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Paralegal

There is more to just providing legal advice and strategic guidance. We are here to help our clients seize new opportunities that stimulate growth. We put our hearts and energy into building meaningful, lasting relationships and are passionate about connecting people. If you are looking for a challenging and fulfilling career in a supportive, inclusive and high performance work environment where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential, Ince could be the firm for you. As a firm, we recognise that everyone has a part to play in realising our vision. We aim to have a “One Firm; One Team” mind-set in everything we do, where everyone in the firm is treated with respect and equal value. We thrive on the challenges our work brings, but it’s important to us that our people have time to make the most of life outside of work too.

Paralegal At Ince we are undergoing an exciting period of growth and as such are looking for three paralegals to join us at varying levels of their legal career. We are interested in seeing applications from those who have specific residential conveyancing experience, paralegal experience with an interest in residential conveyancing and those who are taking their first step into a legal role with a keen interest in pursuing a legal career. The successful candidates will have the chance to work with some of the best minds in the business across our  Residential  Conveyancing departments across all  UK  offices and other departments in the  Cardiff office.  You will be assisting a  Partner and team within a  dynamic, expanding firm in Cardiff city centre. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated candidate who is looking for a challenging new role in which to grow their legal knowledge and expertise alongside supporting key members of the firm.

Department Real Estate

Based Hybrid / Wandsworth, London

Contract Type Permanent, Full time

Hours Full time, 9:00am to 5:30pm

“We aim to have a “One Firm; One Team” mind-set in everything we do, where everyone in the firm is treated with respect and equal value.”

The Role:

  • Working closely with fee earner and assisting on files
  • Undertaking chargeable work under close supervision
  • Responding to correspondence as directed
  • Being able to use initiative to progress conveyancing transactions and to take responsibility for certain key elements.
  • Dealing with client queries via email or telephone
  • Carrying out research on PLC/LexisNexis and presenting findings
  • Organising events and tasks for fee earner
  • Sitting in on conference/zoom calls taking notes and preparing attendance notes
  • Undertaking KYC in line with the firms Anti-Money Laundering and other file opening procedures
  • General administration including handling correspondence, scanning and diary management
  • Following training, being able to progress sale files and deal with straight forward enquiries and replies subject to supervision
  • Preparation of accurate completion statements
  • Preparation of Stamp Duty Land Tax Form and Land Transaction Tax Forms for both freehold and leasehold
  • Familiarity with leasehold transactions preferred but training will be provided, and duties to include liaising with Freeholder and Management Company for leaseholder packs and dealing with Notices post completion.
  • Assisting with the preparation of contract packs, search reports, mortgage reports and dealing with exchange of contracts and completion of matters under supervision;
  • Assisting with secured lending work, including the sending of all initial documentation;
  • Obtaining Land Registry documents and dealing with Land Registry issues;
  • Dealing with all post completion matters including SDLT and Land Registration;
  • Assisting with exchanges and completions in respect of residential matters;
  • Liaising with estate agents and general telephone queries for residential matters;
  • Assisting with fee earner’s business development and marketing, including arranging and attending meetings and events, and preparing brochures for promotion;
  • Time-recording

Person Specification

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to evidence ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload
  • Graduate with a minimum 2:1 degree in Law or a related subject desirable but not essential
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Outlook, Word and  Excel
  • Good typing skills – touch typing preferred
  • Excellent time management, organisational and administrative skills
  • Team player but self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Ability to adapt quickly to the demands of an ever-changing caseload on a daily basis.
  • Recognition of the importance of accurate electronic filing systems and maintaining such systems
  • Numeracy skills and ability to prepare and check invoices
  • Exceptional presentation and problem solving skills
  • Proven multi-tasker with the ability to demonstrate the ongoing use of initiative
  • Experience delivering against short deadlines
  • Being able to work efficiently, effectively and enthusiastically
  • Being keen to develop learning to broaden knowledge and increase potential

Benefits

  • Salary is competitive
  • 25 days annual leave including the opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance at 4x Salary
  • Income Protection Cover
  • Optical Care vouchers and many more benefits and discounts

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

Appointment is subject to the appropriate basic disclosure/DBS checks, and satisfactory references.

This vacancy is open to direct applicants only, no agencies please.

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