Legal Secretary - Real Estate

£34,000 - £37,500


Ella Britton

A leading Commercial Law firm in the City of London has an exciting opportunity for a Real Estate Legal Secretary to join the firm to provide a high quality and client focussed secretarial service to the Fee Earners covering Residential and Commercial Property matters.

The Legal Secretaries are an integral part of the team and the successful candidate can expect a varied workload requiring excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritise workloads, attention to detail as well as excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).

The successful candidate will have proven experience as a Legal Secretary, or similar, and will possess a thorough understanding and working knowledge of conveyancing processes and will be familiar with HMLR & SDLT.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Accurate and timely file opening, including completion of full client and contact details on Lawsoft and client care letter.
  • Conducting property searches, completing HMLR forms and SDLT processes.
  • Maintain files including timely filing and archiving.
  • Timely and accurate typing of documentation as requested via BigHand or other.
  • Maintaining departmental and individual fee earner diaries/calendars as requested.
  • Ensuring swift response to client enquiries in the event of fee earner absence and making attendance notes promptly for the file of all contact with clients and others on case work.
  • Supporting monthly billing.
  • Updating data rooms, as necessary
  • Booking meetings, courses and travel arrangements.
  • Liaison with internal and external contacts and clients as requested.
  • Scanning and photocopying as necessary.
  • Liaising and working effectively with other secretaries (particularly those with direct responsibility to the Department), including arranging handovers at all times necessary and planning cover for absences.

Candidates will need to have previous experience as a Legal Secretary within property and have the ability to independently draft standard conveyancing documents and be a confident user with SDLT processes and HMLR portal.

For further information on this role and to discuss further, please contact Ella Britton

  • Property Solicitor - Residential
    £20,000 - 25,000

    AJ Chambers are excited to be working alongside a growing and prestigious Law Practice who have a presence in both Essex and Suffolk who are looking to expand their residential property team with a qualified Solicitor.

    The role will offer the succesful candidate a clear progressive career opportunity with the potential of reaching Partner level.

    The main purpose of the role is to run a small to medium residential caseload (circa £180k fees per year) with the help of a full time paralegal. This is the complete opposite of a pile them high sell them cheap approach. The residential offering is an off shoot from the corporate client base.

    It would be a fantastic opportunity for someone who is fed up of the huge pressures residential solicitors have faced the last 2 years particularly working in larger firms who do mass conveyancing. This is a high quality service for a good price to a small number of clients.

    You must have proven experience of:

    registered and unregistered freehold and leasehold sales, purchases, mortgages/re-mortgages, transfers of equity (including matrimonial conveyancing), lease extensions, new builds, assignments of off-plan contracts, shared ownership and Right to Buy transactions.

    Candidates will need to be c5 years PQE but a client following is not essential for the role.

    A competitive salary and work life balance is on offer along with the opportunity to grow with the business.

    For further information please contact Ella Britton

  • Paralegal - Private Client
    £20,000 - 25,000

    A medium sized Law Firm based in the West End has clear expansion plans and is looking to grow the Private Client team with an experienced Paralegal.

    Ideally, the successful candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in that area but they would also consider a NQ for this role, with market salary to reflect.

    As a Private Client Paralegal you will be specialising within a wide range of estate administration work, grants of representation, distribution of estates, inheritance tax returns, applications for probate, liaising with the private property team, collating capital gains tax information and drafting income tax returns.

    This is a new, currently small, department who are looking for support for the current fee earner with a view to building/expanding so this is a graet time to join the practice.

    For further information please contact Ella Britton

  • Personal Tax Manager
    £60000 per year - 75000 per year

    Personal Tax Manager – Impressive Boutique AJ Chambers are currently seeking a Personal Tax Assistant Manger for a boutique practice in Central London. The Highlights

    Well established boutique with specialist work Great scope for advisory work The firm has seen year on year growth Generous holiday allowance

    Personal Tax Manager Responsibilities

    Managing a small team of personal tax specialists Providing both compliance and advisory services to a portfolio of clients Clients will be both HNW and UHNW Working with offshore trustees to set up trusts and companies Dealing with Non-Doms and Non-Res Assisting on HMRC enquiries Assisting with billing Assisting with the management and development of junior members of staff


    CTA qualified (Highly desired, but not essential) Personal Tax experience Experience of dealing with complex issues such as Non-Dom/Non-Res advisory

    For further information on this Personal Tax Manager role, please apply direct or contact Thomas Sharland-Harris at AJ Chambers

  • Office Administrator
    £20000 per year - 25000 per year

    AJ Chambers have a great opportunity for a busy Law Practice in the West End of London for a Office Administrator to manage the day to day function.

    The main duties will include but not limited to:

    Dealing with post in (scanning) and out, Managing the Boardroom booking for meetings and arranging the setup of rooms Ordering office supplies General diary organising Some telephonist duties General administrative tasks.

    This is a Full-time office based role with a starting salary in the region of £25K

    To apply for this position please contact Ella Britton