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Bilingual Legal Secretary (French Speaking)

Job Title: Bilingual Legal Secretary (French Speaking)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Salary: 20000 - 24000
Contact Name: Helen Cairns
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Position: Bilingual Legal Secretary

Location: Bury St Edmunds

Salary: 19K – 22K

Ref:  LSAAK0029



Our client is top class legal firm with strong values providing exceptional service with high-quality advice and practical solutions.

The Role:

This role is to provide secretarial and administrative support to the French legal team.  This will include preparation of document and dictation in both English and French.



General Responsibilities:

  • To provide excellent secretarial support to the fee-earners, to ensure clients experience exceptional service
  • To carry out any typing as required by the fee-earners in conjunction with his/her normal duties.  Ensure that all letters and communications are completed accurately and on time.  Assist fee-earners with post and communications as requested
  • To carry out any photocopying and deal with any faxes and emails required by the fee-earners
  • Support the fee earners by providing an excellent Client Service within a timely manner, advising him/her on status of outstanding work and readjusting priorities accordingly
  • To maintain each client file in a proper manner in accordance with the requirements of the firm’s ISO standard and the Law Society.  The secretary will be required to record and assist in the opening and closing of all files including the preparation of forms and paperwork necessary for the conduct of client files
  • Maintain the filing system for the fee earners and keep all necessary records for the conduct of the matters and files in accordance with the legal team’s audit team benchmarks
  • To arrange appointments for the fee earners using Outlook. To liaise with the client on behalf of the fee-earners either directly or by telephone and deal with any queries relevant to the client, and this may involve taking instructions from the client on behalf of the fee-earners.  To maintain an efficient diary system for the fee-earners using Outlook. To carry out the normal day to day secretarial duties as directed by the fee-earners
  • To assist the fee-earners in the maintenance of the Client Account and liaise with the Accounts Department.  This includes preparing any documents for cheques and banking and for the conduct of the client account.  To assist the fee-earners in managing the Client Ledger Account including the clearing and closing of accounts, and completing all internal paperwork as required by the fee-earners or Accounts Department
  • To promote the firm with all external clients
  • To carry out any reasonable duties as may be directed by the Partners or the management of the firm



Skills and Experience:

●Fluent spoken and written French and English is essential

●Exceptional organisational skills, including planning and priortising