Property Lawyer

Property Lawyer

Derby

Are you an experienced Conveyancer searching for your next career move?

We have some exciting news to announce! Due to a rapid period of exponential growth by way of a new acquisition, we are now able to add to our fantastic legal team!

Are you looking to join an employer that is forward thinking, innovative and that can offer you endless opportunities for you to progress and develop?

The PM Law Group have recently acquired John M Lewis & Co (JML) as part of our expansion strategy. ‘JML’ have decades of experience in property law, conveyancing, will writing and probate cases. Based in Derby, they deal with clients from all over the Midlands, and have built their renowned reputation on being honest, reliable, and extremely efficient.

Across the group, we foster a culture of inclusivity and champion personal development so that each employee has opportunities to shine and flourish, and we want you to be a part of it.

As our new Property Lawyer, you will be responsible for your own caseload of sale and purchase matters, to include leasehold, new build, and shared ownership matters.

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Role Responsibilities

  • To run and manage a suitably sized caseload, subject to seasonality and continuing review of capacity both individually and across the department, with use of an assistant
  • Ensure all activity within the team is completed in accordance with strict deadlines and in line with set KPIs and SLAs
  • To meet all individual targets and objectives including, but not limited to, target number of completions per month.
  • Attend dedicated training sessions, 121s, performance reviews, and team meetings
  • To communicate with clients over the telephone, email and in face-to-face meetings
  • To communicate with other solicitors and professional organisations over the telephone, by e-mail and correspondence
  • To update all panel members / stakeholders within the business and within the referral businesses with whom we deal
  • Be able to deal with and work within referrers SLAs and meet their requirements / panel requirements
  • To be a role model for those around you in both file management, actions, and behaviour
  • To provide the highest level of customer service to clients at all times
  • To carry out such other functions or tasks as required from time to time by the Senior Conveyancing Manager or other members of the firm’s Senior Management Team
  • The role will be based in the Conveyancing Department, however, there may be a requirement to work in other areas of the business as the need arises

What we need from you

  • You will need a minimum of 2 years’ experience (but all levels considered including more senior) in a prior conveyancing fee earner role
  • Confidence in dealing with leasehold, new build and shared ownership sale and purchases. Preferably experience in acting for small developers and dealing with site set ups including drafting new build contracts, Transfers of Part and Deeds of Easements
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with a proven track record in meeting deadlines
  • Must have used Case Management Systems, Land Registry Portal, Online SDLT etc and have experience in updating panel websites
  • Must be able to demonstrate technical ability in conveyancing transactions (as set out above), in addition to comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and compliance with anti-money laundering legislation, CQS requirements and overall SRA compliance obligations
  • Good keyboard / IT / Case Management / Internet and Email skills
  • Have a proven track record in achieving individual targets and objectives, and in meeting business KPIs and SLAs
  • Able to work using own initiative
  • Thrives in fast-paced environments and demonstrates a bias for action with an ability to multi-task and pivot while working on varying deadlines & scopes
  • Be an expert communicator and collaborator, with exceptional client care skills
  • Have an incredible eye for detail with the ability to think outside the box
  • Adopts a modern approach to conveyancing, and in particular its process driven, proactive, risk-based requirements
  • Is competent use of MS Office required

What we offer you

  • Monday to Friday – Office Hours – 9.00am – 5.00pm with 1 hour’s lunch break
  • Industry leading training
  • Competitive starting salary DOE
  • Non-Contractual Bonus
  • Access to on demand CPD
  • Holidays – “In addition to 8 statutory public holidays, you will receive paid holiday entitlement of four working weeks during a complete holiday year”
  • Additional Annual Leave entitlement for long service
  • Opportunities for you to progress and develop further in line with our expansion strategy
  • Pension Scheme
  • Lucrative ‘Refer a friend scheme’
  • Free Costco Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Annual Summer and Christmas Parties
  • Award Events

If you have the experience that we require, APPLY NOW!

If this role isn’t for you, check out all of our current vacancies online today through our group website.

We’re always looking for new people to join the Group who represent our values and want to take advantage of our experienced and award-winning training programs. If you do not see a role that complements your experience, you can always submit a speculative CV!

The PM Law Group are an equal opportunities employer.

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