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Legal Assistant – Residential Property

Based in: Lewes

Salary range: £20,000 to £24,000

Full time, permanent

About Adams & Remers

We are a long established law firm with a professional, modern, client-centred approach. Delivering exceptional service to our clients is at the heart of everything we do.

We have an excellent reputation and have built strong, responsive and complementary practice areas that help private individuals, businesses and institutions in the UK and internationally. We have developed expertise in established and emerging sectors to ensure we offer the best specialist advice available.

We have offices in Lewes and London, with this role being based in our Lewes office. Across our practice areas of Commercial and Residential Property, Private Client, Litigation and Corporate and Commercial, we have 19 partners and a full team of around 100.

Our busy Residential Property team is based in both Lewes and London, with clients drawn from all over the UK.

The team provides residential conveyancing services, and also advises on equity release and re-mortgage, leasehold enfranchisement, licences and variations, development and planning. We have specialist sector expertise in listed property, country estates and high value property in London and across the UK. Our clients include individuals, landed estates, developers and portfolio owners. Our matters range in value up to approximately £50m.

Our lead residential property partners have excellent reputations for their expertise, experience and the very personal service we provide, and are ranked highly in various legal directories.  We receive excellent feedback from clients, industry partners and referrers:

Highly professional and will always go the extra mile to make sure that the service is above and beyond expectation.”

Thoroughly impressed with the service.”

We strongly believe in taking the time to get to know our clients – really listening and understanding their business and personal goals, and what matters most to them.  We think ahead and give the best advice not just for now, but for the future. The strength of our relationship building means clients return to us time and again.  Creating and nurturing strong professional partnerships and referrer relationships are also key to our new business development in residential property.

The Role:

 We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join this team to carry out:

  • File opening and closing;
  • Drafting engagement letters
  • Amending documents from manuscript and copy typing of documents
  • Dictation – correspondence and emails
  • Diary management
  • Liaising with clients and other third parties
  • Preparing bills, management of payments, receipts and transfers, dealing with arising queries and issues
  • Preparing completion statements using Excel
  • Making and managing Land Registry applications
  • Making and managing online SDLT returns

 Skills needed:

 The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience of working as a Legal Secretary or Legal Assistant in a residential property/conveyancing team
  • Fast, accurate typing skills
  • The ability to follow procedural and legal protocol
  • A methodical approach and good time management
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Positivity and adaptability
  • A high standard of written and spoken English
  • The ability to work independently and use initiative

 Working for Adams & Remers:

We fill our teams with people who are professional, motivated and reliable and share our values and our determination to deliver the best possible experience for our clients.

To help you develop yourself and your role, we offer a friendly working environment with opportunities for training and development to help you strengthen your skills and expertise.

We have a strong focus on wellbeing and provide you with excellent support and resources.  Our friendly, welcoming team regularly organise social events to keep us connected.

The salary for the position is £20,000 to £24,000 depending on experience.  We offer a very competitive benefits package including discount vouchers, virtual GP service and fitness and nutrition health checks.


If you are interested in the role please send your CV and covering letter to Alison May (HR Advisor) alison.may@adamsandremers.com

For more information please visit our website www.adamsandremers.com



Registered address:
Adams & Remers LLP, Trinity House, School Hill,
Lewes, Sussex BN7 2NN. Company Reg no: OC351800
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