Legal Secretary

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, an international law firm, require an experienced legal secretary to join their team in Cardiff.

Duties include:-

* Providing the full range of secretarial and administrative support to a team of legal advisers and key clients
* Dealing with and screening calls for legal advisers; delivering a positive client experience
* Management of emails and correspondence
* Acting as liaison point for clients and colleagues
* Highly proactive and responsive diary management
* Organising internal and external meetings
* Organising travel, business trips, itineraries and events
* Dealing with expenses claims for legal advisers
* Providing a full financial administration service to support legal advisers; preparing bills and liaising with the offshore Finance team, management of payments, receipts and transfers, dealing with arising queries and issues
* Producing high quality legal documents, correspondence and presentations using the MS Office suite and in-house tools
* Digital dictation using Big Hand software
* File opening and closing; ensuring both physical and electronic client and internal files are properly maintained
* Working as part of a wider secretarial team; supporting and covering for other secretaries and their legal advisers as needed

Skills and experience:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
* Experience in Real Estate would be an advantage
* Experience of providing secretarial/PA support to senior legal advisers is essential
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisation skills
* A flexible and committed attitude;
* Excellent problem solving skills and initiative
* Strong team ethic; the willingness to take account of others' workloads and offer help
* Good relationship building skills, internal and external

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