Legal Secretary - Litigation

Posted 4 April by Alexander Lee Recruitment Limited Easy Apply

Are you an experienced Legal Secretary looking for a new challenge?

Alexander Lee Recruitment have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Litigation Legal Secretary to join a busy Kent firm. The firm’s areas of expertise include commercial litigation, company commercial, commercial property, residential property and probate. The firm provides a pragmatic and tailored legal service to a range of clients including high net worth individuals, banks, charities, and businesses of all sizes.

Working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment you will be treated like a real, valued member of the team. You will love every day that you go to work, and be rewarded for the hard work you put in. This is a firm that believes in fair play, camaraderie, and that you should reap the rewards of your work.

This is a great opportunity to maximise your potential which will offer a springboard for career progression as they continue to grow.

Job summary:

The purpose of this role is to provide vital legal secretarial support to the litigation legal team.

Main duties and requirements:

  • Providing secretarial support to the fee earners, including preparing correspondence and documents. Confidently working through your work load using your own initiative.
  • Administering both manual and electronic filing daily.
  • Opening, maintaining and closing files at both Client and Matter level.
  • Closing, storing and retrieving client files.
  • Preparing mail and enclosures for dispatch.
  • Making appointments and arranging meetings; including liaising with reception staff to organise facilities such as rooms and refreshments,and maintaining an up-to-date diary for the partners.
  • Undertaking any specific training when required by the Firm and to have overall responsibility towards self-development.
  • Ensuring the confidentiality of all the Firm's and the Firm's client's information and documentation.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Experience of working in a legal environment along with relevant departmental experience is desirable.
  • Excellent English grammar/spelling; familiarity with legal terminology and numerical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in dealing with a range of clients via telephone and face-to-face.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your workload to the required standard and within the required timescales.

Reference: 34824048

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