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Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary - Commercial Property

LR Legal Recruitment
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary - Commercial Property

£25k - £26k dep on experience


Our client is a full-service law firm operating from 5 offices, retaining a strong regional presence across Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London. They have over 100 employees including 17 partners with significant growth over the last decade.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident commercial property paralegal who is happy to provide some secretarial support to join their busy commercial property team. As a firm they offer great flexibility to work from home part of the week.

The Role

You will provide comprehensive assistance to the fee earners in the Commercial Property department to support them in providing the highest possible quality of service to their clients.

Duties include:
  • Accurate and timely work on client files as allocated by the fee earner
  • Time recording - accurate completion of daily log
  • Take initial enquiries on the telephone
  • Prepare risk assessments, administer conflict of interest searches and anti-money laundering requirements on cases in order to understand what needs to be addressed on a risk assessment and why
  • Opening client files accurately on the compute to include key dates, estimates, credit limits and costs to comply with LawNet and Panel requirements
  • Liaise directly with clients, agents etc. proactively, as appropriate
  • To use precedents when necessary and to assist in document preparation
  • To undertake secretarial and personal assistant duties and to conduct all own administration such as typing, photocopying, preparing reports, dealing with invoices, diary management for self and fee earners
  • To make pre-exchange and completion searches, preparing SDLT forms and submitting applications, preparing completion statements and completion and post completion work
  • To liaise with Land Registry on applications

Who are you?
  • Previous experience of supporting a commercial property department
  • A passion to contribute and develop in this area of work is essential
  • Must be confident in abilities to deal with clients, agents, banks etc
  • Good typing skills
  • Outstanding organisational skills are essential
  • Must be able to demonstrate good file management and accurate document filing
  • Commercial awareness in terms of understanding recovery of chargeable hours, how to charge appropriately
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Team player who engages effectively with people at every level

The firm are offering a great salary plus a solid benefits package.
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (+ 3 discretionary days over Christmas)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private health - fee earners only
  • Voucher Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Individual bonus scheme
  • Training & Development

For more information about this Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary role please contacts Alison Banks at LR Legal Recruitment or to apply please do so within.

LR Legal is a specialist legal recruitment agency with a reputation based on trust and integrity. We will always ask your permission before sending your CV to any of our Clients.

*Please note our advertisements use PQE and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. Please be aware that due to the volume of applications that we receive if you have not heard from us within 48 hours your application has been unsuccessful.
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