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Legal Secretary - Probate

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by Anonymous

Farnham, Surrey United Kingdom
Legal
Immediate Start
£21k - £25k Annual
Full-Time
We are an established law firm based in Farnham and due to expansion are looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to work within our probate team, supporting 2 fee earners. The role is very much an administration and secretarial support role with the emphasis on document management, typing and administration.

Working for a long established and reputable firm of solicitors, we can offer Monday to Friday working between 9am - 5pm, a friendly office environment, free parking, 25 days holiday, Christmas shut down up to 2 weeks, pension, death in service and subsidised legal costs.

We are ideally seeking candidates with experience working for a legal/law firm as a Legal Secretary and who have at least 6 months exposure within the probate sector.

The role of Legal Secretary involves:

Assisting two fee earner in their day to day work by providing support and an efficient secretarial service in the probate side of things.
Managing diaries and help to organise their workloads, fielding enquiries and dealing with matters on their behalf.
Providing full secretarial support including using a digital dictation system and document management software to produce correspondence and other documentation related to contractual and commercial transactions.
Maintaining comprehensive and accurate client administration files.
Assisting with full administrative duties which will include meeting and greeting clients, handling department calls and directing accordingly and arranging meeting room bookings for the team.
Secretarial support to other fee earners within the department if required.

Skills and Experience required:

Legal Secretary experience with private client background preferable (at least 6 months exposure to wills, probate, LPAs, administration of estates, tax and trusts etc)
Strong and efficient secretarial and admin skills
Audio transcription ability
Fast, accurate typing
Experience of using case management
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
IT literate - Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook / Digital Audio software

In return you will receive an attractive package; salary of up to £25k, working the hours of 9am - 5pm, free parking, 25 days holiday and benefits package.

Ideal candidates will come from legal, legal secretarial, paralegal and probate backgrounds

Reference: 620370342