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Our client has a permanent, full-time vacancy for a Legal Secretary to be part of their Wills and probate team.

We would like you to have previous legal office experience, along with excellent time management skills and a professional, attentive & empathetic telephone manner.

You must have precise typing skills and an accurate presentation of work. Attention to detail and excellent time management skills are essential for this very busy position. A methodical approach to work, which needs to be completed under strict deadlines, are also vital for this role. Previous experience in a Private Client environment is desirable.

The main duties of this role will include the following -

Provide effective secretarial and administration support to the Trusts & Estates Fee Earners. Undertake administrative matters to adequate standards of accuracy and efficiency under the supervision of the Partners and Fee Earners.

  • General secretarial and reception duties
  • Taking all new business enquiries, recording these & completing the necessary administration to open files
  • Support the team in an administration role with the case management system, filing, photocopying and scanning
  • Process instructions relating to Estate Administration work in accordance with established procedures of both good practice and the firm's quality system.
  • Assist in the personal organisation of the Fee Earner through the operation of a diary management system, booking and making client appointments via Outlook
  • Assist in communication and support of clients through relaying telephone messages both incoming and outgoing and face to face contact
  • Type work as dictated, via Dictamen digital dictation. Producing and amending letters and documents

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application straight away. Should your skills and experience be a match for this role, or any other vacancy we may have, we will normally contact you within 72 hours of receiving your application. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so.

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