Legal Assistant

Colbern Limited
Southwark, Greater London
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Assistant
£16 per hour

Our client is looking for an experienced Legal Assistant - Working within Homeownership Services enforcing service charge debts in the FTT, UT & courts.

To provide legal and administrative support to professional staff. Responding to requests for legal services, preparing routine legal letters, and maintaining information and records.

Candidate Profile

1. Relevant experience as a Legal Secretary or Administrator within a fee earning environment. Or
Law degree, or equivalent

2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office at a level to compile; reports (including embedded tables / diagrams), correspondence, presentations, maintaining spreadsheets, meeting arrangements.

3. Knowledge of how equal opportunities principles apply in administrative and customer services.

4. Literacy skills in order to research and produce reports, management information, non-standard correspondence, minutes and accurate records of meetings.

5. Numeracy skills in order to compile statistical and financial information and undertake complex calculations.

6. Administrative experience, ideally in a legal environment, will include:

· Interpreting policy/ procedural guidance, where courses of action are not clear, and advise others accordingly
· Compiling and maintaining records and administrative systems both manual and computerised
· Managing manual and IT records to achieve efficiency and confidentiality
· Using a wide range of office equipment and ICT software
· Organising and prioritising a workload, managing conflicting demands.
· Working in a customer focused environment,

7. Experience of composing written materials that meet customers’ needs:-

· original correspondence,
· appropriate use of e-mail
· reports,
· administration of meetings including note/minute taking

8. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to encourage positive working relationships with staff and colleagues