Legal Secretary - Private Client

Cambridge | Permanent, full-time
Ref: HP283 (2 months ago)
Legal Secretary – Private Client – Cambridge
Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits

Our client, a top 100 UK law firm, are seeking a secretary to work within their friendly Private Client team. You will provide professional, pro-active, high level secretarial support on a broad range of issues relating to estates and private property, tax planning and family matters to the Partners and wider team across the firm.

You will have a positive approach and interest in the work that the fee earners are undertaking and be someone who can show initiative when responding to queries and who actively tries to seek solutions to problems and supports when clients are demanding the work be delivered. Building a working relationship with fee earners and other members of the team is critical to the success of this role and actively getting involved in working activities within the team.

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Producing and amending documents with speed and accuracy; format, paginate, number and present documents in 'house style' and proofreading all work
  • Preparing papers for meetings and dealing with paperwork following meetings 
  • Processing all forms including new client form, new matter form, money laundering form etc
  • Preparing narratives and bills and keeping billing files up to date
  • Immediately clarifying instructions from fee earners as necessary
  • Responding to internal and external telephone enquiries politely and professionally
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Previous experience of using a digital dictation tool
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent IT skills, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Positive and enthusiastic approach to teamwork
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Self-motivated, ability to use initiative and provide pro-active support to fee-earners
  • Ability to remain calm and work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
Benefits include:
  • Staff Profit Share / Salary sacrifice
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Private Healthcare - BUPA
  • Life Assurance / Permanent Health Insurance
If you like the look of this role apply now.
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