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Date Added: Tue 06/07/2021

Legal Secretary - Private Client

Buckinghamshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £25000 - £27000/annum

Our client has a permanent vacancy for a Legal Secretary to assist the Wealth team dealing with Private Client matters (Wills, Trusts and probate), however there will be a future expectation that other teams will also be supported such as Real Estate, Commercial Services and Corporate.

* Responsibility for Fee Earner's diary management and liaison with clients and staff as instructed.

* Ability to draft simple correspondence unsupervised.

* Confidence and ability to communicate at senior levels.

* Excellent interpersonal skills with private and corporate clients, with the ability to develop a good rapport with members of all the teams in the firm.

* Team player able to fit into a friendly but busy team.

* Excellent organisational ability with a friendly but professional attitude.

* Ability to work under pressure.

* Confidently produce legal documents and correspondence as provided by Solicitors and to deal with relevant third parties.

* Confidently manage accounts and money laundering duties associated with client files.

* Ability to respect confidentiality of work carried out by fee earner.

Requirements

* Previous experience as a legal secretary within a private client team dealing with Wills, Trusts, Probate etc. Knowledge and understanding of key issues relating to Private Client matters, including dealing with Probate registry etc.

* Ability to work under pressure

* Excellent administrative skills

* Ability to take on billing responsibilities and basic credit control

* Excellent telephone manner and ability to build a good rapport with clients

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available
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