Legal Secretary required for Litigation Department. Areas of work will include all contentious aspects of the law such as Personal Injury, Contentious Probate and Employment. It will also include some Probate work.
This is a full time role and working hours are 9:00am - 5:15pm.
Applicants should possess the equivalent of GCSE grade A – C in Mathematics and English. Applicants should also be computer literate, possess keyboard skills, have knowledge of Word and Excel and have an ability to type at 50-70 wpm.
The successful candidate must be accurate and they must pay attention to detail.
The basic skills and knowledge required are an ability to carry out digital transcription, a good telephone manner, good communication skills, a willingness to help and learn, a knowledge of office procedures and an ability to maintain confidentiality.
A sample of the duties and responsibilities are an ability to type documentation from digital dictation, maintaining files to the Lexcel standard, ability to complete basic forms including file summary sheets and cost sheets, identifying and recording key dates, attending upon clients both in person and over the telephone, filing, assisting the person to whom you are responsible and working as part of a team.
The successful Applicant will be expected to type, amongst other things, Letters and emails, all types of Court and Tribunal documents, Instructions and Briefs to Counsel. You will be expected to familiarise yourself with Wills and all aspects of Estate matters. You will be obliged to gain knowledge of Grants of Probate, Letters of Administration and Intestacy.
The firm is dedicated to training and development. The successful applicant must be committed to continuous development, training and improvement.
Job Types: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £19,500.00-£23,000.00 per year