Fee Earner

  • Location
    Chelmsford, Essex
  • Category
    Legal - Conveyancing
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • External Reference
    JN-012020-116858
  • Salary
    28000 £ - 45000 £ / Year

Fee Earner
Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm
Chelmsford, Essex
£28,000- £45,000 per annum, experience depending

Benefits: 4 weeks annual leave + bank holidays + Birthday + Christmas shut down, physio assessments and a massage allowance, dress down and free lunch Friday, minimum of 1 Company outing per year, modern working environment, breakfast items, buy and sell up to 3 holiday days per annum, support in personal goals and career development, 50% off Gym Membership


Job role-
A Fee Earner, with previous experience in new build, shared ownership and residential conveyancing that is confident in managing a large work load and assistants at different levels of experience.
The successful candidate will be confident in time management, organisation and prioritising in relation to all files and all assistants assigned to them. Confidently meeting deadlines and keeping files in an auditable state.

Strong communication skills across all channels with developers, solicitors, lenders, clients and colleagues as part of daily operations, ensuring the company values and culture is supported and are policy and process compliant.

Job responsibilities-
* Overall responsibility of designated sites from instruction to completion;
* Reading and compiling notes whilst also revealing and raising queries and enquirers on all site information and searches;
* Daily communication with on-site sales negotiators to identify targeted exchanges,
* Give regular updates to on-site sales negotiators with the progressing of plots;
* Taking instructions from clients;
* Raising client enquiries with solicitors for developers;
* Ensuring Help to Buy requirements are met;
* Sending terms and conditions of business and estimates of fees and disbursements;
* Carrying out all electronic ID checks of clients;
* Carry out OS2 and Bankruptcy searches and ensuring these remain in date;
* Issuing contracts and dealing with any related sale or part exchange enquiries;
* Collating and sending or checking supporting documents;
* Exchanging contracts and completing the transaction;
* Dealing with all financial aspects of a transaction; including checking and signing off proof of funds.
* Carrying out and checking pre-contract searches by checking whether the property is affected by local authority proposals, leases, easements or covenants, mortgages, land tax, susceptibility to flooding or subsidence, or liability for unsound building structures and repairs;
* Receiving and checking mortgage instructions from lenders and undertaking specific tasks required;
* Preparing transfer and mortgage deeds;
* Regular communication with the accounts department to ensure the receiving of mortgage and client funds within 24hrs of completion;
* Establish and maintain relations with on-site sales negotiators - regular phone calls and site visits and attending launches and shows
* Ensure the site master file kept up to date with the latest information;
* Raise any issues immediately and in good time to the Manager that may affect exchange or completion deadlines.
* Dealing with associated transactions e.g. PX files, sale files and remortgages.
* Carrying out and checking pre-contract searches by checking whether the property is affected by local authority proposals, leases, easements or covenants, mortgages, land tax, susceptibility to flooding or subsidence, or liability for unsound building structures and repairs;
* Receiving and checking mortgage instructions from lenders and undertaking specific tasks required;

Selection criteria Desirable-
* Fully qualified in conveyancing
* Minimum of 5 years' experience as Qualified Conveyancer with assistants
* Knowledge in residential, shared ownership and new build


If this sounds like an ideal role for you then please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to receive your CV.


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