Legal Secretary (Residential/Probate)

Recruiter
Sammons Group
Location
Eastbourne
Posted
03 Mar 2019
Closes
29 Mar 2019
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity for a Legal Secretary with Residential and/or Probate experience to provide maternity cover on a fixed term contract.

The Job

The prime role of the Legal Secretary is to provide direct support to their Principal to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include but will not be limited to the main responsibilities given below. The Legal Secretary is expected to use a high degree of self management and initiative.

Main Responsibilities

To prepare correspondence and documents through audio typing and word processing

To administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage, and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained within the Office Manual

To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch

To arrange for all photocopying to be done in person if the Office Junior is not available to undertake the task

To make appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain an up to date diary for his/her Principal

To prepare the Conference/Interview room for meetings as necessary and to tidy up the room at the end of the meeting

To provide refreshments when asked to do so

To provide support to other secretaries when required

To provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so

To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care

To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development

To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and client’s documentation and information

To promptly inform the firm’s Compliance Officer for Finance (COFA) and the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) of any breaches of the SRA Code and Solicitors Accounts Rules of which I become aware

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

Trained in secretarial practice to include Private Clients, Wills and Residential Conveyancing

Excellent word processing and audio typing skills

Previous experience as a Legal Secretary or experience working in an alternative professional office

We endeavour to reply to all applications. However if you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements placed by The Sammons Group.

The Sammons Group is an Employment Business and Employment Agency as defined by the EAA Regulations 2003, and we abide by the Code of Practice of our industry body (the Recruitment & Employment Confederation - REC).

We are committed to supporting and promoting diversity in the workplace, and welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, belief, disability, ethnic origin/nationality, gender/gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation - we recruit on the basis of talent. If you require reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process, please let us know.

We regret that as a recruitment consultancy we are unable to seek visas for applicants not holding current entitlement to work in the UK

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