Senior / Associate Solicitor (Conveyancing)

40,000 TO 55,000 depending on experience

Senior / Associate Conveyancing Solicitor

The Role

Our residential conveyancing department is growing due to continued success within the East of Scotland. As Edinburgh and the Lothians’ top-selling ESPC solicitor and estate agency firm you will be joining the team at an exciting time.

The role will involve working closely with Senior Management and liaising regularly with all team members regarding operational and strategic goals. You will be responsible for your own high volume caseload as well as leading and coaching a dedicated and professional team. You will work within the in-house team to handle conveyancing transactions and deliver an excellent level of service in line with MOV8’s core values.

This is a role for an ambitious candidate who enjoys high levels of responsibility and a fast paced environment. Naturally, you should enjoy all aspects of the process of buying and selling residential property in Scotland. The role demands a huge level of attention to detail and an individual who can offer a supportive and informative service throughout the client experience.

About Us

MOV8 Real Estate are a firm of Solicitors and Estate Agents based in the South Gyle area of Edinburgh. As well as carrying out estate agency services, we also carry out the legal work for property sales and purchases. We have one of the largest conveyancing departments by volume and have also sold more properties than any other Estate Agency for four consecutive years in East Central Scotland. We are continually growing and are now recruiting for a Senior or Associate level Residential Conveyancing Solicitor to help manage and support our busy, successful team.  

Your key responsibilities will include;

  • Leading and mentoring an expanding team of solicitors, paralegals and administrators;

  • Working closely with Senior Management to deliver strategic and operational goals;

  • Contributing to the day to day discussions surrounding the strategic aims of the conveyancing department;

  • Advising clients on property sale and purchase transactions;

  • Delivering monthly targets for conveyancing transactions;

  • Liaising with other solicitors on residential property transactions;

  • Supporting your team with auditing processes, anti-money laundering and source of funds compliance checks;

  • Liaising with third party suppliers involved in the conveyancing process.


Essential qualities include:

  • Strong leadership qualities, ideally gained by leading a successful legal team;

  • A solicitor qualified to practice law in Scotland, with a current Law Society of Scotland practising certificate;

  • A strong understanding of the legal aspects of residential property sales and purchases over several years;

  • Previous role within conveyancing transactions;

  • An excellent, up-to-date knowledge of the Scottish conveyancing process;

  • Fantastic interpersonal and communication skills;

  • A desire to be challenged and to challenge the norm;

  • Previous experience of working with cashroom and client compliance checks;

  • IT literacy in a range of systems and software.

Desirable qualities include:

  • Previous experience of working with cutting-edge case management software systems;

  • A motivational approach to coaching junior team members;


We can offer a competitive salary depending on your level and experience. Our salary scaled is £40,000 to £55,000 per annum. A significant performance-related bonus will be based on team results with an additional bonus dependent on individual cases referred to the business.

Additional Information

We care about our commitment to diversity in the workplace and to making a positive difference in the community around us through our corporate social responsibility program. Our 2018 charity of the year is The Royal Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh and we hold regular fund raising events to support them.

Every year the MOV8 management team organise a summer BBQ, a birthday bash and a Christmas party. Our team members have time to relax, have fun and get to know each other outside of the office environment. 

We strive to reply to all applicants as quickly as possible however if you would prefer to have a confidential chat about the role or the recruitment process please call Eilidh Peace directly.

A Note to Recruitment Agencies

Please note that, as a company, MOV8 Real Estate and Solicitors does not recognise the submission of unsolicited CVs and does not respond to unsolicited communications from recruitment companies. We will only review CVs sent by individual candidates in application for an advertised post.

Any CVs or details submitted by recruitment companies will be viewed as the property of MOV8 Real Estate. We may research, directly contact or engage the candidate directly or through another company, without creating any contract between you or your company and MOV8 Real Estate, without any consideration due to you or your company.  

Application Details

Eilidh Peace
6 Redheughs Rigg,
South Gyle,
EH12 9DQ

Reference No: VA74

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