Legal Secretary – Commercial & Residential Conveyancing

  • Permanent
  • Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
  • London: West End
  • Posted 1 week ago

Owen Reed are recruiting for a Legal Secretary to join a law firm in the Marylebone area of London.  The Legal Secretary will work within in the conveyancing department in both residential and commercial.

Responsibilities of the Legal Secretary:
Typing dictation files;
Taking detailed telephone messages;
Drafting and submitting all usual conveyancing searches, using an online search portals;
Preparing basic draft contracts, transfer deeds, DS1s etc as and when required;
Amending (with track changes) draft contracts, leases etc;
Preparing and submitting all usual Land Registry applications;
Downloading documents from the Land Registry Portal;
Obtaining company documents through Companies House;
Registering charges at Companies House online;
Completing and submitting SDLTs online;
Putting together report documentation for purchases;
Procuring indemnity insurance policy quotes;
Diary management, to include usual conveyancing related key dates (completion dates, SDLT deadlines, land registry search expiry dates, land registry cancellation dates etc);
Operating the telephone system (as a backup to overflow calls from switchboard);
Opening files and associated due diligence requirements;
Filing, file closures, archiving and associated general admin;
DX/Post rota;
Dealing with simple day to day correspondence and client requests

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