Supervising Lawyer

Supervising Lawyer

Location: Leeds | Department: Property Services | Salary: TBA

Closing date: 31 March 2020

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for Supervising Lawyers to join our Equity Release and Remortgage teams.  As a Team Supervising Lawyer you will be responsible for providing technical conveyancing and legal support to the team within the relevant service line, inlcuding providing oversight, managing direct reports and supporting the Senior Supervising Lawyer in providing assurance to key Stakeholders that regulatory requirements are met and operational controls observed.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To support the teams with all legal aspects of property files to ensure targets are met, quality standards maintained, financial performance is maximised and risks, complaints and write offs are minimised 
  • Manage more complex Property cases including but not limited to unregistered, shared ownership staircasing, Islamic Finance conversion and checking Lease Extension documentation for registration.  Where applicable, to include post completion or where an element of error or risk has been identified  
  • Identify and manage risk within the team
  • Deal with day to day queries and provide technical and legal guidance and coaching to team members and be a point of referral for the client teams
  • Draft/approve undertakings
  • Referral point for all complex queries for external clients
  • Identify training requirements and assist in the training and development of the team members in conjunction with the Training Department including the preparation of training materials
  • Handle complaints and ensure adherence to company complaints policy
  • Deal with Data Subject Access requests in line with current GDPR principles
  • Provide recommendations for continual improvement for the department’s clients, work processes and people
  • Support with client onboarding
  • Prepare MI/Reports/Controls to provide assurance for key Stakeholders with regards to Operational Control Framework
  • Deal with any ad hoc tasks as required

Experience (Essential)

  • Working knowledge of MS Office packages inc. word, excel & outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident outgoing personality and able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and clients
  • Ability to prioritise work and use initiative
  • Demonstrate excellent Property legal skills
  • Ability to coach individuals to develop their knowledge and skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to embrace technology and change
  • Knowledge and experience of case management systems
  • Broad knowledge of a mixture of conveyancing transactions

Experience (Desirable)

  • Legal qualification
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of managing complex Conveyancing files
  • Proven record of drafting, managing operational controls
  • Experience of team management and management processes. 

A rewarding career...

At Optima Legal, training and development aren’t optional extras: they’re how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a competitive salary, we also give you a minimum of 22 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays), company pension scheme, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme, additional life assurance and 24/7 access to an employee assistance programme, plus many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional and fun environment.

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