Apprentice Business Adminstrator – Post Completions - Andrew & Andrew Solicitors

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth - PO2 8AL
Salary per week: £156.00
Working hours: Mon-Fri 08.30-17.30 40 hours per week with 1 hour for lunch
Applications in by: 29/03/2019
Interview Date: 03/04/2019
Job Code: AP31317

An Apprenticeship which develops in all areas of business and office activities. This job role will support in areas of administration and daily office co-ordination.To assist and support fee earners with the management of their caseload of residential property transactions from exchange of contracts through to completion and post-completion.

To provide a high level of service to clients by actioning legal procedures as directed by the fee earner.

Andrew & Andrew Solicitors Ltd is named after the two solicitors who manage the company today – Andrew Wisniewski and Andrew Sears. The firm has been practicing since 1954, and now celebrates over 60 years of service within the legal sector.
Over time we have established a varying team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing you with the best advice and service in regards to a wide range of legal issues, and to suit all potential circumstances.
We’ve built a strong presence within Hampshire and the surrounding areas, not only with citizens but also with charities, schools and other legal professionals. We deal with clients spanning the United Kingdom.
Our reputation is well grounded and we pride ourselves on maintaining this by providing a service of the highest quality to everyone who makes an enquiry.

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Duties will include:

  • The main duties will include: administrative responsibilities and file preparation after exchange has taken place; completion day procedures; submitting and paying stamp duty land tax; registration with the HM Land Registry; and finalising any post-registration matters, including assisting with file closing procedures.
  • To work efficiently as an assistant within the post-exchange/completions team with minimal supervision
  • Proactively communicate with the fee earner and other members of the post-exchange/completions team
  • To integrate and communicate with the legal cashier and accounts department
  • To help with any relevant administrative duties to assist the fee earner or department to work efficiently
  • Utilise the firm’s case management system and accounts package
  • Comply with all principles, procedures and standards set by the firm in the office manual
  • To understand the obligations set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • To be aware of and adhere to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme Protocol at all times
  • To ensure compliance with the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Handbook and any other specific mortgage lender requirements
  • To abide by and be vigilant in respect of Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and guidelines

Skills required:

  • Organisation and record keeping
  • Accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Basic mathematical ability for financial calculations 
  • Ability to keep calm and work under pressure and to deadlines 
  • Positive approach to team working


  • 20 days paid holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Free on- site car parking
  • Work based ension

Applications in by: 29/03/2019
Interview Date: 03/04/2019
Job Code: AP31317

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