Legal Secretary

Focus Resourcing Group
Reading, UK
03 Sep 2019
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
(Reading town centre, no parking)

Working in the busy Dispute Resolution team you will support specialist solicitors who advise on a wide range of disagreements, including those involving property, inheritance, will related disputes and general professional negligence claims. Our client is seeking an experienced secretary and DR experience is advantageous but not essential. Our client may also consider a law graduate seeking to improve their legal experience for this role.

Your role:
  • To deal with word-processing/typing and production of all documents and correspondence as directed by Lawyers.
  • To attend to clients both on telephone and in person. To take and record accurately any messages and pass them on to the appropriate person without unnecessary delay and to assist with the above for your department in the absence of other secretaries.
  • To deal accurately with filing - storing and retrieval of clients' files in line with the Department's filing system.
  • To set up new files and new matters accurately and speedily on instructions from lawyers.
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain an up to date diary.
  • To ensure that the lawyers' time records are entered promptly.
  • To accurately administer billing and financial accounting transactions and procedures.

The person:
  • Strong typing ability/digital dictation
  • Professional attitude and presentation
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent telephone manner

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