Family Law Legal Secretary

Ideal Personnel & Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Harpenden, UK
20 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has a vacancy for a Legal Secretary to provide competent and efficient support to the family department.

The working hours of the role will be Monday to Friday 9am to 5.15pm (36.25 hours per week).This is providing maternity cover, with a prolonged handover.


•Opening/closing/storage and retrieval of files in accordance with procedures;

•Liaising with clients, solicitors and Courts;

•Managing files throughout the transaction;

•Audio typing/copy typing;

•Ensuring all client details are kept up to date;

•Using Case Management Systems, Word, Outlook, Excel, Laserform and other computer packages as appropriate;

•Ensuring key dates are met;

•Diary managements including booking meeting rooms;

•Database Management;

•Liaising with clients, solicitorsface to face or by telephone;

•Emailing, scanning, copying and faxing;

•Completing legal forms;

•Amending documents and formatting;

•Obtaining and checking proof of ID;

•Any other ad-hoc tasks as required.

The appropriate candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

•An understanding of Family law procedures;

•Ability to work independently, as well as in conjunction with the rest of the firm;

•Demonstrates persistence and commitment to completing tasks and objectives;

•Delivers output to the highest standard;

•Excellent telephone manner;

•Multi-task in a busy environment;

•Ability to prioritise;

•Fast typing skills;

•Good knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Word or equivalent including Track Changes

•Confident using Case Management systems ideally OMS;

•Outstanding organisational skills;

•High level of accuracy and attention to detail;

•Excellent communication, ability to converse with a diverse range of people at all levels;

•Understand the importance of confidentiality;

•Able to use initiative;


•Committed to maintaining high standards of client care;

•Steadiness under pressure;

•Reliable and dependable;


•Flexible and adaptable;

•Positive attitude, can-do attitude.

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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