Trainee Property Lawyer

Are you looking for a role that can genuinely offer you excellent training and a structured career path? Would you like to join a forward-thinking & innovative legal services business that puts people first?
Department:

Conveyancing

Brand:

ONP Solicitors

Location:

Stockport

Employment Type:

Full Time

Workplace Type:

Hybrid

Contract Type:

Permanent

Salary:

Competitive

Job Reference:

TPL0924

Closing Date:

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Job Description

Are you looking for a role that can genuinely offer you excellent training and a structured career path? Would you like to join a forward-thinking & innovative legal services business that puts people first?

If you’re highly motivated, keen to learn and career-driven, then this could be the opportunity for you!

Our newly-developed Training Academy for Trainee Property Lawyers will start in June 2024 based from our superb offices in central Stockport.

You will embark on a comprehensive 4-month journey that will equip you with the essential knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience required to manage your own cases effectively and provide exceptional client experience.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • In-depth, interactive training sessions covering legal knowledge, systems and processes essential to the role
  • Develop new skills, including customer service, communication, and time management, aimed at delivering exceptional service to our clients and partners
  • Ongoing mentorship, constructive feedback, and support as you engage with live files and build your case load

The Role:

After the initial 4-month training programme, you will join one of our Conveyancing Teams where you will continue to build your own caseload. You will liaise with clients, brokers and lenders, helping to ensure that everything is in place to complete a, sale or property purchase transaction.

Day-to-day duties will include:

  • Accurately inputting data onto a case management system.
  • Logging and actioning mail and other documents. Verifying client identification.
  • Contacting clients; providing guidance and advice and updating them regularly of progress.
  • Liaising with lenders, brokers, solicitors, estate agencies and other third parties.
  • Dealing with case enquiries by telephone and email.
  • Ensuring detailed telephone notes are maintained throughout the transaction.
  • Working from a task list; following up prompts and actioning accordingly.
  • Checking and assessing legal information and documents in line with agreed processes.
  • Completing activities to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.
  • Proactively chasing third parties including solicitors, lenders and brokers for signed documents.
  • Completing searches, reviewing findings and reporting back to clients.
  • Preparing transfer documents, letters and invoices.
  • Requesting and checking all documents are in place and ready for exchange / completion.
  • General housekeeping filing and administration.
  • Ensure compliance with ONP company policy.

Who Are We?

ONP Solicitors, part of Movera, are a well-established law firm based in Stockport, Leeds & Stoke, providing legal services across the UK. We specialise in a number of different practice areas and are proud to be one of the leading providers of legal services to the residential property and remortgage markets. Every day, we help thousands of our clients to navigate the legal side of buying, selling and re-mortgaging their properties!

Why Should You Consider a Career in Conveyancing?

Be part of life-changing moments: Help people achieve their dream of homeownership by guiding them through the legal aspects of buying and selling property. Witness their joy and satisfaction upon completion.

Job Security: The housing market is a constant, and conveyancers are crucial players. Enjoy stable employment with consistent demand for your skills.

Develop diverse skills: Combine legal knowledge with excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Learn about property law, financial regulations, and negotiation tactics.

Career progression: ONP Solicitors offers various paths for growth and specialisation for every stage of your conveyancing career.

Intellectual challenge and variety: Each transaction presents unique challenges and requires meticulous attention to detail. No two days are ever the same!

Technology integration: Embrace technology advancements that streamline processes and enhance efficiency. Stay ahead of the curve in a dynamic field.

Flexible work options: Opportunity for hybrid working to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

What You’ll Need

  • A good general education to A-Level or equivalent.
  • Client-focused with strong communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Excellent organisational skills with ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Good IT skills.
  • An eye for detail.

The planned start date is 2nd September- please be aware that unfortunately we cannot accommodate any holidays of more than a couple of days during the first 8 weeks.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we believe all employees should be treated fairly and equitably. The Company is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace including within our Policies and Procedures, and the areas in which it should have influence.