Legal Secretary: Civil Litigation Department

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Fulltime, Monday to Friday 9-5:15 (Part time hours may be considered)

Salary: DOE

Are you looking for a new position where you are valued?

Our client is a based in central Exeter and has been established for over 100 years. With five departments and over 35 staff the plan continues to grow even further on their current success.

If you feel you are looking for an organisation that values your quality of work, supports your ongoing learning, rspects and trusts you all while working in a proffessional and enjoyable work enviroment then this is the company for you.

Their Civil Litigation Dept department deals with a range of work, including Land and property disputes; Settlement agreements; Breach of contract; Wills and inheritance disputes and Park home matters. If you have experience within any of these areas then it will certainly be advantageous.

You will be reporting directly to one of the partners providing essential secretarial and administritive support. You are someone used to working in a fast paced envroment and to tight deadlines.

Your Responsibilities

Word Processing of correspondence and other documents for clients and third parties.
Undertaking efficient and effective records management, including preparation of documents for clients, courts (bundles, copying, paginating) or other legal purposes.
Handling enquiries from clients and others by telephone, email, correspondence or in person.
Co-ordination of Partner's diary and schedule against key dates and deadlines.
Making client and others' appointments as necessary.
Attending internal/external meetings as required to do so.
Ensuring matters are managed in line with legal and regulatory requirements.

Your Experience and key skills

Previous legal secretarial experience desirable (but not essential) for at least 12 months, in a fast-paced environment.
Be self-motivated, self-organised, resilient and be able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision.
Ability to make effective decisions, through professional judgement and diligence.
Use effective interpersonal skills to work with Solicitors and maintain effective working relationships with other colleagues.
Possess effective planning and prioritisation ability to manage a large workload.
Be structured and systematic in approach to meet deadlines.
Have the ability to be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with a diverse range of people - in writing, by telephone and face to face as required.
Ability to work calmly under pressure, demonstrating dependability and reliability.
Confidence in using required ICT packages and systems - including Word, Excel, PDF and web based portals.

Holidays

25 days per year (pro rata, if part time) plus Bank Holidays (Pro rata)

Additional leave between Christmas and New Year at the discretion of Partners.

Additional benefits

Death in Service and Income Protection available after qualifying period.

Workplace Pension Scheme.

Annual staff bonus paid at the discretion of Partners.

If you dont want to miss out on this fantastic oppurtunity then please apply now or get in touch on (phone number removed) and speak with Jason Harris

Posted 2 weeks ago

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