Managing client files, running own transactional files
Managing a high volume of matters for key clients, sometimes with short deadlines
Recording time and working towards billing targets
Assisting other legal advisors in the department with transactions and where necessary dealing with post-completion transactional work, including completion of SDLT returns and submission within deadline, serving notices of assignment and making Land Registry applications
Communicating effectively and confidently with clients and external solicitors (both in writing and by telephone) to provide advice, negotiate transactions and deal with queries in relation to both post-
completion work and own matters.
Assisting on large portfolio transactions, preparing title packs, disclosure bundles and setting up and uploading information into data rooms
Completing property reports and schedules.
Assisting on matters connected with other legal departments including for example corporate transactions.
Assisting with various other tasks as required
Skills and qualifications
Previous real estate experience desirable or previous experience within a legal environment in a similar role
Excellent client care skills
Self confidence and ability to demonstrate initiative
Ability to grasp things quickly and easily.
Enthusiastic, energetic with a positive, can do attitude
Good working knowledge of various applications word, excel, outlook, digital dictation
Taking care and attention into all correspondence and documentation
Flexible with the ability to adapt to change, new practices and remain calm under pressure and find solutions
Excellent presentation skills reflected in their work
A methodical and organised approach with keen attention paid to every detail
Good organisational skills to ensure that the tasks are effectively scheduled within working time available, and that urgent work is completed and returned within the specified timescales.
Friendly and helpful approach to dealing with queries
Excellent communication skills
Able to integrate within a team as well as working on one’s own initiative
Ability to deliver a quality service to both internal and external clients
Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.