Legal Administration Assistant

Location
Maidstone, Kent
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
30 Apr 2019
Closes
28 May 2019
Ref
Req/519156
Contact
Charli Courtney
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Legal Administration Assistant
Job Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Maidstone
Salary: £Competitive

Are you looking for an administration role within a Legal environment?

Search Consultancy is currently working on behalf of a vibrant and innovative law firm based within Maidstone that is looking for a Legal Administration Assistant, to join their Private Client department. You will be responsible for supporting the Tax & Succession, Trust and Probate teams. The main purpose of this position will be to support the team in day to day service to clients, assist with general administration tasks such as filing, scanning, photocopying, sending and delivery of fax documents etc.

Duties & Responsibilities;

- Supporting the preparation of court bundles
- Archiving client files upon completion
- Manage internal and external telephone queries, taking messages and diverting calls to the correct individuals when required
- Liaise with the Legal Team Assistants and assist with any administrative duties handed out within the team during busy time periods or when absence cover is needed
- Arrange client meetings
- When required cover other Administrators and Legal Team Assistants
- Provide support to the fee earning staff within the department
- Produce and manage Excel spreadsheets when required
- Support in file opening
- Checking and allocating client documentation
- Where appropriate uploading client documentation to the portal
- Processing and managing delivery of all incoming and outgoing courier items


Skills & Experience;

- Previous experience of working within a legal environment is preferable
- Experience in customer service is essential
- Knowledge and experience of working within a professional services environment
- Excellent telephone manner
- Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, research tools and any case management systems used by a law firm
- Good attention to detail
- Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
- Well organised

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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