Legal Secretary

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Category
    Legal - Legal Secretary
  • Contract Type
    Contractor
  • Salary
    £24,000.00/Year
  • OrganizationType
    Office

JOB TITLE: Legal Secretary (Fixed Term Contract 14 months)


LOCATION: Exeter


SALARY: up to £24,000


HOURS: Monday to Friday 9am - 5:15pm, flexibility with the hours for the right candidate


BENEFITS: This company have a fantastic benefit package - 25 days holiday with the option to buy/sell holiday, a weekly lifestyle hour for you to use as you choose, 'family hours' to allow work flexibility around family commitments, pension scheme.


THE COMPANY: This highly reputable, market leading law firm have grown from their high street origin to a national player working with leading brands across a range of sectors. Despite this national presence and impressive organic growth, this company have maintained a uniquely supportive and friendly work culture and describe themselves as 'refreshingly human'


THE ROLE: The purpose of this role is to provide high quality administrative and other support services within the Property Litigation team. Property Litigation provide litigation for high profile national companies, charities, and private individuals, focusing on all aspects of contentious property matters, including (but not limited to) landlord and tenant issues, adverse possession, easements and title disputes, development disputes and general property issues.


In this role you would play a key role in the wider team to provide Lawyers with quality administrative and support services to enable the efficient delivery of the team operational strategy. This is an exciting and rapidly growing area of the firm and you can expect lots of opportunity to develop your skill set and to be involved in some interesting and challenging work. This is a great opportunity for someone with excellent admin skills who is looking to progress their career.



  • Diary management: organise travel, meetings and ensure events are fully supported within the Group.

  • Manage and take calls on behalf of Lawyers.

  • Assist Lawyers with managing monthly billing procedures, cash collection, expenses and credit control processes.

  • Deal with file opening and accompanying maintenance procedures: production of terms of business letters, confirmation of instruction letters, ID checks etc.

  • Deal with all file management tasks to ensure full compliance with Foot Anstey practices and procedures to include: Lexcel, Code of Conduct, and anti-Money Laundering.

  • Assist with administrative tasks relating to business development including: client research, building marketing lists, co-ordinating external invitations to business development activities, preparing resources to take to client meetings and tracking team business development activity.



THE PERSON:


This company is looking for a person with a positive and practical approach. The ideal person will need excellent IT skills across the MS suite of programmes along with a willingness to learn new computer packages. Good attention to detail, the ability to interact with clients up to the delegated level of authority, building positive relationships and establishing yourself as a key member of the team.



  • Ability to support fee earners through proactive interaction and understanding of their support needs

  • Confident prioritisation skills to complete assigned tasks as required

  • Ability to work independently and within a team both with Support Unit members and the wider team, contributing effectively in team meetings

  • Ability to understand and interpret complex tasks

  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Excellent organisational skills to enable proactive working

  • Prepared to undertake training deemed necessary by the Firm to meet the needs of the business and be flexible in approach

  • Ideally experience working within a law firm but alternatively a Law Graduate with some administration experience will also be considered.


NEXT STEPS… If you are interested in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online, send a copy of your CV to Vicky.williams@office-angels.com or contact Vicky on 01392 426200.

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