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Legal Support

Summary
Sunderland
Permanent
Full-time

7 days left to apply

Our legal teams provide an efficient, service led and cost-effective plot conveyancing function that supports the business across the UK. This is particularly in relation to its key operation of plot sales, including the provision of accurate reports and forecasts.

You will be responsible for providing legal secretarial support to both the Regional Solicitor and Divisional Legal Manager. You will provide an efficient, service led and cost-effective legal secretarial service that supports the business, particularly in relations to its key operations of land acquisition, disposal and plot sales.

  • Drafting, amending, formatting and checking complex legal documents as directed by the RS / DLM
  • Undertaking SDLT calculations and the completion and submission of SDLT forms
  • Completion and submission of Land Registry applications
  • Monitoring the progress of outstanding Land Registry applications, chasing up and checking the online portal for incoming correspondence and documentation
  • Undertaking all pertinent property searches via the online portal, responding to requests for further information and chasing up as appropriate
  • Producing and distributing Legal Reports and Contract Packs to the BU and third parties using electronic resources, including checking title registers and obtaining relevant title documentation
  • Producing correspondence, memoranda and documentation using audio and copy typing as directed
  • Self-directed drafting of correspondence or documentation where appropriate
  • Producing and updating monthly status reports regarding acquisitions, site set up and other important transactions
  • Using the Land Registry portal for SIM searches, priority searches, day list enquiries and other functions
  • Using Companies House to obtain basic company information
  • Diarising and keeping track of key dates
  • Maintaining filing systems, to include updating and amending both paper and electronic filing records, together with archiving records
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries as and when they arise, referring to the appropriate member of the Legal team or other departments within the Company
  • Administrative duties including photocopying, scanning, producing and binding engrossment documents, arranging meetings, franking post and printing correspondence in all media [this list is not exhaustive]
The benefits we offer
Agile Working
Healthcare
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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