Family Legal Secretary

Guildford, Surrey
29 Apr 2019
27 May 2019
Charli Courtney
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Legal Secretary - Family Department
Job Type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Location: Guildford
Salary: £Competitive

Are you an experienced Legal Secretary/Assistant/Administrator/PA? - Are you looking to put your skills and knowledge within Family law to practise in a new role?

Search Consultancy is currently recruiting on behalf of a legal 500 firm, who are urgently looking for an experienced Legal Secretary to be based within the Family department. This role will be located in the firm's Guildford office and it will be a fixed term contract for 12 months.

Duties & Responsibilities;

- Diary management
- Organise and assist all travel arrangements
- Arrange internal and external meetings
- File management
- General administrative tasks; photocopying and scanning of confidential documentation
- Undertake online searches as and when required
- Deliver a complete and timely word processing service for the construction and amendment of documents using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel, Workshare, BigHand and other relevant technology such as Laserforms
- Act as a point of contact for liaison when fee earners are not in the business
- Updating the system with client information when required
- Manage emails, e-post and correspondence (internal and external), including drafting replies to routine correspondence when needed
- Provide cover for other secretaries when required on breaks and absences
- Prepare, organise and index legal documents
- Assist the billing process e.g. ensuring that the bill is sent within agreed time frames and answering simple client queries when required

Skills & Experience;

- Recent legal secretarial experience is essential
- Knowledge and experience in Family law is preferred
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint and Excel
- Secretarial qualifications, either RSA or Pitmans and/or a recognised secretarial diploma is desired
- Advanced formatting skills
- Knowledge of Quantum is desired
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
- Self starter
- Able to prioritise a high volume of work

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

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