Legal Administrator

We are seeking an experienced, positive and personable Legal Administrator to join our team. The successful candidate will undertake several routine and non-routine administration duties within the Residential Property Department. They will also take on some client care work in support of partners and fee-earners within a busy fast paced legal practice. This is an exciting opportunity for a well organised, reliable person who is looking for a long-term role as an administrator.

On offer is a competitive salary in a firm with a progressive and proactive approach to on-going learning and a friendly, professional working environment.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • File opening/closures – prepare anti-money laundering documentation, set up paper files, check ledger balances, process client documents
  • Handling caller and client enquiries
  • Billing – preparing invoices and liaising with accounts team
  • Taking meeting minutes and preparing agendas
  • Requesting and tracking the progress of searches with online providers
  • Printing, scanning, copying and filing client documents, correspondence and emails
  • Completing SDLT returns in draft for approval by fee earners
  • Drafting letters, documents, emails, statements, etc
  • Dealing with pre- and post-completion requirements
  • Scheduling and checking of deeds and documentation
  • Completing legal forms and obtaining copy documents from the Land Registry, Local Authorities, etc.
  • Liaising with clients and other interested parties as requested by fee earners
  • Conducting legal research

Person Specification

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 12 months experience as a Legal Administrator within a conveyancing department
  • Client-facing experience
  • Excellent time management with the ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Focused on accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to proof-read
  • Legal research skills
  • Ability to work seamlessly under pressure in a busy deadline driven setting
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication and people skills. Good command of the English language
  • Sound IT skills including working knowledge of Microsoft applications

Desirable Requirements:

  • Foreign languages

Candidates satisfying the person specification, please contact the HR Manager by email only with your CV and covering letter: cvs@saracenssolicitors.co.uk.

If we do not respond within ten working days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Start Date: Immediate

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