Residential Paralegal / Assistant

Ware – £20,000 - £26,000

£20K  - £26K

Douglas Scott is currently looking for a Conveyancing Paralegal / Assistant to join our highly-regarded Legal 500 client and their successful residential property team in Ware, Herts.

In this role, you will be directly assisting fee earners with the below:

  • Sending estimates, TOBs and sale packs to client
  • Dealing with file openings including AML checks and ensuring all information is inputted into case management system (Liberate) and ensuring monies paid on account
  • Obtaining office copy entries and issuing contracts
  • Requesting leasehold packs and redemption statements
  • Liaising with housing association (if shared ownership) and estate agents
  • Dealing with files from pre-exchange through to post-completion
  • Reviewing the file and ensuring all signed documents held, any documents required to remove charge(s) on property received
  • Exchanging contracts and dealing with the relevant post-exchange requirements
  • Preparing completion statements and apportionment statements (if leasehold)
  • Ensuring verbal confirmation of account details are obtained before sending funds
  • File closure – ensuring certified copies of original documents saved to file and closure of file on Liberate, ensuring the client account is cleared and no outstanding disbursements/fees
  • Recording any retentions post-completion and diarising dates for release of funds to client
  • Reviewing file pre-exchange using checklists, ensuring mortgage funds requested from lender, Land Registry searches obtained, lawyer check
  • Updating LMS/Lender Exchange

The ideal candidate will:
  • Friendly & helpful team player
  • Well organised with ability to prioritise workload
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office packages
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good client care skills

If this sounds like a role you can fulfill then get in touch with our consultant Leah via email at, by directly calling on  0203 846 3071 or by applying to this role!

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Leah Roberts

Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071

Leah joined Douglas Scott in 2021 as a part of the London & South East team specialising in legal recruitment within the northern home counties, namely Bucks, Herts, and Essex. She works with the leading firms across her region, from boutique to top tier Legal 500. Having worked previously in recruitment, Leah understands the complexities of paramount networking. She further prides herself on her ability to build honest and long-term relationships.

In her spare time, Leah enjoys being a full-time Mum to her sausage dog, as well as being a proud foodie when she is out in the city!

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Residential Conveyancing
  • Type: Paralegal
  • Salary: £20,000 - £26,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Ware
  • Reference: 39727763

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