Junior Residential Conveyancer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for full-time Junior Residential Property lawyer or experienced paralegal to join our busy Conveyancing team, on a permanent basis, at our office in Aykley Heads, Durham.

The role

You will be responsible for managing your own caseload covering all aspects of residential property work including freehold and leasehold purchases as well as new build properties and purchases through the Help to Buy Scheme.

We receive work from a variety of sources including referral arrangements and existing clients and aim always to provide exceptional client care. Excellent communication skills and IT skills, preferably being used to a case management system, are therefore also required.


Required experience, skills and attributes

You must have demonstrable recent experience working in residential conveyancing. Ideally the best candidate for this role will be a qualified lawyer, but we are also accepting applications from experienced paralegals.

The main attributes we look for, but will not be limited to, are:-

  • being pro-active in terms of managing your workload and continual development of your own legal skills;
  • possessing excellent organisation skills;
  • having exceptional attention to detail;
  • a proven ability to meet targets on a consistent basis;
  • having strong communication skills and a proven ability to work and build relationships with both clients and the wider professional community;
  • having an aptitude to develop your own career, the Residential Property department and the wider firm.

In the present circumstances, this position would require the successful candidate to both work from home as well in the office as and when required by the department.

In return

The successful candidate can expect to be offered:-

  • a competitive salary, in line with experience;
  • flexible working and working from home options;
  • a published career path for those looking to progress;
  • a staff benefits package which includes: -
    • a salary sacrifice scheme,
    • additional holiday scheme,
    • death in service benefit,
    • perkbox,
    • health cashback plan, and
    • a generous contribution to the staff pension scheme


How to apply

If this sounds like you please email your CV together with a short covering letter/email to Carolyn Beal cb@swinburnemaddison.co.uk

Applications close           Friday 18th June 2021


About Swinburne Maddison LLP

Swinburne Maddison LLP is an award-winning full-service law firm based in Durham. We have a team of dedicated and highly skilled specialist lawyers, who provide pragmatic and honest legal advice in complex commercial matters, as well as assisting private individuals.

In the Legal 500 2021 Edition we were ranked as a Top Tier Firm for Commercial Services for a second year in a row. We have previously won Law Firm of the Year (6+ Partners) at the 2017 Northern Law Awards and were finalists in both the 2018 and 2019 Awards.

Swinburne Maddison LLP is forward-thinking and has grown significantly over the past 10 years, resulting in us recently doubling the size of our office. A major refurbishment of our premises was recently completed, which has created a modern and innovative environment for both our staff and clients.