Private Client Legal Assistant

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
St Albans
14 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Assistant

Private Client

£25,000 - £30,000

St Albans

A Private Client Legal Assistant is required to provide a fully effective service to clients by progressing client files under the direction of the TL when required.

Key responsibilities

o Taking client instructions and progressing the matter file under the TL's instructions. This may include
amongst other things drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and dealing with the administration of Estates
o to provide a courteous and efficient service to clients
o to ensure that work sent to clients and related parties is correctly prepared in accordance with the firm's
standards and precedents and the TL's instructions
o to observe the code of practice in all areas as detailed in the Solicitors Code of Conduct and to observe
fully the requirements of the Solicitors Accounts Rules

o Maintaining control of an allocated caseload to ensure that standards of matter conduct, file
management, administration, time-recording and accounting are maintained at all times
o to be fully conversant with the firm's computer systems and follow IT instructions directly and through
procedures tabs

o Opening and closing client files in accordance with standard procedures including performing on-line
money laundering checks
o answer the telephone or meet clients who call into the office without an appointment on behalf of the
Lawyers, answering queries and taking messages where appropriate and making appropriate file notes
o liaison with clients as instructed
o maintain Lawyers' diaries and make appointments
o organise internal and external meetings including meeting room bookings and if appropriate organising

 Minimum of three years' experience working within a Private Client Department of a Law Firm or relevant
legal qualifications is essential
 secretarial experience in a Law firm
 knowledge, experience and passion for private client law and practices
 fast and accurate keyboard skills - 50 wpm minimum
 good grasp of grammar and spelling

Apply now for immediate consideration!

Please contact Emily Flewitt, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

Douglas Scott are a legal recruitment expert and the UK's leading law firms trust us with their legal vacancies. We are a regulated recruitment consultancy and will discuss this role and seek your approval before submitting an application directly to the decision maker.

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