Legal Secretary

Alexander Mae Ltd
Bristol (City Centre)
£23k per year + Benefits
06 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
12 month maternity cover contract The Company: Our client is an award-winning, full service, commercial law firm and they are rapidly developing a national reputation for its innovative approach to delivering legal services. They operate in the financial services, leisure, retail & consumer goods, technology & media, renewables, housing and public sectors. Their specialisms are real estate, banking and finance, commercial, corporate, employment, dispute resolution and litigation. The job: We're recruiting for a Legal Secretary (12-month FTC) to support our clients Tax and Estate Planning Team which is part of their Private Business group in Bristol. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team with a strong international practice. As a Legal Secretary, you will carry out secretarial and administrative tasks, working for 5 fee earners and provide assistance to others in the team and group when required. Main Responsibilities - As a Legal Secretary your day to day remit includes: Digital dictation (audio typing). Creating/amending Wills, LPAs and other documents and correspondence. Dealing with clients, agents etc by phone and in person. Taking messages and general calls. Taking minutes in meetings, done on a rota basis between secretaries. Paper filing and electronic filing and general admin duties such as faxing and photocopying. Assisting the Team with overflow typing. The Person: Our client's employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills: Strong IT systems skills. Experience of Laserforms, Excel, Outlook and Workshare would be an advantage. Experience of document management systems although training will be given in Interwoven if it has not been used before. Excellent communication skills with a good telephone manner and client care expertise are essential. Accuracy, sound organisational skills and flexibility are also required along with previous secretarial experience in a legal environment. The Benefits: Contributory Pension, Group Life, Private Medical Insurance, 25 days holiday & a flexible benefits scheme. The Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, 35 hours per week The Location: Central Bristol, no car parking. The Salary: Up to £22,000
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