Conveyancer

Job ID: JRC69

Salary: £23000-£30000 per year

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are currently recruiting on behalf of a Newcastle based law firm who have a long-standing reputation and are a leader within the legal services market, with top-tier classification in both the Chambers UK Directory and the Legal 500 Directory. The firm now require both Conveyancers and Residential Conveyancers to join their Newcastle office. Additionally, the firm offers benefits that are unbeatable and very rare.

Key Duties:

To undertake residential conveyancing work with responsibility for your own caseload
 To uphold exceptional standards of quality and client care
Key Activities & Responsibilities:
Client Care & File Management
 Advise, assist and represent clients, maintaining an exceptionally high standard of client
care at all times
 Balance the demands of your clients/caseload and non-casework responsibilities,
ensuring you meet any deadlines set
 Adhere to all file and case management policies and procedures
Financial
 Meet annual billing and performance targets (which will be calculated in consultation
with you)
 Accurately record all time, chargeable and non-chargeable
 Ensure that the billing of files is carried out efficiently and at the earliest opportunity
People Management & Teamwork
 Work as a team player with other fee earners and support staff
 To delegate to, assist, and work appropriately and considerately with other fee earners
and support staff
 To attend and participate in any meetings of the department or the firm when required
Competence & Development
 Maintain knowledge and skills in relevant practice area(s) keeping up to date with
relevant legislation and case law
 Ensure continuing competence through identifying and addressing any learning needs
 To participate in and engage with supervision in respect of your caseload
 Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of IT systems with a proactive and
supportive approach to the introduction of new systems

Benefits:

Career benefits

  • Culture of promoting from within
  • Career progression opportunities e.g. Training Contracts, Apprenticeships, Associate and Senior Associate programmes, Mentoring Programme
  • Autonomous working – we employ trusted people to get on with the job in hand
  • Personal development opportunities – we invest in the training and development of staff and support and pay for staff to gain relevant accreditations (e.g. children’s panel, mediation, higher rights)
  • Profile raising and recognition – support in gaining listings in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and awards nominations.

Work life balance benefits

  • Holiday entitlement (22-27 days non-Fee Earner contract, 27-32 days Fee Earner contract) plus bank holidays and extra time off at Christmas (subject to variation)
  • Birthdays off in addition to holiday entitlement
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme – ability to buy an extra three days
  • Homeworking with flexibility
  • Paid emergency time off for dependants
  • Free personal time to use as you please e.g. early finishes on Fridays
  • Staff parties/gatherings/social events/weekends away

Financial benefits

  • Bonus Scheme for all staff (staff are eligible after one completed financial year)
  • Pension Scheme (matched contributions up to 5%)
  • Death in Service benefit providing loved ones with four times your annual salary (for staff with 12 months of continuous employment)
  • Maternity Pay (18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay for staff with 18 months of continuous employment)
  • Paternity Pay (2 weeks full pay)
  • Sickness pay (up to 20 days)
  • ‘Christmas Club’ Savings Scheme
  • Friends and family discount for legal services and free wills for staff
  • Travel schemes e.g. discounted POP cards, Railcards

Healthy you benefits

  • Employee Assistance Programme -24/7 free access to counselling for you and your family members, health advice, financial assistance, life coaching and advice with practical day to day issues
  • Free fresh fruit weekly & tea and coffee
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Training and information sharing via healthcare experts e.g. dementia training, on site health checks, cancer awareness, healthy eating
  • Support for and involvement in charities and activities e.g. the Legal Walk, the Legal Bake, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Red Nose Day
  • Trained Mental Health First Aider

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com