Property Executive

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Domestic Property
Location: Grimsby

We are currently looking to recruit a Property Executive to join our Domestic Property team in Grimsby. We will also consider experienced Paralegals that have worked in a Domestic Property department previously.

The role will be based in our Grimsby office, but may also require travel to our other office locations.

The Firm

Wilkin Chapman LLP is the largest law firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, providing a wide range of legal services to both businesses and individuals. The Firm regularly achieves department and individual recommendations in the UK's leading legal directories and is ranked 106 in the top 200 UK law firms by turnover.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a fee earner to assist and maximise departmental profitability whilst maintaining client care standards.

Duties will include
  1. Conduct all matters in the client's best interest and in accordance with the highest professional standards and applicable "quality" standards at all times.
  2. Maintain files in a neat and orderly state and ensure that each file is reviewed at least once in every 2 month period unless there is a valid reason marked on the file for not so doing.
  3. Maintain time recording on client matters on a daily basis and submit completed forms to the Accounts Department.
  4. Regularly update clients as to the current situation of their case.
  5. Deal with routine and difficult enquiries from telephone callers and clients effectively and efficiently and ensure that all client complaints are dealt with both professionally and promptly to the complete satisfaction of the client.
  6. Ensure quality of work produced by 'support staff' is to the highest standard and aim to ensure it is right first time.
  7. Understand the obligations relating to client accounts and ensure the preparation and service of bills comply with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.
  8. To use best endeavours to achieve financial targets agreed with the Department Head or Branch Partner.
  9. Use Case Management for all cases, communicating by email to clients where possible and utilising Client Connect for informing clients and estate agents of progress.

The successful candidate will have experience in running a caseload of Domestic Property files. The role would suit a qualified person or unqualified with the right experience.

Skills Required

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • At least one year’s post qualified experience (or an experienced Paralegal that has worked within a Domestic Property department previously);
  • Excellent teamworking and technical ability;
  • A positive and proactive approach to tasks;
  • Effective client relationship skills;
  • Ability to adopt a practical as well as legal approach to client issues;
  • Ability to business develop and network;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Understanding and adopting the Firm’s values and behaviours.
Equal Opportunities

Wilkin Chapman is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived differences.  We are an armed forces friendly employer.

Our Values

All that we do is shaped by our five values: Service, Teamwork, Approachability, Innovation and Commitment to achieving results. These values are the bedrock of Wilkin Chapman, they define who and what we are - they underpin everything that we do. For more information on our values, please click here.

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