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Legal Secretary

Reference:
J35148
Sector:
Office Services & Commercial
Salary:
£16,000 to £22,000 Per Annum
Benefits:
benefits
Town/City:
Bedford
Contract Type:
Permanent
Closing Date:
05/12/2019

For more information about this job please contact:

Name
Tessa Grant

LEGAL SECRETARY

This role will involve:

  • Providing administrative support to one or more solicitors
  • Effectively communicating with witnesses, clients, colleagues and partners
  • Greeting visitors and perform initial screening of clients

Job brief

My client is based in Bedford near the town centre and are a lovely company to work for, whilst also being well established and a company where there is plenty of room for progression for the right candidate.

My client is looking for a specialized Legal Secretary to undertake a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. You will work under the supervision of an attorney and will also provide support in assigned legal cases. The goal is to sustain efficiency of all office procedures and case management so as to guarantee reliability and consistency.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to one or more lawyers
  • Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues and partners
  • Greet visitors and perform initial screening of clients
  • Attend trials and type minutes
  • Write case briefs and synopses of depositions, contracts and testimony
  • Conduct thorough statistical/ documentary research
  • Source and verify important case intelligence
  • Produce and file various legal documents such as appeals, motions or petitions
  • Preserve an updated case record system
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Maintain and update inventories of contact details
  • Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and provide timely reminders

Requirements

  • Proven experience as legal secretary
  • Knowledge of constitution, legal terminology, regulations and court system
  • Knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology
  • Working knowledge of litigation management software systems is a plus
  • Proficiency in English
  • Outstanding time-management and typing skills
  • Ability to multitask and being comfortable dealing with a diverse pool of people
  • Legal Secretary certification or diploma

If all of this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, the apply today – salary varies depending on experience, any further info needed please contact Nicola on nicola.english@oa-uk.co.uk or 01234 347069

 

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