Trainee Legal Secretaries

Ashville Knight
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Trainee Legal Secretaries - Surrey

£18,000 + BenefitsTwo exciting opportunities have arisen to join a Legal 500 and Chambers accredited solicitor`s firm as a trainee legal secretary.This firm have 6 offices in the region and cover a broad range of legal practice areas including:

  • Private client
  • Family
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Leasehold Enfranchisement
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Property
  • Corporate Commercial
  • Clinical Negligence / Personal Injury

These trainee opportunities will offer an entry level opportunity into the legal profession. You will have the opportunity to work as a floating secretary between all departments and all offices, learning skills in each practice area of law and learning the fundamental requirements of being a legal secretary.Long term, and following sufficient training and experience there may be the opportunity to apply for legal secretarial roles within specific teams. Legal Secretaries in Guildford, once fully skilled, earn anywhere between £20,000 and £25,000.Responsibilities will include:

  • Extensive audio typing from the digital dictation system, BigHand
  • Diary management and booking of appointments for solicitors and lawyers
  • Dealing with enquiries from clients by telephone, email and face to face
  • Specific practice area related tasks such ie filling in forms
  • Updating the internal IT system with updates on cases
  • Occasional reception cover

**Due to the nature of these positions, a driving licence and access to a car or motorbike will be essential as you will need to travel between offices to provide cover to various teams and departments**These opportunities would suit someone with some junior level administration, secretarial or receptionist experience, either within a legal firm or another professional organisation. It may also be beneficial to hold some secretarial/administrative qualifications such as Pitmans, RSA or ILEX accreditation.Candidates will:

  • Be professionally presented in appearance
  • Have a polished and friendly disposition when dealing with clients and other professionals
  • Have a clear and professional telephone manner
  • Have the ability to type at least 50 wpm
  • Have excellent IT skills

In return an excellent package of £18,000 salary, 25 days holiday + bank holidays + the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 extra days, private medical insurance, profit share bonus scheme and pension scheme. Hours of work will be 9am-5pm Monday- Friday with 1 hour for lunch.