Role profile: Role Profile Level 3
PQE: Not applicable
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm)
Division: Litigation, Transaction and Advisory
Team: Real Estate Manchester and Leeds
Location: Leeds
The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2019 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our national Real Estate team provides a complete range of legal and advisory services on all aspects of commercial property for both the public and private sector. We advise on and draft heads of terms, development agreements and associated construction, planning and site disposal matters, funding arrangements, freehold transfer and associated due diligence procedures, grant assignment and lease renewals. Our clients range from major retailers, leisure operators, regional developers, local authorities, universities and healthcare providers. We have been involved in a range of projects from £100 million city centre regeneration schemes to smaller bespoke ventures. Our service includes the management of large property portfolios for occupiers and investors, advising on LTA 1954 renewals, easements, covenants, service charges and land registration.

The role

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Run own varied caseload of property re-mortgages, transfers of equity, sales and purchases (freehold/leasehold)
  • Perform general file management duties
  • Carry out searches
  • Making applications to the Land Registry to register dealings
  • Open new case files/matters on system
  • Physically open new files, ensuring compliance with Lexcel and internal procedures
  • Assist with and oversee money laundering checks on all new matters (or where funds are received on existing files)
  • Ensure client is kept informed at all times by providing and updating a property reporting schedule on a weekly basis
  • Attend client meetings where necessary
  • Close and archive files, including filleting files ready for processing
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining precedent files for the team by assisting in setting up and utilising work flows on the case management system
  • Perform other general administrative, support and case handling duties as appropriate

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be required to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification
  • Vast residential conveyancing experience
  • Able to run with transactions from start to finish
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.