Legal Secretary Family Law

Recruiter
We Are SSG
Location
Leavesden
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you an experienced Legal Secretary looking for a new challenge?

Maybe you are tired of the lengthy commute into the city?

Jazz Personnel have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Family Law Legal Secretary to join our client, a leading law firm based in Watford. Steeped in history and tradition this reputable firm have served Hertfordshire for over 150 years.

If you are an enthusiastic legal secretary with a passion for self-development, this could be the career move for you!

Reporting directly into the Senior Partner your main responsibilities will include;

  • Prepare correspondence and documents for the Family Department through digital audio-typing and word processing
  • To administer filing (which will include daily physical filing and storage on case management system) and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files
  • Use the client case management system effectively
  • To undertake photocopying as required
  • Organise appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain electronic diaries
  • Assist with answering telephone and attending to clients in reception in the absence of the receptionist
  • To check own work to minimise errors and avoid corrections by fee-earners
  • Provide support to other secretaries/other department as required
  • Provide guidance to junior staff when required to do so
  • To undertake any specific training when required, and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm's and client's documentation and information at all times
  • Any ad hoc task as required

Required qualifications, skills and experience;

  • Legal Secretarial experience, ideally within Family Law
  • Experience in audio typing
  • Experience in digital dictation
  • Minimum 70wpm typing speed
  • The ability to be organised, work under pressure and manage own workload without supervision
  • Strong client care skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Good understanding of the Legal Aid contractual requirements and procedures
  • Experience of using a client case management system

This fantastic opportunity is offering full time working hours, Monday - Friday, 9am till 5pm. This firm is keen to find the right person to join their proactive team.

Do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity, apply now!

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