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Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary

RecruitNorthLtd Recruit North Ltd

Our client is an award winning Legal 500 boutique law firm and they have an opportunity, within their new Penrith office, for a Legal Secretary.

The firm specialises in Court of Protection, Deputyships, Family Law, Residential Conveyancing, Commercial Property, Litigation & Disputes and Wills, Trusts and Probate Services.

The main purpose of the role will be to provide efficient and effective legal secretarial support to the Litigation department.

Your new job

  • Supporting and assisting Litigation fee earners as far as is possible
  • Audio and copy typing for Litigation team
  • Billing (Monthly or as required)
  • Processing all claims for client related expenses (obtain from fee earners on a regular basis) and personal expenses for members of the Litigation team
  • Overseeing general administration for all Litigation files
  • Organising client appointments and arranging meeting rooms
  • Maintaining awareness of files so as to be able to take messages and update clients on the telephone as required
  • General firm administration (preparing and posting chitties/maintaining internal registers/storage of deeds and documents etc)
  • Cover when reception staff are not available i.e. answering the door, making tea/coffee for clients/answering the telephone/scanning in documents etc
  • Cover when Family and WTP legal secretaries are not available i.e. opening new files, completing chitties etc

About you

  • Two to three years in a legal secretarial role
  • Good standard of education
  • Working knowledge of using Windows, Microsoft office, Word, Excel, Outlook and case management systems
  • Working knowledge of digital dictation systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of clients and manage their expectations
  • Good prioritisation and time management
  • Team player
  • Displays honesty and integrity
  • Pro-active and self-motivated
  • “Can do” attitude
  • Flexible and adaptive
  • Excellent attention to detail

Salary and benefits

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Bonus scheme
  • Employer contribution to pension at 4%
  • 25 days holiday entitlement per year with an additional 3 days non-contractual leave for Christmas
  • Free annual flu injection
  • Employee discount platform
  • Employee Assist – access to personal, legal and financial issues, support and counselling and GP helpline.
  • £50 gift card on your birthday with along with a late start or early finish
  • £50 gift at Christmas
  • Beamish Museum Family Passes
  • 5 extra days paid leave on your 5 year anniversary
  • Death in service benefit of 3 x salary
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Paul Murphy


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