-class service in their new build plot purchase. The team work with many major developers across many sites and also have experience with shared ownership transactions. We are currently looking for a Conveyancer to join our New Homes team and can be based in either Bristol or Taunton. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced and dynamic team; we will consider both junior conveyancers/exceptional conveyancing assistants or more experienced conveyancing fee earners with existing new build experience who might be working towards qualification.  

What you will do

As a Conveyancer you will take ownership of your own caseload which will consist of new build purchase matters and their related sales if applicable. It will be your responsibility to manage matters throughout the span of their lifecycle and undertake and oversee such tasks as reporting to lenders, reviewing key documentation and resolving client due diligence issues.
You will drive forward each transaction, understanding each client's specific requirements and acknowledging the intricacies of their instructions.
As well as working closely with unit leaders and other colleagues, you will be liaising with developers, housing associations and other stakeholders throughout the life of the transactions.
You will be working closely with a dedicated Conveyancing Assistant or Legal Administrator to guarantee a first-class service is provided, as well as ensuring all appropriate quality service and compliance for all matters are met.

What we're looking for

Our team's success has been underpinned by the success of all our employees. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and driven people to join us and in return we will support you and your career development through ongoing comprehensive training. It is essential that you have prior experience of working property transactions and have experience handling a busy caseload. Concise and effective written and verbal communication skills are needed together with great attention to detail, including the capability to develop and maintain strong client relationships. You will need to be able to tackle issues and problems in a logical, step by step way with an eye for detail and have the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.

About the team

Our Conveyancing Services team spans a multitude of different specialisms. Each team have specific levels of support and technical experience, and each of our Conveyancers take ownership of their caseloads, assisting their clients through the drafting of relevant documents and ensuring compliance to enable housing transactions to go through smoothly – we really strive to get to know our clients and take the responsibility of our instructions seriously. But don't worry, not only do you get to feel that you're really making a difference individually to your clients and our business, you will have the backing of a 50 employee + size team to help you along the way.

We are an accredited member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and have been appointed to over 60 of the major UK lending panels. Our continued success has led to us receiving accolades such as the best firm in our region at the ESTA Conveyancing awards 2019.

Our offer to you

In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. We encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, along with private medical insurance for all lawyers, 28 days annual leave and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy and sell holiday, managing your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role, please contact our Recruitment Team via email in the first instance, and we will come back to you as soon as we can: [email protected]

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK's fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers  and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from eight locations: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London, as well as a 'hub' base in Oxford.

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy, and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you. 

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021.  We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities, and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

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