Legal Secretary - Dispute Resolution

Location
Redhill, Surrey
Salary
£22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted
10 May 2019
Closes
07 Jun 2019
Ref
Req/521231
Contact
Charli Courtney
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Legal Secretary - Commercial Dispute Resolution
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Guildford
Salary: Up-to £28,000 per annum + benefits dependable on experience

Are you looking for a new opportunity? Do you want to work for a reputable law firm?
Search Consultancy is working on behalf of well established Legal 500 firm based within Guildford looking to recruit for a Legal Secretary to be based within the Dispute Resolution department.

Duties & Responsibilities;

- Client liaison and updating all information to the database when required
- Prepare, collate and index legal documents
- Commence online searches when required
- Be responsible for comprehensive and timely word processing service for the making and amendment of documents using Microsoft Word and Excel, Workshare, BigHand and other relevant technology, including Laserforms and PowerPoint
- Act as point of contact in lawyers absence
- Cover other secretaries during breaks, absences and busy periods
- Support the billing process e.g. warranting that the bill is sent within the agreed time-frames and answer any simple client queries
- Update team procedures and provide handovers when necessary
- Proof read documents and PowerPoint, check grammar, spelling, any amendments made
- Assist answering all telephone calls when required
- Arrange internal and external meetings
- Diary management
- Organise and assist in all travel arrangements
- File management
- General administration tasks; filing, scanning, photocopying of confidential documentation
- Manage emails and carry out management of e-post and correspondence (internal and external), including drafting replies to routine correspondence when necessary

Skills & Experience;

- Recent Legal Secretarial experience is essential
- Knowledge within Dispute Resolution would be advantageous
- Knowledge and experience of legal proceedings and documentation
- Secretarial qualifications, either RSA or Pitmans and/or a recognised secretarial diploma would be desirable
- Team player
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
- Excellent attention to detail
- Able to meet deadline and work well under pressure

 

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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