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Legal Secretary, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Full Time
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary: £ Negotiable depending on experience plus competitive benefits package

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Well-established law firm based in Newcastle requires an additional Legal Secretary to join the team.

Well-established law firm based in Newcastle requires an additional Legal Secretary to join the team. You will need at least 2 years experience as a Legal Secretary and will work in a team assisting in various departments including; Employment Law, Commercial Property, Family or Wills/Probate.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Opening files for new clients, closing files,
  • Type dictation as part of a secretarial team, typing letters, telephone notes, file notes, statements etc,
  • Preparing forms for court, preparing indexes and bundles for court,
  • Document management and creation,
  • Handling client telephone calls, enquiries and requests,
  • