Legal Secretary -Probate / Private Client

Recruiter
BKM Consultants
Location
Coventry, West Midlands
Salary
18000.0000
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Role - Legal Secretary - Private Client / Probate

Locations - Coventry

Salary - £18000 - £20000

(NB - PART-TIME HOURS COULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE)

Our Client has over 180 years’ experience providing a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses in Warwickshire and beyond. Their Solicitors are all experts in their field and offer a professional and tailored service to a wide range of clients from members of the public through to large companies. They work out of offices in Leamington Spa and Coventry and offer a home service for personal Clients when required - which highlights their dedication to providing the best and most flexible service to Clients

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Audio typing of correspondence, documents and forms.
  • Checking the Central Diary and informing other Fee Earners where appropriate
  • Seeing Clients and taking instructions
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries and written communication within a reasonable time
  • Dealing with a range of Private Client matters but in particular Probate business
  • Maintaining an efficient filing system for client matters as well as ensuring that all "dead" files are closed and stored on a frequent and regular basis
  • Witnessing signatures on legal documents.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Solicitors Practice Rules and the Solicitors Accounts Rules and to ensure compliance at all times.
  • Reviewing outstanding bills regularly and following up payment where necessary.
  • Ensuring that all client monies are held in the correct type of account and that clients entitlement to interest is observed.
  • Faxing documents
  • Dealing with outgoing post.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Word Processing Skills
  • Audio typing
  • Ability to use telephone switchboard.
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy (GCSE Grade D or above)

Personal Attributes

  • Good organisational abilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly both written and oral
  • Ability to cope with pressure
  • Honesty and discretion
  • Reliability
  • Patience, tolerance and common sense
  • Sense of Humour

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