Salary: Competitive market rate
Location: To be agreed, London office-based preferred
Keystone Law is one of the most respected law firms in the UK and its fast rise is reshaping the UK legal market. It is a multiple award-winning Top 100 law firm that is continuing to make waves. In 2017 it listed on the London Stock Exchange, and it continues to go from strength to strength with investors and clients alike. The firm is ranked by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, and in November 2020 we were named Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious The Lawyer Awards, the ultimate accolade in the legal industry. In January 2021, Keystone was also crowned Firm of the Year by RollOnFriday after achieving a 94% employee satisfaction score in the publication’s annual survey. As the UK’s happiest law firm, our lawyers are some of the most satisfied in the industry.
Our lawyers are drawn from the partnerships of the top 50 law firms and some high-quality boutiques. Lawyers bring their client base with them to Keystone, and clients include Nationwide, Neal’s Yard, RBS, Cancer Research, Virgin Atlantic and Siemens.
We are looking for an experienced conveyancing lawyer with a minimum of 10PQE to become the firm’s first Head of Conveyancing. On account of Keystone’s business model, this role will differ substantially from normal head of department roles. The role will focus on CQS, bank panels and file reviews. It is not a management role. A client following is not required, but client work is welcomed. The successful candidate will:
- assist with obtaining accreditation under The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) to provide a quality standard for residential conveyancing at Keystone
- ensure compliance with the New Conveyancing Protocol as well as to the Client Service Charter, mandatory training and other procedures that operate under the CQS
- manage bank panel appointments (or oversee others doing so)
- conduct file audits
- undertake some fee earning for Keystone clients
- on occasions, undertake separate representation for the bank (i.e. act for the bank and a colleague for the buyer)
- provide ad hoc support for senior fee earners in the case of a complex issue arising
- provide supervision of undertakings
- be a knowledge champion within the conveyancing team
- undertake other general compliance duties related to conveyancing.
If you feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for and would enjoy working for an expanding and forward-thinking law firm, then please get in touch today.
Please email your CV and a covering note to firstname.lastname@example.org, marking your email “Application for Head of Conveyancing Role” in the subject line. We will review your details with the hiring manager and contact you with further information if we would like to take this forward.