Lawson West Solicitors Ltd

Legal Administrator Apprentice - Conveyancing Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)

Lawson West Solicitors Ltd (Employer)

Damar Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,000.00
34.5 hours per week Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm
16 months (duration)
12 September 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
2 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide proactive administrative and legal support to the residential conveyancing team (and occasionally other fee earners within the growing Lawson-West Commercial Department).

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

To assist with providing effective liaison between the team and clients, solicitors and third parties on a regular basis so that excellent business relationships are maintained to the standards of the Company and the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal administrative support in a timely and accurate manner including submitting searches, land registry applications and mortgage redemptions.
  • Provide office administrative support in a timely and accurate manner including, opening files, client ID checking, filing, faxing, scanning and photocopying and closing files.
  • Working with the residential conveyancing team, to provide legal support, taking instructions from clients, keeping clients and agents updated, updating the case management system
  • Liaise with estate agents, solicitors, clients and other third parties in person, on the telephone and in writing in a professional and confident manner, including giving proposals and keeping clients informed and providing assistance to the fee earners and Paralegals in the department
  • Provide financial and marketing administrative support in a timely and accurate manner including preparing invoices and inputting data.
  • Assist with post completion tasks such as SDLT returns, Land Registry applications liaising with lenders as required.
  • Undertake general office administration tasks including maintaining and managing diaries, incoming and outgoing mail and assisting with marketing activities.
  • Ensure confidentiality and the security of all client details, files and correspondence at all times and to comply in all regards with the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

Company Benefits:

  • Salary at or above market rate reviewed annually
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days
  • Long Service Awards – additional Annual Leave and 10 Year Club Membership
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Complimentary Will
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Introduction Bonus scheme
  • Financial Education
  • Enhanced Eye Care

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard with Legal pathways

  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential to progress to a Paralegal position

Reality Check

***Driving licence – this is not essential but the ability to travel between our Leicester on Market Harborough branch, if required, would be desirable*** Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our apprentices and expects our employer partners to share this commitment and to take appropriate steps to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
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