Legal Administrator- Operational Support Team (6 month FTC)
We are currently looking for a Legal Administrator to join our Operational Support team in our Taunton office on a 6 month FTC. As a Legal Administrator you will be working closely to support our Conveyancers; this is a great opportunity to develop and learn new skills in a very interesting and challenging sector.
At Foot Anstey our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. We aim to provide our employees with a rewarding career and work environment and an attractive and flexible benefits scheme as part of supporting the importance of work/life balance. Benefits available to you include a Lifestyle Hour – a discretionary benefit to provide a fully flexible time slot for employees to take an additional hour away from work on a weekly basis.
What you'll do:
As a Legal Administrator you will be working closely with our Conveyancers to manage any queries from our customers, drafting the relevant documents and ensuring compliance to enable housing transactions to go through smoothly.
- Acting as first point of contact for enquiries, providing excellent customer service to new and repeat clients.
- File opening and accompanying 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.
- Providing an efficient and effective service to the Conveyancers.
- Ensuring all appropriate quality service and compliance for all matters are met.
What we're looking for:
- Prior experience working within an administrative function and experience of property transactions would be ideal
- 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
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.
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Why Foot Anstey
Foot Anstey is one of the UK's fastest growing law firms. We believe 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. We are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values of collaboration over convention, championing aspiration, being refreshingly human, embracing entrepreneurial spirit and delivering integrated thinking guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.
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: Retail & Consumer, Financial Services, Energy & Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment, 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 bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.
Our people are critical to our success. We help our employees 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. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. We are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies.
The recruitment process
We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for a role. We will acknowledge your application immediately and we will respond within 7 days regardless of outcome. We review applications on a rolling basis and will move to shortlist as soon as possible. Typically we undertake a two interview stage process. Throughout the process you will receive ample information about us and the role.
We were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard (NES) in April 2018 and to successfully renew this in 2021. Promoting diversity and inclusion is one of the cornerstones of our people strategy and we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer the diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.
If you have any questions about the role or your application, then please contact our recruitment team [email protected].
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