Residential Conveyancing Paralegal



Full Time

Edinburgh

We are recruiting an experienced paralegal to join our busy residential conveyancing team in our Edinburgh Office. The successful candidate will be working directly under the Conveyancing Partners; responsible for their own case load whilst assisting the partners and qualified solicitors in all areas of residential conveyancing.

The ideal candidate for this position will have proven residential conveyancing experience, a good knowledge of the Edinburgh housing market, a strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills and will be comfortable working in a fast paced and busy workplace.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES include but are not limited to:

  • Advising clients on submitting offers, particularly in Edinburgh
  • Noting interest and submitting offers
  • Dealing with all aspects of conveyancing in purchases, sales, remortgages, transfer of titles and discharges (from initial contact to completion)
  • Taking transactions from start to finish
  • Managing a high volume caseload with minimum supervision
  • Manage client and lender requirements
  • Taking instructions from clients
  • Drafting legal documentation
  • Dealing with all aspects of missives
  • Liaising with clients, solicitors, lenders and others throughout the transaction
  • Meeting with clients
  • Making regular contact with clients to keep them updated throughout their transaction
  • Examining title and reporting to clients/lenders
  • Completing LBTT and Registration applications
  • Complying with our Anti-Money Laundering and Risk Assessment procedures/processes
  • Producing Fee Notes and Cash Accounts when required

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Paralegal Qualification
  • Previous conveyancing paralegal experience is essential
  • Good knowledge of the Edinburgh property market is essential
  • Experience of dealing with lenders platforms LMS and Lender Exchange
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent I.T. skills
  • Good team player
  • A pro-active approach to work
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good problem solving skills

DESIRABLE (BUT NOT ESSENTIAL):

  • Registered with the Law Society of Scotland

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

A competitive salary is on offer and is aligned with applicants knowledge, skills and experience

APPLICATION PROCESS (STRICTLY NO AGENCIES):

To apply for the position please email your CV and covering letter to cscott@stuartandstuart.co.uk or send by post to:

Carrie-Ann Scott

Stuart & Stuart

25 Rutland Street

Edinburgh

EH1 2RN

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