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Corporate Lawyer       Senior Conveyancer      Residential Conveyancer       Client Service Team

 

Interested in a role? Apply by sending your CV and a Cover Letter to hello@johnwdavies.com

 

Senior Conveyancer

Chepstow

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We are a professional, forward-thinking and progressive law firm seeking a Senior Conveyancer to join our team. The role is based at our Chepstow office; however agile/flexible working is available for the right candidate.

The Role

- Manage a portfolio of freehold and leasehold cases including new build, unregistered and shared ownership properties.

- Independently establish priorities and manage deadlines.

- Provide support and coaching to team/assistants.

- Provide exceptional service both to clients, introducers and associates

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- Build strong relationships with clients and third parties, whilst communicating effectively.

 

- Deal with complex legal enquiries.

- Assist and help organise the team to ensure company targets are met.

- Understand and produce accurate financial statements if required (with support if needed).

- Optimise the client experience through use of our conveyancing systems and technology, and be open-minded to new ways of working that maximises efficiency.

- Manage/oversee exchange of contracts and completion of transactions.

- Identify, monitor and deliver fully against personal targets using the management information provided to you.

- Recognise potential risks and resolve issues without putting the client or business at risk.

- Suggest improvements to current policies and procedures.

- Work to and maintain Service Level Agreements.

The Candidate

- An experienced and qualified Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer or Legal Executive.


- A natural self-starter with flexibility and empathy for others.

- Ability to prioritise and adapt to meet client and business needs.


- Excellent problem-solving and research skills.

- Excellent verbal and numerical skills.

- Able to independently judge potential situations, identify and take alternative courses of action without putting the client or business at risk.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

- A desire for continuous personal and professional development.

The Firm:


John W Davies Solicitors was established in 1927 with an office in Newport, specialising in property, family law, and wills and probate. It has enjoyed a period of growth over the past 18 months, opening a new office in Chepstow in December 2015. The Chepstow office is the home of a UK-wide conveyancing business that has plans to grow into a serious player in the conveyancing market place.

The firm has recently signed up to achieve the new British Standard of “valuing people” (BS7600).


The firms values are; Teamwork, Openness, Client Centred.


Rewards:


- Competitive salary.
- Management career progression options.
- Pension.
- Bonus scheme.
- Staff Share Ownership Scheme (criteria-based). 
- Flexible working available.
- Being in a great place to work.
- Staff Health Scheme. 
- Childcare vouchers.

 

Residential Conveyancer

Chepstow

We are a professional, forward-thinking and progressive law firm seeking a Residential Conveyancer to join our team. The role is based at our Chepstow office; however agile/flexible working is available for the right candidate.

 

The Role:

- Undertake a variety of quality freehold and leasehold cases, including sales, purchases, re-mortgages and new builds.

- Provide exceptional service both to clients and third parties.

- Communicate with clients and third parties on all elements of the conveyancing transaction.

- Optimise the client experience through the use of our conveyancing systems and technology.

- Prepare documentation as required with the conveyancing process.

- Any other duties required to assist your team should the need arise.

The Candidate:


- Have at least two years’ qualified experience as a Licensed Conveyancer, Legal Executive or Solicitor. Alternatively, you will have three years’ residential conveyancing experience managing your own case load and be able to deal with residential property matters.

- Have a good understanding of leasehold property.

- Professional, trustworthy and be able to work well under pressure.

- You will be part of a team and be willing to embrace innovation.

- Be familiar with case management and practice management systems.

- Have knowledge and experience using all office applications.


The Firm:


John W Davies Solicitors was established in 1927 with an office in Newport, specialising in property, family law, and wills and probate. It has enjoyed a period of growth over the past 18 months, opening a new office in Chepstow in December 2015. The Chepstow office is the home of a UK-wide conveyancing business that has plans to grow into a serious player in the conveyancing market place.

The firm has recently signed up to achieve the new British Standard of “valuing people” (BS7600).

 

The firms values are; Teamwork, Openness, Client Centred.

 

Rewards:


- Competitive salary.
- Career development.
- Pension.
- Bonus scheme.
- Staff Share Ownership Scheme (criteria-based). 
- Flexible working available.
- Being in a great place to work.
- Staff Health Scheme. 
- Childcare vouchers.

 

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Client Service Team

Chepstow

We are a professional, forward-thinking and progressive law firm seeking Client Service Team members to join us. The role is based at our Chepstow office.

The Role:

- Inbound / outbound client call handling,

- Client relationship management.

- Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail and communications.

- Ensuring client satisfaction. 

- Preparing documentation and keeping data records up-to-date.

- Establishing effective, professional and positive relationships with colleagues and clients.

- Providing general support and other tasks, as and when required for the effective running of the department.

The Candidate:


- Proficient in the use of IT, CRM and Microsoft Office; specifically Excel and Word.


- Organised and have a keen eye-for-detail.


- Well-spoken and self-motivated.


- Able to work as part of a team.

- Able to prioritise a changing ‘to do’ list.

The Firm:


John W Davies Solicitors was established in 1927 with an office in Newport, specialising in property, family law, and wills and probate. It has enjoyed a period of growth over the past 18 months, opening a new office in Chepstow in December 2015. The Chepstow office is the home of a UK-wide conveyancing business that has plans to grow into a serious player in the conveyancing market place.

The firm has recently signed up to achieve the new British Standard of “valuing people” (BS7600).

 

The firms values are; Teamwork, Openness, Client Centred.

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Corporate Lawyer

Main Purpose of role

 

To assist the firm in building a successful and competitive corporate law team.  Deal with the firm’s new and existing clients who need corporate legal services and deliver such service in a compliant and timely mannerr.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing a case load of corporate clients

  • Ensuring you work to the firms policies and procedures

  • Using the firms chosen software applications at all time and as instructed

  • Building and leading a small team

  • Identifying new opportunities for the firm from existing clients and see them through to conclusion or by passing them to the relevant person in the new business team

  • Increasing the firm’s satisfaction ratings with all clients from all sources by providing excellent service to them

  • Updating client data accurately as and when required;

  • Ensuring our case management system is true and accurate at all times

 

Excellence:

  • Commitment to providing ‘best in class’ service to clients and adherence to ‘Professional Excellence’ principles and procedures and to comply with the SRA rules and JWD policies

  • Ability to take ownership for tasks, delivering work on time and accurately

  • Build strong relationships internally with the lawyers, management and support staff

  • Demonstrate excellent communication with colleagues

  • Networking to identify new opportunities and clients

  • Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels

The Requirements:

  • 5 year PQE experience, ideally with relevant experience within a corporate law firm environment

  • Self-starter who is adaptive, fast-learning, responsive, reliable, extremely well-organised, detail-oriented and committed to accuracy

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills

  • Exceptional aptitude for following up and following through on assigned tasks without prompt

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), also able to demonstrate use of other solutions and systems used in career thus far

 

Performance and Accountability:

 

Your performance will be measured by:

 

  1. Quality, reliability and timeliness of advice provided.

  2. Degree to which clients are satisfied by the services provided by you.

  3. Progression of learning various tasks within the conveyancing process.

  4. Amount and recoverability of fee income generated by you.

  5. Ability to work as a member of a team.

  6. Dependability.

  7. Knowledge (substantive or technical) in relation to your work.

  8. Willingness to undertake all duties as from time to time are necessary for the proper performance of the position and the smooth running of the Conveyancing Department and the Company.

  9. Ability to assist in the Sales and Marketing of the Company’s services.

  10. Introduction of new clients and introducers.

  11. Cooperation with management and colleagues through verbal meetings and email correspondence.

 

 

Your performance will be assessed on a regular basis.

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