Senior Residential Conveyancing Solicitor

MOV8 Real Estate are a firm of Solicitors and Estate Agents based in the South Gyle area of Edinburgh. As well as carrying out estate agency services, we also carry out the legal work for property sales and purchases. MOV8 Real Estate have sold more properties in East Central Scotland than any other Estate Agency for four consecutive years, therefore we are continually growing and are now recruiting for a Senior Residential Conveyancing Solicitor to join our busy and successful team.  

The Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Conveyancing, you will be responsible for your own high volume caseload. You will work within a fast-expanding, busy residential conveyancing department within Edinburgh and the Lothians’ top-selling ESPC solicitor and estate agency firm.

The role will involve working closely with the Director of Conveyancing Services  and other team members. You will work with the in-house team to handle a significant number of conveyancing transactions, delivering a consistently excellent level of service in line with MOV8’s core values.

This is a role for an ambitious candidate who enjoys high levels of responsibility and a fast paced environment. Naturally, you should enjoy all aspects of the process of buying and selling residential property in Scotland. The role demands a huge level of attention to detail and an individual who can offer a supportive and informative service throughout the client experience. You will be supported in your role by a Business Manager and the HR department who are able to guide and develop your progression within the company.  

Responsibilities

  • Advising clients on property sales and purchases conveyancing transactions;

  • Liaising with other solicitors on residential property transactions;

  • Working closely with an expanding team of paralegals and junior paralegals and assistants;

  • Supervising day-to-day cash room functions;

  • Delivering monthly targets for conveyancing transactions;

  • Assisting in auditing, anti-money laundering and source of funds compliance checks;

  • Liaising with third party suppliers involved in the conveyancing process.

Requirements

Essential qualities include:

  • A solicitor qualified to practice law in Scotland, with a current Law Society of Scotland practising certificate;

  • A strong background in the legal aspects of residential property sales and purchases over several years;

  • A proven track record in handling a significant number of conveyancing transactions;

  • An excellent, up-to-date knowledge of the Scottish conveyancing process;

  • Fantastic interpersonal and communication skills;

  • A desire to be challenged and to challenge the norm;

  • Previous experience of working with cashroom and client compliance checks;

  • IT literacy in a range of systems and software.


Desirable qualities include:

  • Previous experience of working with cutting-edge case management software systems;

  • A motivational approach to coaching junior team members;


About us

MOV8 is a vibrant and exciting company, committed to diversity in the workplace and to making a positive difference in the community around us through our corporate social responsibility program. MOV8 Real Estate runs one of the largest conveyancing departments by volume in East Central Scotland and aims to be the preeminent firm of conveyancing solicitors in East Central Scotland within the next two years.


Remuneration

The salary is between £40,000 to £50,000 per annum. You will receive 29 days holidays per annum plus auto-enrollment into the company pension scheme. The hours of work are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.