Locum Solicitor - Residential Conveyancing

MOV8 Real Estate Limited
Contract Type
Practice Area
Residential Conveyancing
South Gyle, Edinburgh
MOV8 Real Estate is an innovative firm of Solicitors and Estate Agents based at South Gyle, Edinburgh.

Job Description

Our conveyancing department has become one of the busiest in Scotland and due to a peak in workload we are looking for a Locum Solicitor to work within our high-achieving, professional conveyancing team for 2 to 4 weeks.    

The Role

This short term opportunity with an immediate start date for a professional Locum Solicitor. You will work alongside our Senior and Associate Solicitors on current transactions and new case files. The contract will be for 2-4 weeks with a possibility of extension. 

You will be responsible for following current processes, carrying out both sale and purchase, residential conveyancing transactions from start to completion. You will liaise with clients, estate agents, mortgage lenders and solicitors as well as support and liaise with team members regularly.

You will be assisted by our highly trained and efficient legal support team in areas such as case file setup, ID/AML, client support and case file administration.


Responsible for providing advice to clients on residential conveyancing transactions;

  • Keeping clients up to date with the progress of their transaction both via email and telephone;
  • Taking instructions for the sale and purchase of properties, transfers of title, new build purchases, security discharges and private client remortgage work;
  • Liaising with other solicitors on residential property sales/purchases;
  • Effective monitoring and scrutiny of files ensuring timescales are met and that paperwork is processed, filed and kept up-to-date;
  • Assisting in auditing, anti-money laundering and source of funds compliance checks;
  • Liaising with third party suppliers involved in the conveyancing process.

Essential qualities include:

  • A solicitor qualified to practice law in Scotland, with a current Law Society of Scotland practising certificate;
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualified experience
  • A competent working knowledge of legal aspects of residential property sales and purchases;
  • IT literacy in a range of systems and software.

About us

MOV8 Real Estate has been the biggest-selling solicitor/estate agent in East Central Scotland for the past four years. Our aim is to to be the preeminent private client conveyancing practice in East Central Scotland and to be one of the market leaders throughout Scotland in terms of both volume and quality of service. We are an innovative and exciting company who are keen to embrace advances in technology to assist our team to focus on service delivery over unnecessary administration and to deliver the very best possible service to our clients.


The rate of pay is negotiable depending upon your experience. Your are required to work 37.5 hours per week. The working hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. A flexible work pattern can be considered. 


To discuss this role in more detail please contact Eilidh Peace in our Recruitment team on 01313223283.