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Residential Conveyancer – 3+ years’ PQE

Our excellent, Legal 500 and Chambers ranked Property Team invites applications from Residential Conveyancers of 3+ years PQE.

Please email your CV, cover letter and any enquiries to Chris Brewisc.brewis@crane-staples.co.uk.

 Your Character

Our ideal candidate should:

  • Uphold our firm’s core values of excellence, empathy, and integrity.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience as a Residential Conveyancer.
  • Display a sound technical knowledge of property law.
  • Handle their own cases from set-up to post-completion.
  • Take a client-focused approach to every case, with excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the enthusiasm and ambition to develop their career.
  • Support other colleagues and work as part of a fun and friendly team.

Your Career

We want all our members of staff to have fulfilling, sustainable and long-term careers in law.

We will outline a clear path for progression within the firm and support you in pursuing this.

You will have the opportunity to attend relevant courses and may work towards specialist qualifications and accreditations if these are deemed suitable.

You will receive comprehensive training so you can benefit from our sophisticated technology and case management system, designed to improve the conveyancing process for our staff and our clients.

As a Lexcel accredited firm, we have excellent management practices. Each solicitor has monthly supervisions and file reviews where they can discuss cases as well as their own professional development.

Flexible working is important to us, especially since the pandemic. We have seen the benefits of working remotely to staff and the firm.

We understand that working as a Residential Conveyancer is extremely rewarding but can also be stressful. We believe it is important to get the balance right so you can do the best work for your clients and also look after yourself. This is why we encourage and promote a healthy work-life balance and are sympathetic to your personal and family needs.

Your Cases

As a well-established, high-street firm, we receive instructions from a wide range of clients.

You should have experience in residential conveyancing matters and expect to handle a varied case load including:

  • Freehold and Leasehold Sales and Purchases
  • Transfers of Equity and Re-mortgages
  • New Build purchases, including Help to Buy
  • Shared ownership transactions

Your Colleagues

You will join a close-knit team of expert Property lawyers and support staff. This is an opportunity to work with some highly regarded property lawyers in the region, including Partner and Head of Department Chris Brewis and Partner and Head of Training Manish Patel. Both Chris and Manish are known for the quality of training and support they provide to their colleagues.

Within the department, and the firm, there is a strong sense of camaraderie, good humour, and genuine friendships between staff of all levels.

You will work closely with your colleagues and regularly meet, either in-person or virtually, to discuss cases, as well as to improve team morale and keep in touch.

As part of our firm’s training policy, you will also be expected to assist junior colleagues. This is an opportunity for you to develop your skills as a mentor, as well as help your colleagues and work as a team.

We operate an open-door policy so you can always speak to your colleagues and managers if you have any personal or professional issues.

Your Community

As an employee of Crane & Staples, you will have access to our network of esteemed professionals in the local business community.

The Residential Property team has great relationships with other leading firms and professional contacts and referrers including estate agents and mortgage brokers in the region and beyond.  We never pay referral fees. Professional contacts will recommend us because they enjoy working with us and trust that we will provide a quality service to their clients.

The firm also takes part in regular fundraising events for local charities. Recent charities we have supported include the Lister Hospital Sunshine Appeal, Herts Young Homeless and MIND in Mid Herts.

Contact Us

If you think that you would be suitable for this role, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email your CV, cover letter and any enquiries to Chris Brewisc.brewis@crane-staples.co.uk.

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