Legal Secretary - Commercial Litigation - Derby


Norman House, Derby


Full time - 35 hours per week: Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Smith Partnership is a leading law firm in the East Midlands. A forward thinking and progressive company employing over 200 staff throughout 6 offices.

An opportunity has become available at our Norman House Head Office in Derby, for a full time Legal Secretary to work within our Commercial Litigation Department and to also provide remote typing for a Partner based at our Leicester office. 


Key Tasks:

  • Audio and copy typing
  • Handling enquiries from various external bodies
  • Filing/Photocopying
  • Diary maintenance
  • Attendances on telephone
  • Attending clients on telephone and in office when required
  • Taking and passing on messages in absence of the relevant fee earner
  • Arranging service of documents
  • Arranging appointments
  • Dealing with bills, invoices and payments (when required)
  • Briefing Counsel and others in emergency


Experience Required:

  • Previous secretarial experience
  • Previous legal secretarial experience
  • Intermediate use of Word, E-mail and Internet systems
  • Audio Typing


Knowledge Required:


  • Legal Terminology
  • Legal Forms
  • Court Procedures (if appropriate)
  • Knowledge of Legal Aid Forms
  • Client File Maintenance Procedures
  • Petty Cash
  • Billing Guides
  • Client Care Procedures
  • Client Confidentiality Policy
  • Cheque Requests
  • Knowledge of area of Law for Department


Personal Attributes:

  • Good written & telephone skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Willingness to embrace change/flexible & adaptable
  • Client focused
  • Good team player
  • Positive attitude


Qualifications Required:

  • RSA I Typing qualification or equivalent
  • RSA II Typing qualification or equivalent
  • English Language GCSE Grade C or above


This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive East Midlands law firm and to work as part of a challenging and friendly team.

Applications strictly via email enclosing a current CV and covering letter to (

No Agencies please.