Legal Secretary- Real Estate

Posted By: Jack Mohan
Salary: £22,000-£24,000
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Job Type: Permanent
Category: Legal

Central Employment is currently collaborating with an exceptional legal firm in Newcastle Upon Tyne to hire a Legal Secretary for their Real Estate department. I am seeking a candidate with extensive experience in Real Estate and ideally, other areas of law within a law firm setting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing files
  • Transcribing audio dictation using Diktamen software
  • Handling search applications
  • Drafting and formatting documents, especially in Microsoft Word, and preparing engrossments in PDF format
  • Utilizing Docusign for electronic signatures
  • Filling out various forms and applications
  • Drafting land registry applications and SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) returns
  • Managing post-completion registration and Stamp Duty Land Tax processes
  • Photocopying and scanning documents
  • Screening calls and emails
  • Managing billing tasks
  • Scheduling appointments and meetings for the real estate team
  • Providing secretarial support for other departments in the firm during their busy periods

Essential Requirements: 

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Windows-based office software, with advanced skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with Liberate, an integrated accounts and document management software, or similar platforms is advantageous.
  • Potential experience with case management software in the future is a plus.
  • Exceptional word-processing abilities, including expertise in track changes feature.
  • Quick adaptability to new IT software and efficient utilization of existing systems.
  • Solid educational background, including proficiency in English language. Typing speeds of approximately 60 words per minute for both audio and copy tasks.
  • Knowledge of Land Registry Direct, along with familiarity in SDLT and property searches, would be advantageous.
  • Previous legal experience in property sector, particularly in formatting and amending documents and leases, is preferred.


Please get in touch with Jack Mohan at Central Employment for further details

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