Legal Secretary

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by Browns Legal Associates

Lewes, Sussex United Kingdom
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
£23k - £23k Annual
Full-Time

CONVEYANCING SECRETARY

LEWES

UP TO £23,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Legal Secretary to join my clients busy Lewes based offices.

Main purpose of the role

To support the residential property fee earner with all their secretarial needs from taking and making calls from clients, to typing correspondence and emails, to completing statutory forms and online searches to general administration duties.

About the role

The role involves numerous general secretarial duties including;
• Document preparation/binding
• File maintenance
• Making, taking and transferring telephone calls
• Keeping the in-house database updated
• Drafting routine correspondences and documents
• Managing and updating paper and electronic diaries
• Booking in meetings and greeting clients
• Assisting with the general smooth running of the office and its administration
• Processing dictations using our in house digital dictation system called Big hand;- The preparation and amending of substantial documents- Tracking changes on documents- Client emailing- Replying to correspondence- Case management- AML searches
• Types of documents to be typed;- Leases/counterparts- Completion statements- Rent deposit deeds- Title abstracts- Statutory declarations- Sale agreements- Notices- Completing stamp duty forms on online- Preparation of searches pre contract- Land registry forms online

About you

You should be able to demonstrate the following personal attributes:
• Strong legal secretarial skills
• Have a good understanding of the residential sales and purchase transaction
• Experience of dealing with complex residential property sales and purchases
• Have the ability to accurately word process approximately 70 words per minute
• Have experience in a Law Firm in a residential property team
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to display empathy, tact and diplomacy
• Personable and team focused
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with little supervision
• It's a challenging role so the ability to work and to stay calm under varying degrees of pressure
• Flexible, resilience and the ability to handle change
• Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise workloads
• Attention to detail

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS ROLE PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CV TO TANYA COGHILL AT BROWNS LEGAL ASSOCIATES AS DIRECTED.

Reference: 619412276

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