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Conveyancing Assistant Apprentice Tilly Bailey & Irvine Llp

The purpose of this role is to provide an element of fee-earning support to the Senior Conveyancing Executive and to develop knowledge and skills under their supervision. A graduate degree is required to apply given the nature of the role.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    60 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties and requirements

  • Prepare contracts on sale files and issue contract pack to buyers’ Solicitors
  • Request redemption statements
  • Prepare search reports
  • Send enquiries to clients and reply to enquiries on sale files
  • Prepare mortgage offer
  • Prepare transfers
  • Assist in providing updates to clients, Solicitors and Estate Agents
  • Develop skills in order to competently draft non-standard correspondence
  • Attend clients, both in person and on the telephone, and provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in-keeping with the Firm’s standards for client care
  • Make appointments and arrange meetings as needed
  • Ensure documents are saved in accordance with departmental procedures and files are kept up to date on a daily basis
  • Ensure client details are accurate and kept up to date on both electronic and paper files
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines as and when required; this may involve some flexibility in working hours and occasional overtime where deadlines need to be met
  • Provide guidance to new and temporary staff when required to do so
  • Undertake any specific training when required by the Firm and to take responsibility for self-development
  • Ensure client confidentiality of all the Firm’s and the Firm’s clients’ information and documentation
  • To contribute as a team member and provide sickness and other absence cover for other members of the team when required
  • To contribute as a team member in the continual review of efficiencies within the department
  • Update referrers, electronic update spreadsheets and portals

Any other duties

This job description is not restrictive in any way and should be regarded only as a guideline to the duties required and may be amended in the light of changing circumstances following consultation with the post holder.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be confident and willing to use own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good working knowledge and experience in Residential Conveyancing matters
  • Experience of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and case management systems
  • Good English grammar/spelling; familiarity with legal terminology and numerical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in dealing with a range of clients via telephone and face-to-face
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your workload within the required timescales
  • Ability to work effectively within a team as well as independently and to share knowledge

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivation: energy; positivity; can-do attitude
  • Customer focus
  • Flexibility
  • Confidentiality and discretion
  • Proactive; willing to use initiative
  • Able to work well independently as well as part of a team

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE in maths & English A*-C/9-4 or equivalent
  • A Graduate Degree in Law

Future prospects

Possibility for a full time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

We can trace our heritage back 175 years to our Hartlepool roots. We have expanded and developed considerably over the years including the addition of offices in Stockton-on-Tees, Barnard Castle and Wynyard, but continue to uphold traditional values of courtesy, integrity and friendliness whilst providing clients with a cost effective and personal service.  We provide expert advice in all legal areas as all of our staff specialise in their individual fields.  Clients feel that they are being listened to and are valued.  They ultimately have peace of mind in our knowledge and expertise.  We build long term relationships with our clients and provide a full service covering all legal issues which may arise throughout your personal and business life. 


Tilly Bailey & Irvine Llp


York Chambers

York Road


TS26 9DP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stockton Riverside College


Anna Harper 07436 795883

  • Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive
  • Functional Skills maths & English, if required

Apprenticeship standard

Chartered legal executive

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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