Penarth, UK

Legal Secretary

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Thu 02/11/2017

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £15500 - £18000/annum

Role of legal secretary to partner (experience preferable). Required also to support other fee earners if necessary.

Duties to include:

* Dealing with a varied workload including family matters, conveyancing, litigation, wills and probate;

* Maintaining strong client base by assisting in directly dealing with client enquiries;

* Producing information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data and graphics; coordinating case preparation;

* Assisting the Partner by reading, reviewing, verifying and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analysing information; initiating telecommunications; organising client conferences, and meetings; scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions; coordinating preparation of documents as may be required;

* Maintaining Partner's calendar/diary by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, dispositions, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering;

* Ability to use initiative within firm guidelines;

* Generating revenues by documenting and inputting and preparing invoices and tracking payments and using initiative to follow up payments due to the firm;

* Maintaining client confidentiality;

* Providing historical reference by developing and utilising filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence;

* Ensuring compliance with CQS and other regulatory matters affecting the firm;

* Flexibility to assist colleagues in the firm depending on workload to ensure smooth running of business and meeting client expectations;

* Able to work as part of team and individually and contribute to daily tasks including post, filing, etc.

Skills/Qualifications:
Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning, Supply Management, Telephone Skills, Office Experience - General, PC Proficiency (including word, excel etc.), Verbal Communication, Internal Communications, Dependability, Professionalism, Good Time-keeping, Maintaining Client Relationships
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