Family Legal Secretary

Location Dronfield
Discipline: Legal
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££20000 - £230000 per annum
Contact name: Adam Perry

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Published: 17 days ago
Legal Secretary - Family Law
Location: Dronfield/Sheffield Salary: up to £23,000 per annum
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Hybrid Working

The successful candidate will have worked in a similar role with the ability to hit the ground running, providing strong secretarial support to the department across a variety of tasks and responsibilities, the candidate must have excellent copy and digital audio typing skills, a good understanding of the need to prioritise when working with both clients and colleagues in a busy working environment. It is essential that candidates have excellent organisational and communication skills to forge close relationships with colleagues and clients.
A highly communicative and supportive individual would suit this role as it is of paramount importance that a thorough understanding of the department's values, approach and genuine care for the clients is effortless and always demonstrated.
Primary responsibilities:

* Prioritise and type legal correspondence and documentation from digitally dictated material.
* Processing of documents from typed and handwritten format and reformatting of documents to conform with firm's house style.
* Answer internal and external telephone calls and take necessary action to deal with the enquiry, take messages, distribute messages, and route calls.
* Attend to clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm's standards for client care.
* Prepare mail and carry out daily filing including general administrative duties including photocopying, emailing, and faxing.
* Dealing with routine client account queries
* Completing bills, working out VAT on bills/disbursements.
* Administer opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the firm's procedures.
* Make and arrange client and business appointments, meetings, conferences, and any other diary management to maintain an up-to-date diary for the fee earner.
* Manage and organise large volumes of documents.
* Communicating with the fee earner, or person whom responsible.
* Working as a team helping and supporting other secretaries in the department.
* Carry out department specific tests.
* Chasing leads, follow up with clients and booking appointments.
* Completing department specific forms.
Desirable skills and experience:

* Attention to detail and a self-starter.
* Experience of working in a solicitors practice in a similar role.
* Fast and accurate typing with a minimum speed of 65 wpm.
* Ability to input information quickly and accurately.
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office
* Knowledge of Big Hand.
If this Legal Secretary role is of interest, please submit your CV through the apply button. For further information, or if you have any questions prior to submitting your CV, please contact Adam Perry at CRA Consulting.

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