Current vacancies

Commercial Property Solicitor/Legal Executive – Brighton

We are looking for a commercial property solicitor/legal executive. The role is based in our Brighton office and is to deal with general commercial property work dealing with a broad range of commercial property clients including general landlord and tenant, property investment and also work for a large retail client. You will need to be able to manage your own caseload as part of a growing team.

The commercial property department at ODT is looking to expand so this is a good opportunity for someone to be involved with this expansion and development from an early stage. There will be opportunities for networking and business development.

Residential Property Legal Assistant / Paralegal – Haywards Heath

We are looking for a residential property legal assistant/paralegal. The role is based in our Haywards Heath office and will involve you supporting 3 qualified Fee Earners within the team. Experience is preferred but is not essential. To help you develop yourself and your role, we offer a friendly working environment with opportunities for training and development to help you strengthen your skills and expertise.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a methodical approach and good time management skills
  • Be organised
  • Have a willingness to assist and learn
  • Have good communication skills, both written and oral
  • To multi-task and be able to work as part of and within a very supportive team
  • Have good attention to detail with the ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Using a case management system, Outlook and Word

The role will consist of:

  • Preparing contract pack on a sale.
  • Applying for searches on a purchase.
  • Applying for a management information pack for leasehold properties.
  • Dealing with post exchange work such as transfer deed, requisitions on title, redemption figure, mortgage deed, certificate of title, bankruptcy and Land Registry searches, apportionments on a sale, bill and financial statement.
  • Dealing with post completion work including: SDLT return, Land Registry Application, certificates of compliance, notices of transfer and charge.
  • Reporting registration to the client, refunding on account monies and closing the file.
  • Communicating with clients and other third parties


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