Legal Secretary

  • Job Reference: VR/02318
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2021
  • Recruiter: MP Recruitment Group
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  • Location: Thame, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £25,000 to £27,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 4 month
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description



The post holder will support the Private Client Team and provide secretarial support to fee earners

and paralegals as more particularly described below. This is an initial 4-month fixed term contract,

with the possibility of extending for longer. Must be willing to work as a member of a team and assist

colleagues as required.


  • 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
  • Meet with clients (with fee earner present) and witness will signings
  • Preparing all relevant correspondence on behalf of fee earners
  • Preparation of bills and assisting in invoicing clients
  • Open new files, close files and general file keeping
  • Diary management on behalf of fee earners, schedule client meetings and will-signing

appointments, and liaise with clients on behalf of fee earners and deal with client queries as


Skills & Knowledge

  • 3 years previous 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


 Hours 9:00am – 5:00pm


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.