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Conveyancer and Legal Executive

Conveyancers and Legal Executives act for and on behalf of clients in the areas of property transfer, company and business law, trusts, wills, probate and litigation.

Overview

Conveyancers and Legal Executives act for and on behalf of clients in the areas of property transfer, company and business law, trusts, wills, probate and litigation.

Day-to-day

  • preparing, examining and advising on contracts of sale for properties and businesses
  • carrying out title searches and contacting government authorities to find out if any planned development, illegal building work and disputes could affect properties and businesses
  • preparing, examining and advising on mortgage documentation
  • negotiating the terms and conditions of, and exchanging, contracts of sale, paying deposits, arranging payment of stamp duty, checking for outstanding arrears and land tax obligations, and calculating adjustments for council and water rates
  • interviewing clients to determine the nature of issues, and receiving written information concerning cases from Legal Professionals and clients
  • conferring with clients and potential witnesses and drawing up statements and proposed affidavits in preparation for court proceedings
  • maintaining legal files
  • preparing, analysing and interpreting a variety of legal documents
  • assisting Legal Professionals to prepare cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and preparing and filing court documents
  • may supervise Law Clerks and Legal Secretaries and take responsibility for their work.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,249 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Conveyancer and Legal Executive

  • You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in conveyancing, law, legal studies or another related field to work as a Conveyancer or Legal Executive. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Take a Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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