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About the job
Job title: Legal Secretary Private Client
Salary: £19,000 £23,000 per annum
Search Consultancy is currently working on behalf of a Legal 500 law firm based within Bristol that are looking to acquire a Legal Secretary, to be grounded within the contentious probate team based within the private client department. This role will predominantly require PA/Secretarial support to fee earners.
Duties & Responsibilities;
Arranging and booking appointments
Preparing witness statements
Liaising with clients/intermediaries
Audio and copy typing
Drafting instructions to counsel
Support other secretaries and support teams when needed
Taking minutes in meetings if required
Production of billing guides and billing report printouts
Opening new files, ensuring files Lexcel compliant
Assisting with money laundering procedures to make sure client ID correctly established
Preparing court documents preparing bundles for court and counsel
Arrange travel and accommodation
Support production of full agenda for meetings
Preparing draft letters to clients
Skills and Experience:
Recent Legal Secretarial experience, with the ability to provide PA style support to a team of fee earners, from trainee solicitor to partner level.
Excellent typing skills are essential.
Previous experience within litigation and familiarity with the Private Client sector would be advantageous.
Able to prioritise a busy work load.
Experience in PowerPoint, Excel, Bighand (dictation/transcription system) & Galaxy (accounting system) although training will be provided.
Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.