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Legal Secretary - Introductory Module   

Aims and Objectives

To give an introduction to the work , responsibilities , practice and structure of the Conveyancing Department in a legal office

Develop an excellent knowledge of the workings and structure of a Conveyancing Department

The flexibility and value of self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

Target Audience

Individuals wishing to pursue a career as a Legal Secretary


Comprehension end-user knowledge of Microsoft Word , competent keyboarding (at least 40 wpm) , good letter layout and office practice skills

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to conveyancing; freehold and leasehold; the conveyancing transaction; land registration

Lesson 2: pre-exchange; the title deed; registered land; unregistered land; office copy entries; the contract; the local search; other searches; enquiries before contract; approval of the contract; reporting to the client; exchange of contracts; formulas for exchange of contracts

Lesson 3: pre-completion; the transfer; requisitions on title; report on the title; the mortgage deed; the pre-completion search; the completion statement

Lesson 4: post-completion; release of mortgage; stamp duty registration of title; schedule of deeds; stages in the conveyancing transaction

Course Duration: 7 hours

Course Code: 1010198203