Legal Secretary Commercial Property

Job Description

 

The post holder will support the Partner of the Commercial Property Team and provide secretarial support to him as more particularly described below. The ideal candidate will be a career legal secretary and happy to be the partners right hand and assist him in his very busy practice.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare introductory letters to client with relevant initial enclosures and assist in client
  • engagement
  • Type dictated documents & letters from fee earners using BigHand
  • Prepare and draft documents for fee earners accuracy is key
  • Use of Microsoft word, excel and bespoke software
  • Filter calls, update clients/agents/solicitors, take accurate messages
  • Preparing all relevant correspondence on behalf of fee earners
  • Assisting with billing / invoicing clients
  • Open new files, close files and general file keeping
  • Diary management on behalf of fee earners, schedule client meetings and liaise with clients
  • on behalf of fee earners and deal with client queries as necessary

 

Skills & Knowledge

  • Three Years’ experience as a legal secretary is required
  • Use of BigHand or other dictation system is necessary
  • High level of literacy
  • Fast & accurate typing (65WPM+)
  • Attention to detail is necessary
  • Must have a professional telephone manner and experience in dealing on a customer base
  • level
  • A methodical approach to work and ability to prioritise own workload
  • Must have extremely good organisational skills
  • Proficient in Word, Outlook and Excel
  • The above list of duties is not an exhaustive list and may be amended from time to time

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job