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Legal Assistant - Support Office

We are currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant to join our legal team here at the CVS Support Office in Diss, Norfolk. 

Part-time or full time applications will be considered for the role. 

Within this role you will be required to provide administrative and legal support to the Head of Legal and the legal team. 

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • To provide legal and secretarial support for the Head of Legal on commercial property transactions
  • To assist the other members of the in-house legal team with the efficient running of the legal department and work consistently as a team
  • To liaise with Practice Staff and external solicitors regarding legal matters, providing a high level of customer focus
  • To have a working knowledge of the property database and keeping it up to date with legal information
  • To provide support to the Estates team with legal information
  • To facilitate communication between the Legal department and other teams at Support Office

Key Tasks & Duties will include:

  • Provision of legal support to the Head of Legal to include assisting with preparation of Lease Documentation and legal documents, undertaking property searches and assisting with property due diligence on acquisitions.
  • Understand and assist with the legal processes involved in the residential and commercial property areas
  • Compile legal documents under supervision of In House Solicitor
  • Preparation of SDLT returns
  • Compile legal bundles as and when used in the department and ensure that they are professionally presented and fit for purpose
  • Dealing with enquiries from the Practices and sourcing the necessary information from our various databases
  • Processing invoices and managing payments to the Land Registry, Search providers and insurers
  • Taking telephone calls from solicitors and assisting with enquiries
  • Use plain English in all communications and ensure information is presented in a clear, logical and structured way
  • Assisting the legal team with the efficient running of the Property Legal and Estates Department support function
  • To liaise with Finance, Purchase Ledger and HR Teams and to facilitate communication of department-relevant information
  • To undertake any other duties that from time to time may prove necessary, including relevant duties or projects delegated by the In-house Solicitor which are in line with the responsibilities of the post.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a legal assistant/legal secretarial environment along with the following:

  • Highly competent in Microsoft Word, Excel. Experience of Microsoft Access is desirable.
  • F/ILEX or Institute of Paralegal (Desirable but not essential – training opportunities can be provided to the right candidate)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills

 

Are you interested in joining our team?

If so, please click "Apply Now" and we will be in contact with you shortly. 

 


 
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Location
Head Office Legal
CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom, IP22 4ER
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  • Salary:
    Salary (Pro Rata) + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Support Office
  • City:
    Diss
  • Job Type:
    Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Employment Type:
    Maternity Cover
  • Application Closing Date:
    30 April 2019
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