Residential Conveyancer Durham

Role and Responsibilities

To include but not limited to:

  • To be responsible for the conduct of residential conveyancing matters including:
    • Sales, Purchases and Re-mortgages
    • Freehold & Leasehold Conveyancing
    • Transfers of Equity
    • Equity Release Schemes
    • Leasehold Enfranchisement
  • To provide support to existing Conveyancing Fee Earners and the relevant Partner and/or Head of Department
  • To assist in the promotion, development and marketing of the Property Department and cross referral of clients to other fee earners
  • To achieve Fee Earning targets as set by the Partners
  • To attend Firm meetings including monthly Fee Earners Meetings and Property Department Meetings
  • To comply with the Firm’s Policies and Procedures and to adhere to standards set by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme
  • To comply with the SRA handbook including SRA accounts rules when dealing with office & clients’ money
  • To maintain the image and integrity of the Firm at all times and to deal with clients in a courteous manner
  • To attend and participate in the Firm’s social, charitable and marketing activities as required
  • To maximise the use of IT systems and to use these systems to provide a quality, cost effective and efficient service to clients
  • To undertake learning and development, in accordance with the firm’s policies and processes, for Continuing Competence (as defined by the SRA), or regulatory equivalent

Legal Secretary Darlington

Main Responsibilities;-

  • Preparing court statements and forms
  • Dictating Lawyers’ audio files and written notes
  •  Managing records, projects and calendars to make sure everything functions smoothly
  • Transcribing and proofreading legal documents
  • Indexing and updating pleadings and discovery binders
  • Collecting and delivering documents
  • Managing diaries and making travel arrangements for one or more Lawyers
  • Supporting legal research and communicating with vendors, experts, Lawyers, opposing counsel and other staff

Experience in working in any areas of Law will be considered-any background in a secretarial role.

Residential Legal Secretary

Job description

We are Looking to recruit either an experienced Residential Legal Secretary or Conveyancing Assistant to support a recently qualified fee earner within the firm, in a thriving, busy property department.

Main Responsibilities:-

  • The successful candidate must be proficient in the conveyancing process
  • The candidate will provide full administrative support role from file opening all the way through to post completion work and file closing.
  • Drafting completion statements, preparing files for exchange etc.
  • Experience of dealing with raising enquiries is advantageous but not a requirement


  • There is also potential for progression. The firm would reward a fantastic work ethic by offering the opportunity to progress through the route to qualification


  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Darlington, Durham: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location

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Welcoming Lucy Connolly to our Commercial division

We are delighted to welcome Lucy Connolly back to the office this month. Our former Front of House Recruitment Consultant has taken the reigns of our newly established temporary commercial desk. Working alongside senior recruitment consultant Sarah Duckworth, Lucy will be supplying receptionists, office administrators, payroll clerks and more to North-East Businesses.

Lucy will be attending a range of networking events in the new year, so please feel free to say hi!

If you’re a candidate with relevant commercial experience looking for a new challenge or temporary contract in 2023, please send your CV to for a confidential discussion.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking business support on a temporary or temp to perm basis, we would be happy to put together a proposal for you, please call the office on 0191 5166118 for more information. Lucy is busy collating a database of available, and most importantly experienced, candidates across the North-East who are seeking new opportunities- meaning your next hire could be closer than you think!

We wish Lucy all the success in her new role and are excited to see what the future holds for our temporary commercial division.