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Trainee Paralegal Residential Conveyancing - Boston

We are a leading "Top 200" Law Firm and provider of wealth management services, based in Lincolnshire and across the Midlands. Established in 1856, we are considered to be one of the oldest law firms in the UK.

We are a forward thinking, progressive and dynamic organisation. As part of our continuing growth plans, we have an opportunity for a Trainee Paralegal to join our Residential Conveyancing department at Boston.  


Some of the great benefits that we offer are:

  • Competitive Salary – dependent upon experience
  • Generous holiday entitlements
  • Staff discount on legal fees
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance at 3 x salary
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The role:

You will be a confident, proactive and structured individual who will be willing to learn and develop their experience in a broad range of matters to include, but not limited to, the following:-

  • To support existing fee earners with a caseload of conveyancing matters and to provide backup for domestic and other conveyancing work;
  • Providing quotations;
  • Conducting necessary searches;
  • Liaising with estate agents;
  • Producing standard contract documentation;
  • Assisting with enquiries;
  • Managing exchange, completion, and post-completion correspondence and formalities, including Stamp Duty Land Tax, Companies House and Land Registry Registrations;
  • Handling file closures;
  • Assisting with typing as required.

In addition, you will work with the Department’s Marketing Policy to promote and enhance the good reputation and business of the firm. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide an ongoing service to existing clients;
  • To collaborate with Partners and other Fee Earners to develop new business;
  • Develop and enhance the Conveyancing Department, maximising cross-referrals across all offices and areas of the business;
  • To produce fee income in line with targets and agreed objectives;
  • To keep informed of all changes in the Law and Practice in own area of work;
  • Maintain and enhance own legal skills;
  • Exercise financial control, particularly regarding cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures;
  • Maintaining accurate daily records of time spent on client and internal work;
  • Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the Firms’ quality and risk procedures.

Hours of Work: 09.00 – 17.15 hrs Monday to Friday (36.25 hours per week)
Location: Boston
Salary: Depending upon Experience

Person Specification:            





Law degree or relevant industry experience.

GCSEs in English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above).

Previous experience in a legal environment, particularly in conveyancing.


Basic understanding of property law.

Familiarity with conveyancing procedures and legal documentation.


Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.

Strong IT skills and ability to adapt to new software quickly.

Excellent time management skills.

Previous experience of Visual Files or a similar Case Management system.



Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

High level of integrity and confidentiality.

Ability to conduct legal research.

Knowledge of compliance and risk management in conveyancing.

Experience in client interaction and managing client expectations.


Professional, positive and flexible approach.

Able to stay calm under pressure.

Strong work ethic.

Sense of humour.




Please email your CV and covering letter to the HR Department:    

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