Legal Secretary - Property

Taylor Hawkes Ltd
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A major Property company, with an impressive portfolio of commercial and residential properties, is looking to recruit a Legal Secretary with property experience to join their in-house legal team. For this role it is essential that you have experience of working in the property division of a law firm or an estate, property management or conveyancing company or litigation department.

This is a very progressive and entrepreneurial company and is a fabulous opportunity for someone to develop their legal and property skills or work in-house for the first time.

The role

To provide legal administrative duties that support the Legal team, covering aspects of commercial/residential real estate working including planning, development, investment, asset management, funding, landlord and tenant and dispute resolution.


  • Word processing/typing and collating correspondence and other documents.
  • Day to day typing of letters, memos, monthly reports, bills etc.
  • Taking messages accurately and passing to appropriate teams.
  • Deal directly with external parties, such as Land Registry.
  • Creating and amending legal documents.
  • Diary management of In-house Legal Team.
  • Develop and sustain strong business relationships with internal/external and other third parties.
  • Manage incoming correspondence, emails, telephone calls and filing.
  • Provide other support services to Legal Team including taking minutes of meetings.
  • Tracking deadlines for the Legal Department.


  • Previous secretarial/administrative experience within a legal/professional services environment, preferably within a Real Estate/Property team.
  • Minimum typing speed of 50 wpm.
  • Secretarial NVQ/Diploma or equivalent.
  • High proficiency in all MS office packages.
  • An excellent eye for details with a concern for quality and accuracy.
  • Focused/professional client service approach.
  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Team oriented and collaborative with a flexible, can do attitude.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrable ability to multitask and prioritise a full workload under pressure and the ability to work independently.
  • Due to the nature of the business, candidates must be flexible to work outside normal office hours from time-to-time.


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