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Legal Secretary

Staff Partners
Hertford, UK
Closing date
31 Oct 2020

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We are working with a well established legal firm based in the centre of Hertford, whom require a Team Secretary to support their Partner on the employment team.

So if you have exellent secreterial skills along with a confident, professional and friendly manner this could be a positon for you.

  • Paid overtime at single rate or time off in lieu
  • 20 days holiday (increasing by a day a year to a maximum 25) plus public holidays
  • Non-contractual bonus
  • Pension with Royal London at statutory rate
  • Life assurance four times salary after 6 months service
  • Private medical insurance after 6 months service
  • £500 towards gym membership or wellbeing activity each year, after 6 months service

Duties & Responsibilities:

You are appointed to assist the members of the Employment practice area in carrying out their duties and responsibilities. You will be expected to work as a team member within your practice area and the firm.
  • To provide secretarial and administrative support within the Employment Practice Area
  • To maintain the highest level of confidentiality always.
  • To liaise with clients (and third parties) by correspondence, telephone, or attendance. Answer queries and relay necessary information in a professional and confident manner
  • To type a wide range of documents with speed and accuracy and paying attention to detail
  • To draft routine correspondence
  • To assist in the preparation and proof reading of legal documents
  • To assist the other members of the Employment practice area in organising their work effectively
  • To build and maintain client relationships
  • To carry out any reasonable instruction from the HOPA and other members of the team in a quick efficient manner
  • To prepare bills, covering letters and take responsibility for the monitoring and reporting of unpaid bills to fee earners and carry out follow up tasks
  • To monitor client ledgers and liaise with fee earners regarding housekeeping matters, including dealing with accounting issues and file closures
  • To carry out procedural file reviews
  • To maintain the orderly running of client files and update file labels and outlook with key dates as and when necessary
  • To participate in practice area meetings
  • To comply with the Firm's file management and file organisation procedures
  • To comply with the Firm's, SRA and the Law Society's rules about accounting procedures
  • To comply with all office procedures and standards
  • Under the overall guidance of the relevant team member to assist in dealing with clients' matters in an efficient manner
  • To record messages and attendances and to ensure that the relevant team member receives information in an appropriate and timely manner
  • To assist with Seminars if required


Working hours are 9am - 5.15pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm on a Friday, with an unpaid lunchbreak of an hour (36 working hours per week)

We look forward to your application!
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