Paralegal Secretary

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
09 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Full time permanent Paralegal Secretary based in Southampton paying up to £18,000 dependant on experience.

Your new company
You will be working for a leading intellectual property law firm.

Your new role
You will be assisting the Trade Mark Attorney with minimal supervision and to undertake both routine and complex paralegal / secretarial duties.
Key Tasks:

  • Type letters and formal documents such as Statutory Declarations, Statement of Use, Assignments, Agreements, Notices of Opposition, Instructions to Counsel and Witness Statements
  • Prepare all Trade Mark and Community Trade Mark official forms.
  • Calculate and prepare debit notes/credit notes.
  • Prepare memos, attendance notes.
  • Attend to daily administration requests for the Attorney, such as faxes, file management, opening post and photocopying.
  • Arrange the weekly Trade Mark Journal and Community Trade Mark Bulletin advertisements and prepare standard letters.
  • Maintain a diary and deal with telephone queries as required.
  • Type up trip reports and prepare bundle meetings, which can include high volumes of photocopying.
  • Preparing weekly extension of time forms.

What you'll need to succeed
Previous legal secretarial experience - Advantageous
Strong typing and keyboard skills - Essential
Previous experience of working with digital dictation and audio typing - Essential
Strong administration experience - Essential
Experience in billing clients and working within a complex billing structure - Essential
Strong accuracy and attention to detail - Essential
Exceptional spelling & grammar - Essential
Degree level educated - Advantageous

What you'll get in return
Discretionary Bonus Scheme, Pension Plan and 25 days holiday, among many other benefits.

What you need to do now
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