Residential Property Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Residential Property Paralegal/Legal Assistant, £22,000 - £25,000, Guildford, Surrey

Our client is a very strong law firm with 7 offices throughout Surrey and South West London. The ethos of their approach to clients is to be receptive, responsive and friendly. They believe these attributes can only prosper if all employees deal with each other in a similar manner. They are proud of their reputation as a friendly firm that people enjoy working for and working with. The Residential Property department is looking to recruit a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join their team in Guildford.

What is the role

The Residential Property department currently operates out of all 7 of their offices and in total comprises of 9 Partners, 3 Senior Associates, 2 Assistant Solicitors, a Licensed Conveyancer, 3 Paralegals, 5 Legal or Property Assistant/Administrators, 4 Post-Exchange Executives and 13 Legal PA’s/Secretaries. Specifically, the Residential Property team in Guildford consists of 2 Partners, 1 Assistant Solicitor, 1 Legal Assistant and a 2 Legal PA’s.

Main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Preparing correspondence and documents
  • Administering filing
  • Undertake on-line form filling requirements, including SDLT
  • Preparing and submitting Land Registry forms (AP1, UN1, RX1, etc.)
  • Preparing mail and enclosures for dispatch
  • Progress client matters without fee earners supervision and in the absence of a fee earner
  • Making appointments
  • Operating the case management system
  • Attending clients both in person and on the telephone

What you will need

Minimum requirements:

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant with experience in Residential Property
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Excellent typing skills
  • High accuracy levels
  • Communicates professionally with clients, agents and others involved in the conveyancing process
  • Prior knowledge of Evolution, or another case management system is preferable

What they offer

  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Private medical cover
  • Contributory pension
  • Life assurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Annual bonus scheme – offers the opportunity to earn up to 7% of salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Training and Development Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Travel to Work Loan Scheme


If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or other paralegal jobs in the market then contact Matthew Heard at matthew@lrlegal.co.uk or call for a confidential discussion on 02084642565 or 07887523228.