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O’Donnell Solicitors are currently recruiting for the following roles:

  • Conveyancing Solicitor/Fee Earner
  • Corporate and Commercial Property Secretary
  • Commercial Property Solicitor

 

Conveyancing Solicitor/Fee Earner

Job Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Grasscroft, Saddleworth
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience.
Reports to: Head of Department (HOD) /Director
Job Purpose: Conveyancing Solicitor/Fee Earner in the conveyancing team.

Key Objectives

CQS accredited firm is now seeking a Conveyancing Fee Earner.

The Firm

We are a dynamic award-winning multi-office practice which provides a comprehensive range of legal services to clients across the North West and UK. Recognising that employees are our greatest asset, we invest in training and development programmes and provide a working environment, which is both supportive and challenging. Blending traditional values of personal and cost-effective advice with a modern and fresh approach we have achieved numerous accreditations and awards. Enjoying continual success and growth we are highly regarded within the legal market. Offering great career prospect and competitive salary, we are now seeking a Conveyancing Fee Earner.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To be the main point of contact for clients in the absence of his/her Head of Department.
  2. To build relationships with clients and internal and external contacts on behalf of the team.
  3. To attend clients/contacts in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the Firm’s standards for client care. Ensuring all telephone calls are returned within 2 hours of receipt wherever possible or at the latest, prior to close of business on each working day.
  4. To use initiative to prepare correspondence and legal documents using case management and to ensure a high quality of the documents, faxes and photocopies.
  5. To progress case management within the limit of their ability as requested by their supervisor.
  6. To open files and run a case load independently as part of a team.
  7. To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch.
  8. To maintain and update the filing systems.
  9. To answer the telephones promptly, taking messages and following up where necessary in a pro-active manner.
  10. To use initiative to progress files within the limits of his/her own ability.
  11. To provide high quality legal advice and support services to our clients in the Residential Conveyancing process. To assist the firm in achieving its stated professional and commercial objectives.
  12. The role will involve assisting with file set up, searches, drafting contracts, enquiries, completion statements, redemption statements, SDLT applications, drafting land registry forms, liaising with clients, estate agents, mortgage brokers and other third parties, file closure and archiving
  13. To be able to run a busy case load across all areas of residential conveyancing including: freehold sales and purchase, leasehold sales and purchase, shared ownership, new builds, help to buy shared equity, right to buy, re-mortgage, transfers of equity and transfers of part
  14. Perform all usual tasks relating to the conveyancing process i.e. taking instructions, preparing contracts, raising and dealing with enquiries, examining title, reporting to clients on search results and title, processing mortgage offers, attending to exchange and completion, preparing completion statements and attending to registration
  15. Contribute to the business development efforts of others.
  16. To assist HOD/Director in the management of caseload by actioning legal procedures as directed by the HOD/Director.
  17. To assist HOD/Director in the management of caseload by dealing with file related queries either face to face or by telephone.

Person Specification Essential Skills & qualifications

• A good level of education.

• Competent typing ability.

• Excellent IT Skills with working knowledge of all MS applications especially Word.

• Have excellent organisational and communication skills. Desirable Skills & qualifications

• Have an in depth understanding of the conveyancing process and technical title issues.

· A minimum of four years’ experience working within residential conveyancing is essential

Personal Attributes

• Be reliable and diligent, with good attention to detail.

• Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude.

• Good interpersonal skills.

• A positive approach to working under pressure in a busy environment.

• Have a high level of confidentiality.

Please contact Claire Egerton and Rebecca O’Donnell with your CV on [email protected] and [email protected]

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Corporate and Commercial Property Secretary

Job Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Grasscroft, Saddleworth
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience.
Reports to: Head of Department
Job Purpose: Secretary in the Corporate and Commercial Property Team

Key Objectives

Award winning firm seeking a secretary to assist in the busy Corporate/Commercial and Commercial Property Department on a full-time basis. The correct candidate will also be required to assist within the Litigation and Employment Department.

