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DATE ADDED: Sun 01/12/2019

Legal Secretary

Chichester, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

We are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary to support one of six fee-earners in the Wills and Probate department; the successful applicant will have excellent audio typing skills and will have the ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.

Duties: Secretarial support on these client matters:

* Probate
* Wills
* Lasting Powers of Attorney
* Deputyship Applications
* Assisting the elderly client
* Trusts and Estate planning

Audio typing of forms, letters, attendance notes, emails is a big part of this job together with Court forms and documents; also monthly typing of client bills. We also ask that each Secretary handles the following on behalf of their fee-earner:

* Dealing with new and existing client queries (emails and telephone calls)
* Managing Outlook diary for fee-earner (reminders, appointments with clients)
* Arranging client meetings, booking meeting rooms on shared Outlook Calendar
* Opening new client files on our database (and closing files for archiving)
* One lunchtime cover session each week on Reception, taking calls, processing card payments, greeting clients.

Staff benefits:

* 25 days of holiday per calendar year plus additional days over the Christmas period when the office is closed (approx 3 additional days per year, depending on Christmas dates)
* Private Healthcare with AXA PPP after a 3-month probationary period
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