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Legal Administrator – Conveyancing

Conveyancing

Taunton, Southampton, Bristol

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Are you an administrator in Taunton, Bristol or Southampton who is looking for a permanent opportunity to join the legal world of conveyancing?  You may already work as an administrator in a legal or property environment, or you might have some admin experience gained in a different world altogether. Either way we’d be keen to hear from you if you are naturally organised with great attention to detail! 

Due to another internal promotion, we have an opportunity for a Legal Administrator in Taunton, Bristol or Southampton to join Shared Services within our Conveyancing team. As a Legal Administrator you will work closely with our Conveyancers to manage any queries from our clients, draft the relevant documents, and ensure compliance to enable housing transactions goes through smoothly.

This is a great opportunity to develop and learn new skills in an interesting and challenging sector.

What you will do

Full training will be provided for the following if required:

  • Act as first point of contact for enquiries, providing excellent customer service to new and repeat clients
  • Initial matter set up procedures, to include production of confirmation of instruction letters, updating central records and the entering of entities and capacities on each new client/matter file
  • Provide an efficient and effective service to the Conveyancers
  • Ensure all appropriate quality service and compliance for all matters are met
  • Collate and complete due diligence to comply with Anti Money Laundering Regulations where required
  • Manage routine client telephone enquiries, to ensure all required information and details are obtained to comply with file opening requirements

What we need

  • Prior experience working within an administrative function (experience of property transactions would be ideal but is not essential)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Commitment to working within a quality standard environment
  • Strong IT skills with the ability to become familiar with new systems quickly
  • Excellent team working desire and ability
  • Availability to work on a daily basis in our Bristol Taunton or Southampton office (this is an office based role)

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 also have the backing of a 60 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.

Pre-employment screening

Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected]

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must be able to prove their right to work in the UK, which may include meeting the Home Office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying and keep up to date with any legal developments.

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, 28 days annual leave, a day off for your birthday, and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday and manage 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. Take a look here to find out more about Our benefits | Foot Anstey.

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 seven locations: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton, and London.

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 Talent Development programme 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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