The Firm

We are a dynamic multi-office practice which provides a comprehensive range of legal services to clients across the UK. Recognising that employees are our greatest asset, we invest in training and development programmes and provide a working environment, which is both supportive and challenging. Blending traditional values of personal and cost-effective advice with a modern and fresh approach we have achieved numerous accreditations and awards. Enjoying continual success and growth we are highly regarded within the legal market. Offering great career prospect and competitive salary, we are now seeking a secretary to join our Corporate and Commercial Property Team.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To be the main point of contact for clients in the absence of his/her Head of Department.
  2. To build relationships with clients and internal and external contacts on behalf of the team.
  3. To use initiative to prepare correspondence and legal documents using case management and to ensure a high quality of the documents, faxes and photocopies.
  4. To answer telephone calls promptly, taking messages and returning calls within 2 hours of receipt wherever possible or at the latest, prior to close of business on each working day.
  5. To progress case management within the limit of their ability as requested by their supervisor.
  6. To open and close files.
  7. To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch.
  8. To maintain and update the filing systems.
  9. Controlling the diaries, organising meetings, lunches, booking rooms etc.
  10. To audio type promptly for fee earners.
  11. Verifying client identification.
  12. To assist HOD/Director in the management of caseload by dealing with file related queries either face to face or by telephone.
  13. Have a good understanding of the HMLR and HMRC Portals and to be familiar with the post completion registration process including SDLT return filing.
  14. Be familiar with the preparation of completion accounts and invoicing using the firms case management software.

Person Specification Essential Skills & qualifications

• A good level of education.

• Excellent typing ability.

• Excellent IT Skills with working knowledge of all MS applications especially Word.

• Have excellent organisational and communication skills. Desirable Skills & qualifications

• Have an in depth understanding of the legal secretary role and administration process within the profession.

Personal Attributes

• Be reliable and diligent, with good attention to detail.

• Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude.

• Good interpersonal skills.

• A positive approach to working under pressure in a busy environment.

• Have a high level of confidentiality.

Please contact James O’Donnell with your CV on [email protected] 

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Commercial Property Solicitor

This role will suit a qualified Solicitor with around three to five years PQE and a proven track record of handling  commercial property and transactional work (Buying and Selling Commercial Property/Commercial Lease work).
You must also be willing to network, and prepared to build local connections.

Job Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Grasscroft, Saddleworth
Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience
Reports to: Head of Department/Director/James O’Donnell
Job Purpose: To build and manage own case load and to assist the commercial team on larger transactional matters.

Key objectives

Award winning firm seeking a Commercial Property Solicitor on a full-time basis.

The Firm

We are a dynamic and award winning multi-office practice which provides a comprehensive range of legal services to clients across the UK. Recognising that employees are our greatest asset, we invest in training and development programs and provide a working environment, which is both supportive and challenging. Blending traditional values of personal and cost-effective advice with a modern fresh approach, we have achieved numerous accreditations and awards. We are enjoying continuous success and continuous growth and are highly regarded within the legal market. We would offer great career prospects and a competitive salary and are now seeking an Assistant in the Commercial Department due to a substantial increase in instructions.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To build own case load in a thriving department taking instructions on new enquiries and providing advice and handling cases autonomously and as part of a team on the larger transactional cases.
  2. To build relationships with clients and internal and external contacts on behalf of the Team.
  3. To use initiative to prepare contracts, correspondence and legal documents using Case Management including use of Practical Law.

Person specification essential skills and qualifications

• Strong academic record.
• The ability to work on your own and as part of a team.
• Excellent IT skills.
• Excellent organisation, presentation and communication skills.
• To have good connections and a desire to network.

Personal attributes

• Be reliable and diligent with good attention to detail.
• Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• A positive approach to working under pressure in a busy environment.

Please contact James O’Donnell with your CV on [email protected]