Legal Executive – residential conveyancing team

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We are looking for a fee earner with a strong technical background who is confident working on residential conveyancing matters and able to provide high levels of client service.

Our residential conveyancing team in St Albans consists of one partner, one associate, one legal executive and a number of experienced case handlers.

We look after the needs of a vast number of Hertfordshire families but what sets us apart is our appeal to wealthy clients in London and the rest of the UK.

Our clients

90% of work comes from existing clients and referrer recommendations. 99% of client survey respondents would recommend us to family and friends.

Working with family, corporate, private client and employment teams in the wider private wealth sector, we are developing long term and broader relationships with high net worth clients, helping them with many aspects of their personal and business lives.

By raising our profile and developing relationships with other professional advisers we have seen a significant rise in young professionals, celebrities, entrepreneurs, business owners and wealthy young families in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK coming to us for advice.

To maintain and maximise client service standards we are Law Society CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited.

Progression, growth and opportunities

Growing and encouraging our future talent is a priority and we help our lawyers to develop specialisms and skills to succeed. We are renowned for the level of our training, supervision and support.

The essentials

  • A minimum of 2 years conveyancing fee earning experience with a high level of technical knowledge.
  • A legal qualification or desire to work towards one would be preferred.
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Used to handling your own case load of residential conveyancing files.
  • A client-centred focus, taking responsibility for service levels and proactively maximising and improving client relationships.
  • A can-do, motivated and positive attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good team player to include liaising with other teams.
  • IT skills – use of a case management would be beneficial.

A little more about Debenhams Ottaway:

Debenhams Ottaway is a progressive law firm with a long history and a reputation built on providing outstanding service and legal advice. Based in the heart of St Albans with a London presence, we help individuals, families and businesses in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK.

We believe passionately in building long term relationships with our clients and people.  Our teams of talented and ambitious people work together to help clients succeed. This is an opportunity to join an exciting and demanding work environment that offers support and guidance. Our career framework provides the opportunity to learn and develop in a structured but flexible way.

If you have the energy and imagination to make a difference and share our values, then Debenhams Ottaway is the perfect fit for your next challenge.

To apply for the role please send your CV to Alexandra Langley –

Recruitment Agencies

We operate a preferred supplier list for all permanent, contract and temporary recruitment.

If you are interested in being part of our PSL, please email us and we will supply you with a copy of our terms.

We ask you not to send CVs or terms of business to or make contact with our staff, management or partners outside of HR, unless you have been authorised by our HR team to do so.

Any CVs sent contrary to this policy will will not be accepted as introductions in accordance with any terms of business that are sent to us and/or our terms. We reserve the right to make direct contact with the candidate without entering into your TOB. Agencies who are part of our PSL found bypassing this process may result in us terminating our working relationship with you.

All CVs need to be sent to Alexandra Langley at our recruitment email address –

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