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Conveyancing Technician

What do they do?

Conveyancing Technicians manage a small caseload of residential property transactions and their role is to support the work of a property lawyer. Conveyancing Technicians work closely with clients and other property professionals.

Where do they work?

Conveyancing Technicians can work anywhere that deals with the transfer of a title to property or land in a legal department headed by a qualified person. The scope of employment is not limited to a law firm; it ranges from housing associations and local authorities, across banks and building societies to property development companies and even railways and airports.

How to study

No previous knowledge or experience is needed. Straight from school or college, the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice is a great starting place for anyone wishing to pursue a career in law. The Level 4 Diploma is also a perfect stepping stone for anyone considering a career change and looking to improve their prospects of finding a job in law. If you already hold academic legal qualifications such as a Law Degree, take a look at our exemptions guide as you may qualify for some exemption.

The national recognised diplomas can be studied through an approved training provider by classroom based learning, distance learning or on an apprenticeship scheme. Typically, approved training providers offer an all-inclusive fee for each Diploma. Fees for the Level 4 Diploma around £2500 – £3500. This compares favourably to other degree and professional qualification routes. View our approved training providers here.

Qualify to be listed as a CLC Legal Technician on the Public Directory

It’s possible to enhance your training to qualify as a CLC Legal Conveyancing Technician. To qualify, 6 months work experience must be undertaken combined with completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice (or equivalent if applying for exemptions which could be completed in as quick as 18 months.

CLC Legal Technicians must have successfully achieved:

  • the CLC/SQA Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice Level 4, or equivalent CLC accredited units; and
  • six months work experience in relevant employment; in conveyancing practice, legal firm, or organisation offering conveyancing services to the public.

Work Experience

Before you are able to apply for to become a Conveyancing Technician and be listed on our Technician Register, you will need to complete 6 months of work experience and finding the work experience may be easier than you think. The scope of employment is actually very broad and even includes working in banks and building societies as well as law firms. You can get company names and contact details via the CLC firms search facility or our take a look at our recently qualified CLC Lawyer stories.