Legal Secretary

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Legal
Immediate Start
£18k - £22k Annual
Full-Time
We are supporting a full-service commercial law firm based in Jesmond with 7 decades of experience in providing quality legal advice in their search for a Legal Secretary to join their busy Corporate and Commercial team. As a successful applicant you will be working with the 2018 Northern Law Awards Corporate/Commercial Team of the Year.

Job description:

* Providing full PA / Secretarial support to busy partners and fee-earners

* Answering and re-directing calls

* Dealing with all related correspondence and documentation utilising Liberate case management system

* Extensive diary management - using different time zones for international clients, creating itineraries and circulating appropriate documentation.

* Booking training and organising travel arrangements

* Dictation - Minute taking and audio typing as required

* Production of letters, emails, documents, invoices and other legal documentation

* File/Matter management in Liberate including file opening, drafting engagement letters, terms of business, funding agreements, undertaking file closure, auditing files

* Proof reading all correspondence and business material before it leaves the office

* Assisting with billing preparation, invoicing and assisting fee earners with client accounts and first stage debtor correspondence

* Carrying out Companies House searches

Key skills and experience required:

* Previous Legal Secretary / PA experience within a Corporate/Commercial team

* Accurate typing, speed 65wpm

* Experience working in a team of busy fee earners

* Exceptional communication skills with accurate spelling and grammar

* Awareness of client confidentiality, information security and data protection

* Highly organised with the ability to successfully multi-task and prioritise workload, manage own time effectively and take ownership of projects and tasks

* Technology minded making tasks and processes more efficient

* Proactive and able to think ahead of each task

* Pre-empt the Partners/fee earners needs and be one step ahead

This role offers a competitive salary, healthcare package, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Hours of work will be 9.00 - 5.00 Monday - Friday; 35 hours per week.

A job share will also be considered.

For full details of this role, please get in touch

Reference: 620011316

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