The Scottish Paralegal Association

Conveyancing Paralegal

Stuart & Stuart have acted for individuals and families for over 200 years, providing clear advice and finding solutions to meet every need. Whether you are contemplating a divorce or considering your estate planning, our small team of approachable experts and accredited specialists will guide you through life’s twists and turns, tailoring our advice to your personal circumstances.

When it comes to property, our longevity means that we know the Edinburgh and Lothians property market inside out, while our modern approach gives us the edge in every transaction. What’s more, we’ll always provide you with a fixed fee for our estate agency services, rather than following the traditional commission-based approach to feeing.

In fact, no matter what we do for you, we are committed to only ever charging a fair fee, which we’ll always fix in advance where we can. If we can’t fix or estimate the cost, we’ll send your file to an independent law accountant to assess what a fair fee should be when your case has concluded.

Company :Stuart & Stuart
Category :Conveyancing
Date :20 September, 2019
Location :Edinburgh
Website :www.stuartandstuart.co.uk/
Salary :Competitive

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
  • 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

PRIVACY POLICY:
Please see the ‘Privacy Policy’ on our website (www.stuartanddstuart.co.uk) for an explanation about how we use information we collect from you.

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