Legal Assistant

JOB TITLE: Legal Assistant

LOCATION: Kingsbridge

SALARY: £19,000 - £22,000 PA dependant on experience

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

BENEFITS: Generous holiday allowance 25 days, plus bank holidays.

THE ROLE: Our client, a professional and reputable local law firm are looking for a hardworking and organised Legal Assistant to join their team based in Kingsbridge. You would be joining a well established team who have excellent staff retention and a company who really looks after their staff.

Duties will involve:

  • Open and progress all new clients and matters through SOS Connect ensuring that all client care and risk management procedures are followed

  • Prepare correspondence and documents following fee earner instructions.

  • Administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual.

  • Prepare mail/email and enclosures for dispatch.

  • Scan incoming mail and save to appropriate file in SOS and distribute to fee earner. Scan file for closure at end of matter.

  • To monitor the department diary and synchronise with fee earner's diary and make appointments as necessary.

  • Be responsible for liaising with members of your department in regard to holiday arrangements to ensure that holidays do not overlap and key personnel are not off at the same time.

  • Provide support to other assistants and secretaries as required and provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so.

  • Attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the practice's standards for client care.

  • Take responsibility for ensuring calls to your Department - and other Departments where applicable - are answered promptly, with messages taken accurately and calls returned promptly.

  • Assist in the operation of the file review system to ensure that each month the fee earner reviews the requisite number of files.

  • Maintain and update SOS Connect Contacts with full contact details for important contacts

  • Prepare draft bills through SOS Connect for submission to and authorisation by fee earner.

  • Book travel and hotels for staff and clients when required.

  • Assist in arranging marketing trips and events.

  • Attend marketing events from time to time as appropriate

  • Ensure the confidentiality of all the practice's and clients' documentation and information

THE CANDIDATE: Our client is seeking a candidate who has worked within a conveyancing department in the past or has some experience with property terminology and experience as a Legal Assistant.

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in finding out more please contact Vicky on 01392 426200 or by emailing

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