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Legal Secretary

Posted 6 March by SF Group Easy Apply Ended

This is an exciting opportunity to join and market leading law firm based in the Centre of Leeds. Due the growth of the team, SF Group are seeking an experienced Property or Real Estate Legal Secretary who is a fully competent user of Microsoft Word and comfortable with track changes to legal documents.

Key responsibilities/duties:

  • Provide an effective and efficient typing support via a digital dictation system using a variety of software packages such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel etc.
  • Produce bills and other relevant financial information and reports on an appropriate basis e.g. monthly
  • Dealing with day to day client enquiries in the absence of or on behalf of lawyers
  • Effective diary management, to include arranging meetings, conferences/seminars and other related appointments
  • Booking meeting rooms and providing refreshments, arranging travel and accommodation
  • Deal with all incoming correspondence, taking care that during the absence of lawyers anything of an urgent nature is seen immediately by another lawyer in the team/Unit
  • Provide typing support to other secretaries/Units where circumstances allow

Skills, qualifications and experience required:

  • Excellent IT skills, in particular experience of using digital dictation and Microsoft Office (in particular proven skills in document management in Word and also Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint experience etc.)
  • The ability to plan ahead, to problem solve and to have the confidence and ability to work on one’s own initiative where necessary
  • An ability to work in a demanding environment, adhering to strict deadlines
  • Fast, accurate touch-typing speed (at least 70wpm)
  • Previous legal experience, in particular a proven working knowledge of documents, processes and terminology within Commercial Property/Real Estate
  • Ability to manage expectations of lawyers and colleagues and checks understanding of instructions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to adjust style as appropriate
  • Experience of working within a team environment and of supporting others

Reference: 34613733

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