Licensed conveyancer – Degree Apprenticeship
Job roles: Licensed conveyancer
Licensed conveyancers are specialist property lawyers who deal with all legal matters relating to the transfer of ownership of land or property from a seller to a buyer. They also give legal advice in connection with any transaction that has a legal or equitable interest in property.
Conveyancers manage client portfolios in residential, commercial and agricultural contexts and provide conveyancing legal services on behalf of private individuals, commercial and charitable organisations, housing associations, public authorities, building companies and mortgage lenders, including banks and building societies.
The conveyancing apprenticeship is one of a number of equivalent ways to qualify as a licensed conveyancer and become an authorised person approved to carry out reserved legal activities.
Completion of the apprenticeship will enable you to independently conduct, manage and deliver all legal processes and requirements in relation to the broadest range of property and land transactions; you will be qualified to carry out work in residential, commercial and agricultural conveyancing employment. You will also become eligible to apply for a professional licence to act as a conveyancer to members of the public and businesses.
Candidates new to the sector with no previous legal qualifications may take up to five years to complete the apprenticeship and qualify as a licensed conveyancer. Those with previous legal experience, an LPC or qualifying law degree might be able to complete the apprenticeship within 18 months to three years.
For further information, contact CLC, the specialist property law regulator: www.clc-uk.org
The full apprenticeship standard is available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-standard-licensed-conveyancer
Qualification: Level 6 (Degree Apprenticeship)