Legal Secretary - Real Estate

Cordant People
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

My client, a prestigious law firm based in City Centre Manchester, are looking for a Legal Secretary to join them on a permanent, full time basis within the busy Real Estate department.

You will NEED to have previous experience working within the Real Estate sector.

Duties include:

  • To produce documents and letters as directed by fee earners by means of computerised word processing and document management systems.

  • To maintain electronic and hard copy files and filing systems in an organised and efficient manners as required

  • To attend clients by telephone and in person in a professional manner.

  • To assist fee earners with day to day administrative matters as required including:-

    • Opening new files

    • Closing files and archiving

    • File organisation and filing in accordance with departmental procedures

    • Assisting with billing procedures and other account enquiries

    • Preparing standard letters sending out invoices/payment of disbursement.

    • Making appointments, arranging meetings and maintaining an up to date computerised diary

    • Making travel arrangements

  • To provide support to other secretaries with their workloads within other departments as reasonably required

  • To attend appropriate training courses to improve all elements of job requirements.

  • Any other reasonable task which may be required from time to time

Ideal Candidate:

  • Extensive knowledge of legal secretarial duties and skills

  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Office applications including specifically Word, Excel and Powerpoint

  • Accurate and efficient PC Skills

  • Accurate and speedy copy and/or audio typing skills

  • Experience of document Management System desirable

Personal Qualities:-

  • Demonstrates the ability to show initiative

  • Able to prioritise effectively

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Flexible and professional approach

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Remaining enthusiastic and helpful when given mundane tasks such as filing and photocopying

  • A good team player as the successful candidate will work alongside senior secretaries within the department.

  • Must be willing to undertake further training as required

Salary - £20,000 - £26,000 DOE.

If you feel you would be suited for the role please apply directly or contact Ruby Melling at Cordant People Manchester.

Good Luck!


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