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Legal Secretary

Job Title: Legal Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Industry:
Salary: 20000 - 21000
REF: wsrs34343
Contact Name: Deirdre Wilcock
Contact Email: deirdre@wsrs.co.uk
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Essential:

  • Previous experience as a PA / Legal Secretary within a Commercial Litigation Department.  Ideally experience of working with cases involving insolvency and property litigation. 
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Ability to take on billing responsibilities and basic credit control.
  • Excellent telephone manner and ability to build a good rapport with clients, Counsel and other contacts.
  • Flexibility for overtime.

Familiar with:

  • Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access).
  • Oyez / Laser Forms.
  • Advanced track change features in Word or other document comparison packages.
  • General Accounts, Solicitor’s Accounts Rules and Money Laundering Procedures.

Key Skills

Previous knowledge and experience of general legal secretarial duties.

  • Responsibility for diary management and liaison with clients and staff as instructed.
  • Ability to draft simple correspondence unsupervised.
  • Knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and court forms.
  • Confidence and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a good rapport with all the members of the team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a good rapport with all clients.
  • Team player able to fit into a friendly but busy team and undertake work for all the members of the team when required.
  • Excellent organisational ability with a friendly but professional attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Confidently produce legal documents and correspondence as provided by Solicitors.
  • Confidently manage accounts and money laundering duties associated with client files.
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of work carried out by Principals.