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Legal Secretary

Posted 27 April by REED Easy Apply Featured Ended
Salary dependent on experience - Full Time - Permanent

Our client , a well established legal firm within the heart of York city centre are currently looking for an experienced Secretary to join their established and growing patents team. This role will be working within a team of 2.5 secretaries and supporting multiple fee earners. You will be required to provide quality, timely and comprehensive support to the office.

Other duties include the following –
Main Responsibilities:


• Producing correspondence and specifications via copy and audio typing
• Invoicing and billing clients
• Booking meeting rooms, catering, travel and accommodation
• Diary and email management
• Producing presentation slides using PowerPoint
• Creating Word and Excel tables and Adobe Acrobat documents
• Communication with UK and European Patent Offices by phone and letter
• Assisting attorneys to meet their deadlines
• Web searches
• Assisting Office Manager when required with administration duties
• Dealing with sensitive and confidential matters on behalf of the partnership
• Taking incoming calls and greeting visiting clients
• Assisting with the administration of client seminars

Candidate Skills and Experience:

• The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:
• Secretarial experience gained in a legal firm, ideally a patent and trade mark firm
• Must have demonstrable experience of working effectively to deadlines
• Able to prioritise work efficiently
• Excellent attention to detail with high levels of accuracy
• A team player who will willingly assist colleagues
• Have an interest in the subject matter and develop an understanding of the legal processes
• Sound knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint; plus Adobe Acrobat ideally
• Some knowledge of troubleshooting printer problems and advanced Word is desirable
• Have a friendly, warm and lively personality

Education/Qualification
• RSA Stage II typing (or equivalent) with excellent audio typing skills
• Grade C or above for Standard Grade level (or equivalent) English and Mathematics

You will have previous skills within a legal firm and be able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail. Ideally if you have Legal IP or Patent experience this would be a huge benefit and would be able to warrant the higher end of the salary.

The business will offer excellent benefits and working environment including
- 25 days holiday
- Private dental
- Childcare vouchers
- Pension
and many more.

Please apply asap for immediate interviews.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34623370

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