Litigation Legal Secretary

Ashville Knight
Portsmouth, UK
Closing date
5 Nov 2020

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Litigation Legal Secretary

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Circa £20,000

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Legal Secretary / PA to join Litigation and Family department of a well-established and reputable firm in Hampshire.

You will be assisting the fee earner mainly dealing with Personal Injury matters which may include:
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Accidents at Work
  • Claims Against Hairdressers
  • Cycling Accidents
  • Holiday Claims
  • Product Liability
  • Slips & Trips
  • Sports Injuries
  • Other Services
  • Making a Claim

You will also be required to help out the general litigation department which may include:
  • Professional Negligence
  • Inheritance, Wills & Probate
  • Property Litigation
  • Contract Issues
  • Debt Recovery
  • All Family matters

The role will be supporting the team which will involve:
  • Electronic diary management, booking rooms and arranging meetings
  • Using digital transcription system to create letters, emails and documents
  • Using a case management system for client files
  • Scanning in and time recording of incoming post and emails
  • Maintaining orderly files - keeping filing up to date
  • Prepare Court/Counsel bundles as required and deal with the high courts
  • Photocopying of documents
  • Handling incoming telephone calls in an efficient and courteous manner, dealing with queries where possible and passing on in a timely manner
  • Billing responsibilities

The successful candidate will:
  • Have previous legal secretarial experience within Litigation essential.
  • IT literate and experience audio typing.
  • Experience in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience using case management systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Possessing a good telephone manner, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must work well as part of a team and possess a pro-active team work approach.

The candidate will also be self-motivated, flexible and able to demonstrate a high level of organisational skills.
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