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Legal Secretary/ Administrator

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17 May 2021

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Are you known for your exceptional organisational skills, with the ability to keep on top of a number of tasks? Are you an experienced legal secretary recently having worked in family law?

We're looking for a self-starter with a "can do" attitude, fantastic work ethic with extensive experience of family law secretarial work. You will play a vital role in providing support to our directors. You will liaise on a daily basis with the directors and your colleagues, to ensure the smooth day to day running of the office and completing all secretarial and support duties.

This role would suit a motivated individual who has experience as a legal secretary in family law.

If this is you... APPLY NOW!

Our boutique family law firm is based in beautiful countryside offices outside Reading. We're a dynamic, forward-thinking Legal 500 law firm specialising in family law and divorce. We offer our City-level expertise in a countryside setting to local, national and international clients.


You will be part of a busy team, interacting daily with the directors and clients to understand ever-changing needs.

Duties will include but are not exclusive to:
  • Meet and greet clients (you will be the face and voice of the company)
  • Answering the telephone in a professional and friendly manner and liaising with the court, barristers and other solicitors
  • Assisting with managing the day to day running of the office as part of a dynamic but friendly team
  • Organising and maintaining up-to-date systems to ensure effective document management
  • Diary management for the directors
  • Ensuring all work activities are scheduled effectively, including the identification and resolution of potential challenges and clashes
  • Making appointments and co-coordinating internal and external client meetings, conferences with barristers and other professionals
  • Processing and composing professional emails to clients
  • Assist the directors with marketing and compliance campaigns/plans
  • Preparing and typing legal documents
  • Preparing and submitting expense claims
  • Collating and indexing legal documentation and court bundles
  • Filing, taking payments
  • Organising post - incoming and outgoing
  • Upkeep of databases and internal CRM systems to ensure that all contact details are accurate and up to date as well as the bank of precedents
  • Ensuring office processes run smoothly
  • Completing ad hoc duties as required
  • And there's more, if you enjoy driving businesses forwards and helping progress them. -


The successful candidate will have:
  • A positive and pro active 'can-do' approach
  • Sound judgement and decision making/problem solving skills
  • Extensive legal secretarial and support experience in family law
  • The ability to take personal responsibility, and display discretion when dealing with sensitive information
  • The ability to remain calm in pressured situations, maintaining tact and diplomacy
  • The ability to build relationships with directors, colleagues, and external clients/contacts
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (intermediate level in Excel essential) and other commonly used office applications
  • Strong use of CRM systems and the ability to adapt to a new CRM system
  • Fast and accurate typing skills and audio preferable and not essential
  • Amazing attention to detail, this is paramount
  • A high standard of literacy and numeracy
  • An effective and professional telephone manner
  • Client service orientated approach and ability to use knowledge and experience to anticipate needs and respond to requests/queries from clients on own initiative
  • A confident and friendly manner with a sense of humour
  • The ability to work either on own initiative or as part of a team

The right candidate will receive a competitive salary based on experience together with a generous holiday allowance (including Christmas closure), pension, free parking, and other benefits.

If you have the experience and ambition to make a difference please apply now.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note you will need a car to drive to our location, as there is no direct public transport to our offices.
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