Conveyancing Lawyer

Conveyancing Lawyer

Conveyancing Lawyer Vacancy

Watkins Solicitors is an award-winning and busy solicitors firm specialising in Family Law, Education Law, Wills and Probate Law, Conveyancing, Human Rights and Judicial Review, with branches across Bristol, Bath and Hereford.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our expanding Conveyancing department. We seek to appoint a permanent full-time Conveyancing solicitor or equivalent; this is a perfect opportunity for a fee earner with 1 to 5 years’ experience. Full-time is 35 hours a week, Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm, and Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm. We are looking for someone to work in either our Fishponds or Bedminster office; however, travel between the offices may be required. 

Watkins Solicitors has an outstanding reputation as an employer, offering excellent employee benefits, a great working culture and exciting career opportunities. We are a friendly, sociable, and respected company with a firm belief in supporting our staff. 

This position may suit someone towards the start of their legal career as we offer training with opportunities to progress. The firm supports remote, agile, and flexible working. In line with the firm’s culture, we aim to nurture and grow our own talent, and we will support the successful candidate in their development and progression.

The candidate

We are looking for a candidate with experience working in a Conveyancing Department who wants to continue their development, is highly organised, and can use their own initiative. 

The main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a mixed residential conveyancing caseload from initial instruction to completion including leasehold and freehold properties, sale and purchases, transfers of equity and remortgages.
  • Assist the Head of Department in supervising departmental support staff
  • To develop and maintain good client and commercial contact relationships and enhance the firm’s client basis by effective liaison with existing clients and introducers
  • Ensure files are maintained to high standards and that matters are progressed in line with the practice’s procedures.

Essential criteria

  • A Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer
  • Experienced in managing a caseload of mixed residential files including leaseholds and freeholds and sales and purchases
  • Excellent in client care skills and have the ability to successfully market the firm.
  • Strong in interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • A professional telephone manner 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • The ability to prioritise your workload 
  • The ability to think on your feet to resolve problems as they arise 

Our offer

In return, you can expect a rewarding career. We believe in looking after our employees, which is why we offer an excellent flexible work policy to help keep the balance between personal and professional life. We also offer the Bike2Work Scheme. The firm very much supports continual training and has developed an extensive in-house training scheme. 

Following a probationary period, there may be the opportunity to work flexibly from home subject to business and client needs. 

To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter to Kate Ford: kford@watkinssolicitors.co.ukThe closing date for this vacancy is 15 July 2022. Interviews will take place remotely.

This firm welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.