Senior Residential Conveyancing Paralegal

MOV8 Real Estate is a firm of Solicitors and Estate Agents based at South Gyle, Edinburgh. Due to continued growth, we are looking for a Senior Paralegal to work within our high-achieving, busy Conveyancing Department.   

The Role

We have an opportunity to work within a busy team of experienced conveyancing professionals. You will manage your own caseload and be responsible for legal processes involved in carrying out both sale and purchase, residential conveyancing transactions from start to completion. You will liaise with clients, estate agents, mortgage lenders and solicitors, forming strong relationships and providing a seamless service.  

The successful candidate will be ambitious and enjoy high levels of responsibility in a fast paced environment. You will be responsible for a significant number of conveyancing transactions. Naturally, you should enjoy all aspects of the process of buying and selling residential property in Scotland and feel confident when offering advice and support to clients regarding their transaction. 

You will be supported in your role by an experienced Director of Conveyancing and by a team of talented administrators who will assist in the case file setup, ID/AML processes and client communication and support.

Your Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that high levels of customer care and contact are maintained throughout transactions;

  • Client and solicitor contact throughout the conveyancing transaction;

  • Negotiating property purchases on behalf of clients;

  • Providing quotations and guidance on fees to prospective conveyancing clients;

  • Assisting in auditing and compliance checks;

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

  • Completing the paperwork or electronic forms involves in conveyancing transactions;

  • Liaising with in-house estate agency team to provide expert advice on purchase transactions;

  • Reviewing title under with support from conveyancing solicitors;

  • Assisting with day-to-day cash room functions;

  • Handling settlements;

Essential qualities include:

  • A paralegal certificate in Residential Conveyancing;  

  • A minimum of two years knowledge of the Scottish conveyancing process;

  • Ability to research comparable sales data to provide advice on offer levels for property purchasers;

  • A warm and friendly manner;

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;

  • A professional, positive and ambitious attitude

  • The ability to mentor other team members

  • A passionate approach to providing excellent customer service

Desirable qualities include:

  • A desire to develop as a leader

About us

MOV8 Real Estate has been the biggest-selling solicitor/estate agent in East Central Scotland in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and it has one of the busiest conveyancing departments in Scotland. Our aim is to to be the preeminent private client conveyancing practice in East Central Scotland and to be one of the market leaders throughout Scotland in terms of both volume and quality of service. We are an innovative and exciting company who are keen to embrace advances in technology to assist our team to focus on service delivery over unnecessary administration and to deliver the very best possible service to our clients.

Each year we organise activities to raise money for local charities. So far in 2018 we have taken part in several fun events in aid of Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity. MOV8 are committed to improving and supporting our community around us as well as ensuring that while working hard to achieve our goals we also have fun while doing so. 


Your salary will be £30,000 to £39,000 per annum, depending upon your experience. You will also receive an attractive benefits package.