Administration Assistant

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

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Administration Assistant to join our Domestic Property team in Grimsby. 

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

The successful applicant will provide administrative support to the team, including using a case management system to set up new clients and finalise matters after completion, dealing with stamp duty returns, liaising with various outside contacts and assisting with routine enquiries.

Duties will include
  • Assisting with files/parts of files as requested by the fee earners within the team.
  • Liaising with clients, dealing with routine and difficult enquiries professionally and promptly to the complete satisfaction of the client.  Seeking advice and guidance where necessary.
  • Assisting with routine enquiries from telephone callers and visitors effectively, efficiently and professionally.
  • Conveying messages clearly, quickly and accurately.
  • Assisting fee earners in the daily running of the conveyancing department to include contact with estate agents, clients, solicitors and outside agents.
Skills Required

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • A proven ability to be able to work accurately and under pressure
  • An ability to show initiative and establish positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent communication and client care skills
  • Excellent organisation and administration skills
  • Competent IT user
  • An eye for detail
  • Understanding and adoption of the Firm’s values and behaviours. 

Previous experience of property work on an administrative basis would be helpful but full training will be provided.

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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