Legal Secretary

Reference:

MG LS 555927

Sector:

Legal

Salary:

£18,000 to £20,000 Per Annum

Benefits:

+ Bens

Town/City:

Cardif

Contract Type:

Permanent

We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Legal sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join the Commercial Property team of this prestigious law firm.

The successful candidate will provide secretarial and administrative support to several fee earners within a busy Commercial Property team.

The role will involve working with large documents (including formatting), assisting with billing and dealing with clients. Candidates must possess previous relevant experience; strong typing skills and the ability to use a digital dictation system.

This role is 35 hours per week, 09:00am – 5:00pm.

Legal Secretary’s Core Duties

  • Audio typing via digital dictation system and copy typing drafts to finished items
  • Composing letters to clients, solicitors and various other stakeholders
  • Diary management including setting reminders for fee earners, arranging appointments, meetings, lunches, travel and accommodation
  • Preparing bills, including disbursements from billing guides. Preparing relevant forms for accounts including payment requests
  • Meeting with clients to obtain identification documents, preparing the relevant forms for a file to be opened on the Firm’s case management system
  • Preparing engagement letters and completion statements to clients
  • Looking after various fee earners files in their absence and exchanging contracts and completing matters (when authorised)
  • Answering external calls on behalf of fee earners when they are not available
  • File closures including checking the accounts system to ensure that all disbursements have been cleared and that there is no money left on client account
  • Managing incoming post, processing incoming cheques and acknowledgements and replying to various stakeholders when necessary
  • Any other duties required to ensure the smooth running of the team.

Legal Secretary’s Key Experience

  • Must have previous experience in a legal secretary role
  • Must have experience working with large documents
  • Experience in Commercial Property an advantage

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