Legal Assistant - Commercial Property

Closing date: 08 July 2022
Office: Harpenden

The working hours of the role are flexible over five days, Monday to Friday. Part time hours would be considered.

We are looking to recruit a Legal Assistant to provide efficient support to the Commercial Property department. 

  • Opening and managing files throughout the transaction in accordance with procedures
  • Obtaining title deeds, Land Registry title and plans
  • Preparing Contract documentation
  • Checking post and dealing with matters arising
  • Preparation and amendment of Leases including the use of Track Changes.
  • Independently dealing with general enquiries by email or telephone and keeping all parties informed
  • Progressing a transaction, keeping all parties up to date
  • Preparing Completion Statements and completing transactions
  • Dealing with post completion of files
  • Managing key dates
  • Liaising with clients and third parties
  • Closing files and managing residual balances promptly
  • Ensuring all client details are kept up to date
  • Diary management
  • Scanning and copying
  • Audio and copy typing
  • Fully utilise the Case Management System
  • Using Land Registry Portal, SDLT, Word, Outlook and other computer packages as appropriate
  • Provide support to other fee earners as and when required

The appropriate candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • A good knowledge of all areas of Commercial Property
  • Previous experience working paperless/paperlite
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in conjunction with the rest of the department
  • Demonstrates persistence and commitment to completing tasks and objectives
  • Able to work at speed producing a high volume of work to a high standard
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Multi-task in a busy environment
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Confident using case management systems with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word including Track Changes
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, ability to converse with a diverse range of people at all levels
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Proactive and able to use initiative
  • Calm under pressure
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Easily adaptable to change
  • Positive attitude, can-do attitude
  • Effective team player.

We offer a range of benefits including private health insurance, pension, life assurance, childcare vouchers, an additional day’s holiday for your Birthday, free conveyancing for your own sale and purchase plus a free Will.

If you would like to apply for this position please submit your CV and covering letter to

Unfortunately, due to the high level of response to this role, we can only respond to candidates selected for interview.


Neves Solicitors LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Neves and Neves Solicitors are trading names of Neves Solicitors LLP (Registered No. OC371395).
Registered office: AW House, 6-8 Stuart Street, Luton, LU1 2SJ. SRA Number: 567286