Legal Secretary – Conveyancing – Swadlincote

Office

Swadlincote 22 High Street

Hours

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.

Our office based at 22 High Street requires a Legal Secretary in the Conveyancing Department to provide secretarial services.

Duties will include; digital audio typing, telephone attendance, diary maintenance, arranging appointments, client contact, assist with the running of files and provide quotes, able to deal with Land Registry documents and dealing with bills and invoices. Candidates need to be extremely organised, efficient, and be able to organise and assist the team.

Legal secretarial experience in Conveyancing is essential. The position will suit someone who enjoys a busy and challenging role, are personable, professional, and a real team player.

 

Main Responsibilities Include:

  • 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 Services Commission Forms
  • Client File Maintenance Procedures
  • Petty Cash
  • Billing Guides
  • Client Care Procedures
  • Client Confidentiality Policy
  • Cheque Requests

 

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 (recruitment@smithpartnership.co.uk)

No Agencies please.