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I am afraid it is not just the case of your Buyer signing and returning the Contract at this stage.
The Buyers Solicitor will need ot put in hand searches, which take approx 1 week to receive. The Buyer will need to arrange a Mortgage (if applicable). If he is a cash Buyer, he will be advised to have a Survey.
Your Solicitor should be sending you a Property Information Form (PIF) (this asks various questions about the property to include the utility details/which boundaries you have maintained/are there any guarantees/has ther ebeen any extensions) and Fittings and Contents list, to complete and which is then sent on to the Buyers Solicitor.
Further enquiries which are raised by the Buyers Solicitors normally arise from the Sellers replies to the PIF, so I can't be any more specific than that.
Apart from forwarding the above documents to the Buyers Solicitor and dealing with any additional enquiries, and obtaining an up to date mortgage redemption statement, there is no other work for your Solicitor to do.
With all the goodwill in the world, it will normally take a Buyers Solicitor at least 4 weeks, from receipt of all the paperwork, to be in a position to exchange Contracts.
Once he is happy with any replies to enquiries, and he has the searches and his client's Mortgage Offer, if applicable, he will get his client signed and then needs to request a 10% deposit from him and the Buyer will also need to arrange Buildings Insurance to be put into place on the date Contracts are exchanged.
I hope this set sout the legal position to you and answers your question.