Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary Vacancy

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join our growing business, based in Huddersfield.

Your Role:
The prime role of a Legal Secretary is to provide secretarial support to the care and public team lawyers. To exercise high standards of client care at all times in a professional and pleasant manner. To ensure confidentiality and security of all the firm’s and client documentation and information. To maintain clear and precise communication with other personnel within the firm.
To ensure good working relationships with external institutions and organisations. To undertake any reasonable task as requested.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Typing documents including court documents and applications, emails and file notes, etc for the fee earner’s
• Preparing legal aid applications on CCMS
• Opening files on the case management system
• Answering calls and assisting clients with enquiries
• Liaising with clients/professionals to arrange appointments/meetings, etc.
• Dealing with incoming emails/post and corresponding as appropriate
• Digital dictation (BigHand)
• Ensuring the case management database is continually kept updated.
• Ensuring files are fully time recorded for billing
• Preparing Court bundles.
• Assisting other fee earners within the team
• Ensuring the experts’ register is updated
• Providing cover for other secretaries in their absence
• Assisting fee earners with billing and closing files, as well as invoices

Person specification - key skills/qualifications required:
• Previous experience of working within a Care and Public department at a firm of solicitors, or other similar experience.
• Good telephone manner
• Good typing skills and use of digital dictation
• Highly motivated
• Highly organised
• Willingness to take on new tasks
• Proactive and using initiative
• Efficient
• Able to prioritise workloads of different fee earners.

Our offer
• Competitive salary
• Work life balance
• Hybrid working available.
• 25 days holiday plus statutory, plus extra days for long service.
• An extra day’s holiday for your birthday
• 2 x ½ days off for Life Admin Days
• Health Scheme
• 2 x Non -Contractual Bonuses per year
• Pension
• Christmas party get togethers.

Equal Opportunity
An equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Depending on experience

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