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Legal Secretary

Posted 18 January by Fresh Recruits Ended

Job Title: Legal Secretary
Location: New Milton
Salary: DOE

We have an exciting new opportunity that will ideally suit an experienced Legal Secretary or someone to grow into the role as a succession plan.

Key duties will include:

  • This role is supporting 2 Fee earners
  • Ordering Land Charges searches and Bankruptcy searches.
  • Updating, chasing and making enquiries with other Solicitors, Estate Agents and other third parties
  • Ordering redemption statements from lenders.
  • Dealing with Land Registry registrations.
  • Drafting exchange and completion letters and bills and sending out the Deeds on sale files.
  • Drafting Transfers, Replies to Requisitions and preparing completion statements and dealing with apportionments when required
  • Advising clients as to completion of their matter
  • Arranging release of keys and obtaining access for clients.
  • Preparing appropriate forms for incoming monies and disbursements
  • Liaising with and updating clients and third parties when required
  • Assisting fee earners in dealing with pre-contract enquiries from buyers' solicitors
  • Providing holiday and sickness cover for other support staff within the Company upon request.
  • Billing clients and credit control
  • Preparing contract packages
  • Dealing with and fielding telephone enquiries
  • Opening files and dealing with client care/identity verification
  • General office duties which include photocopying, sending and receiving faxes and processing post
  • Data Protection - Ensuring all documents of a sensitive nature are stored correctly including clients files, ID, Financial Information, correspondence etc.

The Candidate

  • The ideal candidate for this role will possess previous experience of working in a conveyancing department.
  • You will be comfortable liaising with fee earners, colleagues and clients whilst communicating concisely both verbally and in writing.
  • You should be able to take instructions and deal with clients in a manner which is both professional and empathetic.
  • You will have a positive attitude, able to work to tight deadlines and deal with a high work volume with good attention to detail and strong IT skills.

Ref: 1801-28-8541

It is important that you include a covering letter with your CV, detailing why you feel you are suitable for this position and highlighting all relevant experience.

We receive a high number of applications on a daily basis so we can only respond to successful applications. If you do not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has not been taken forward on this occasion. We may contact you in the future about other suitable positions.

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Reference: 34262700

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