Legal Secretary

Recruiter
Red Berry Recruitment
Location
Dorchester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
29 Sep 2019
Ref
1210081201
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Legal Secretary
18 month contract starting September
Based in Dorchester
£10.75ph
Key Responsibilities and Duties include:
* Working as part of the secretarial and administrative team in managing the workload of the department, and ensuring effective secretarial cover is maintained
* Assisting and supporting as required including PA duties to Partners.
* Liaising with and scanning out work to other secretaries working elsewhere
* Word processing / typing and collating correspondence and other documents from audio / digital
* dictation, amending and formatting documents quickly and accurately - minimum of 65 wpm required
* Day to day typing of letters, memoranda, monthly reports, bills, file notes, etc.
* Taking messages accurately and passing to appropriate person(s)
* Keep information confidential
* Creating and amending legal documents
* Maintaining diary systems for fee earners, arranging booking meetings
* Handling expense claims for fee earners
* Maintain an effective filing system liaising with the Legal Administrator/filing clerk
* Receiving and sorting incoming mail where required
* Organising travel arrangements and any other ad hoc duties as and when required
* Scheduling files for archiving and retrieval of files from storage
* Monthly billing
* Ensuring compliance with quality standards and the firm's policies in general
* Other support services including taking minutes of meetings and initiating and replying to correspondence on routine matters
Person Specification - experience and attributes required:
* Previous legal secretary experience including billing is essential
* Good secretarial skills, such as an eye for detail
* Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are essential including the ability to
* High proficiency in all Microsoft office packages is a must together with use of House Styles
* A willingness and capability to serve client needs and handle client relations at the highest level
* Professional telephone manner and the ability to take messages effectively and efficiently
The Red Berry team always review and process job applications swiftly as possible. However due to the high volume of CVs that we receive online, we regrettably are not always able to respond to every applicant individually. If you've not heard from us within 7 working days, unfortunately on this occasion your application has not been successful

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