Legal Counsel - Operational

Job Overview

On behalf of my client I am recruiting for a Legal Counsel to join the Legal Team and provide support to the Mortgage Operations team. The client is an Asset Manager based in Clare.

The ideal candidate is a Qualified Solicitor with 0-3 years PQE with a general practice background and experience in repossession proceedings.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete all relevant legal documentation relating to Mortgage court cases.
  • Instruct solicitors on the commencement and progress of the mortgage recovery.
  • Communicate effectively to the business in relation to changes in legislation and legal policies.
  • Make recommendations on cases based on input from external solicitors and internal account reviews
  • Preparation of accounts for review by the Account Review Committee providing case progress and minutes
  • Review title deeds to confirm good marketable title
  • Audit of title deeds inventory and tracking of deeds location
  • Liaise with the Mortgage teams and panel solicitors re: completion of conveyances
  • Work closely with the business to assist in the rectification of deed and insurance issues
  • Ensure all tasks are conducted in a manner compliant with all policies, procedures and legislative
    requirements

Qualifications:

  • Qualified Solicitor
  • 0-3 years PQE with a general practice background
  • Minimum of 3years' post qualification experience in repossession proceedings.
  • Circuit and High Court litigation experience is essential.
  • A thorough knowledge of Mortgage litigation procedures and practices .
  • Knowledge of relevant mortgage legislation and industry requirements which may impact across the industry.
  • Excellent decision making, communication, interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to multi-task, to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in running a heavy caseload.
  • Highly motivated and confident with the ability to work proactively on their own and within a team; and excellent organisational and IT skills.
  • Relevant legal experience gained in the financial services sector.

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