Legal Secretary (fixed term 12 months)
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST APPLY VIA THE WEIGHTMANS WEBSITE (LINK BELOW) IF YOU ARE NOT REDIRECTED TO THE WEIGHTMANS WEBSITE YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE REVIEWEDThe Firm
Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved several top rankings in Chambers UK 2016, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.The Department
Our Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate team was recognised as a 'superior' team in Legal 500, 2011 edition, reflecting our enviable reputation for advising clients on all their personal legal needs. We are proud to provide a personal, transparent and efficient service by a team which includes fully qualified members of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) as well as members of Solicitors for the Elderly. Understanding the importance of careful estate planning to help provide for future generations, we offer lifetime and post-death planning to a diverse range of clients.The role
To provide secretarial support on a full time basis to fee earners within the WTTP team in Manchester.
Audio and copy typing skills using digital dictation
Produce accurate letters and documents
Assist fee earners with their caseloads
Deal with client enquiries on the telephone and face to face
Provide PA support, for example arranging meetings and booking meeting rooms
Collect and coordinate incoming and outgoing post
Scan post and documents onto an electronic file
Produce documents and make amendments to correspondence where required
Co-ordinating billing by printing and saving bills to electronic case files
Financial management for example raising cheque requests and paying in cheques received
File management ie physically and electronically opening, closing and archiving files ensuring all relevant procedures are followed
Work in conjunction with other members of the team and provide assistance where necessary
This list is not intended to be exhaustive and the successful candidate will carry out other tasks that fall within the remit of the role.
Previous experience of working in an secretarial role, preferably a Private Client department of a law firm
Previous experience using digital dictation systems
Ability to deal with confidential information
Strong administration and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload
Show initiative and be enthusiastic and self-motivated
Excellent communication skills and confidence in speaking with clients
Excellent attention to detail
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel
Good team spirit and ability to work as part of a team
- This is a fixed term position for 12 months
Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
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