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Residential Property Assistant (1919)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Your Role

Working as a Residential Property Assistant, you’ll work to support your team to allow them to provide quality legal advice and an exceptional Conveyancing service to our clients.

Using your understanding of the law, you’ll assist fee-earners with managing their caseloads of purchase, sale, remortgage and other associated matters for both freehold and leasehold properties. Given the nature of the role, you’ll need to be hardworking and be able to thrive in a pressurised environment; reacting to changing deadlines and priorities in a professional and pragmatic manner.

You’ll be able to demonstrate an up-to-date legal knowledge and an enthusiasm for continuing your professional development to ensure that you are always able to provide the best services to our clients. You’ll have the confidence to contribute to team meetings and work collaboratively sharing best practice and learning from your colleagues.

 

What You'll Be Doing
  • Supporting the Partner and other fee earners in the management of their caseloads by actioning legal procedures as directed
  • Ensuring strong service delivery for clients and work providers through pro-active assistance to the fee earners
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records on required systems as appropriate
  • Working to specified SLA’s set by the department
  • Liaising directly with clients to manage expectations and provide updates on progress of cases
  • Preparing correspondence and documents using the firm’s case management and other IT systems
  • Dealing with all clients and visitors in a professional manner both internal and external
  • Referring cases and other relevant matters to fee earners and supervisors to ensure quality legal advice is provided and compliance with the firm’s policies and procedures
  • Keeping up to date with changes in relevant law and practice and attending appropriate training events to ensure up to date legal knowledge and best practice

 

What We're Looking For
  • Ideally you’ll have conveyancing experience already and may be working towards a relevant legal qualification such as ILEX, CLC or similar
  • A demonstrable understanding of case management systems and an awareness of quality procedures
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Great accuracy and attention to detail

If you are a great team player with a passion for Residential Property, we would love to hear from you.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 
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Location
Sheffield
Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT
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We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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  • Business Area:
    Private Wealth
  • Team:
    Residential Property
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Sheffield
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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