Legal Secretary/Administrator

Recruiter
Focus Resourcing
Location
Reading
Salary
£18000 - £20000/annum
Posted
16 Jun 2017
Closes
15 Jul 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client based in central Reading are currently recruiting for a Legal Support Assistant for their busy Private Client team. Reporting to The Practice Manager you will assisting with a busy workload. You may also be required to help out in other departments from time to time.

The role:

* Retrieve outsourced typing, collate and finalise correspondence for issuing and saving into the case management system;
* Prepare correspondence through audio-typing (non-outsourced) and word processing;
* Prepare standard documents
* Undertake relevant searches, e.g. OCE, Bankruptcy Searches etc, via the firm's online facilities;
* Administer filing including daily filing; opening, closing and retrieval of client files
* Opening Files - Updating the client and matter database via the case management system
* File Management - On-going filing of relevant documents, letters, attendance notes, invoices etc as well as ensuring relevant ID and Terms & Conditions are on the physical file and case management system
* Marketing - Maintaining the client database to include updating client addresses and telephone numbers
* Closing Files - Preparing files for closure following the processes on the file closing form
* Liaising with accounting staff in respect of related queries, invoicing, recording payments & receipts
* Diary management of fee earners as required
* Managing the above workloads in the absence of any other Legal Support Assistant (it would be anticipated that there be no more than one LSA absent at any one time)
* Reception cover including dealing with the overflow telephone call son a daily basis,

The Person

* Legal experience in private client ideally, althought other disciplines/interests will be considered
* Good typing skills
* Highly organised with great attention to detail
* Adaptable
* Ability to multi task
* Flexible attitude