Legal Secretary (Family Law)

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Telford
Salary
17000.00 - 18000.00 GBP Annual + GBP17000 - GBP18000/annum
Posted
17 Jan 2019
Closes
14 Feb 2019
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you an experienced Legal Secretary looking for a new challenge?

Jazz Personnel have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our client, an established, ambitious and forward-thinking legal firm based in Telford.

Responsibilities and Duties:

* Accurately complete solicitors' dictation as efficiently as possible
* Answer incoming telephone calls in a timely manner
* Direct all incoming enquiries to the correct fee earner, ensuring all messages are passed on accurately
* Create and maintain clients' files on the internal case management system
* Set up physical files and follow all file management systems as required
* Complete legal forms as instructed by the solicitors
* Obtain quotes for experts' reports and follow up with instructions as directed
* Instruct Counsel as and when necessary, ensuring briefs are up-to-date and received by Counsel in a timely manner
* Ensure invoices are paid promptly and accurately
* Photocopy and/or scan documentation
* Follow any ad hoc requests as required by the solicitors
* Ensure the confidentiality of the firm's clients and all associated documentation and information

The Ideal Candidate:

* Previous experience in a family law legal secretarial role is preferred but not essential
* Good audio typing skills
* Proficient in using Microsoft Office packages
* Willingness to learn and to efficiently use the internal case management software
* Confident and clear communication skills, both verbal and written
* A professional and effective telephone manner, with strong client care skills
* Good administrative skills with a proactive approach and a consistent attention to detail
* Ability to multi-task and prioritise a busy workload
* A good team player that can also work well independently and without close supervision
* A flexible approach and willingness to help out, with a "can do" attitude

Do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity, apply now