Private Client Legal Secretary – A private client legal secretary is required, on a maternity cover contract, for a private practice in Ashford. The private client legal secretary will support a private client fee earner dealing with private client and family files. This opportunity may suit a less experienced or trainee legal secretary with CILEx Legal Secretarial Diploma or an experienced legal secretary.
Good grammar and spelling, touch typing (50 wpm) and IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel).
·Providing full secretarial support to the departmental fee earners, including arranging appointments, dealing with client queries in person and by phone, together with preparation of correspondence and documents by audio typing via the digital dictation system;
·Filing, photocopying and opening/closing client files in a timely manner;
·Regular consideration of client files and liaising with partner and fee earners on any action required;
·Maintaining and coordinating diaries and diary notes and reporting on these as necessary.
·Working as a member of the secretarial team; answering incoming calls, greeting visitors to Reception on occasion, collection/delivery of daily incoming/outgoing post and DX, and any other general office administrative duties as required.
Salary dependent upon experience.