Legal Assistant

Ideal Personnel & Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Milton Keynes, UK
31 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has a permanent vacancy for a Legal Assistant to join their Private Client and Family teams.

You will provide secretarial and administrative support to help the team to deliver a great service to our clients.

Your key duties will be:

•providing timely and effective support to requests for assistance from members of the team

•working with the team to produce management information reports and updates for clients

•attending to clients in person and on the phone taking messages and assisting where appropriate

•using a case management system to process and progress files

•opening and distributing the post

•managing file opening, closure and archiving

•producing bills and other financial administration

•managing diaries for the team, planning and organising meetings and making travel arrangements

•organising and maintaining departmental filing systems and document storage

•photocopying, scanning, faxing, printing, filing and other general administrative tasks

•producing accurate correspondence and documentation including the use of digital dictation

•providing assistance to the wider office as directed

Skills and experience you will have:

•a minimum of 6 months' previous organisational and administrative experience, ideally gained working in a legal secretarial role

•a minimum grade C pass at GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics

•confidence with IT systems to include Microsoft Word, Excel and ideally PowerPoint

•fast and accurate keyboard skills

Key competencies you will need:

•the ability to work well in a team and develop good working relationships with colleagues and others

•confident interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise openly and clearly with colleagues and clients

•to have an excellent telephone manner

•to be able to produce a high standard of work, often to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy and good attention to detail

•the ability to prioritise well and be able to cope with changing demands

•the ability to manage your own workload unprompted and on your own initiative

•to be able to demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, and self confidence

About you - you will be:

•highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description

•respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and 'can do' attitude

•keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

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