Owing to the volume of work, we currently have two vacancies for office support/paralegals at our Exeter office. We will consider applicants on either a full-time or part-time (21 hours +) basis. Full training will be provided.

The role requires an organised individual who will be confident managing a busy workload and must be able to use their own initiative and work well under pressure. They will also support lawyers in the Residential Conveyancing Department, who might be working on a remote basis, by means of winscribe digital dictation together with assisting with Reception cover at lunchtime and in the event of absence.

Full training will be given to ensure that within a six-month period the successful candidate is able to undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in the progression of a conveyancing transaction to include:
  • Exchanging contracts and dealing with completions; Preparation of contracts, transfers, trust deeds, and correspondence; Dealing with completion statements; Raising solicitors’ invoices; Drawing up contracts; Taking instructions from and liaising with clients; Undertaking online searches, and completing Land Registry and SDLT forms on-line
  • Provide secretarial assistance to residential conveyancing lawyers based in your place of work and remotely as required
  • Participate in rotas for the purposes of Reception/Post cover
  • Deal with telephone calls in a confident manner providing clear, accurate, and up-to-date information
  • Produce documents using the firm’s case management software
  • Demonstrate good administrative skills with good attention to detail
  • Demonstrate good organisation skills
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Cope well under pressure, with an ability to work flexibly and cope with changing priorities
  • Take a positive and proactive approach to work, anticipating and meeting the needs of the department
  • Be receptive to receiving and acting on instructions given by your immediate supervisor
  • Be competent in using Word and other Microsoft Products (Outlook and Powerpoint)

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Residential Conveyancing Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment. If you are looking for a new challenge, please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk.

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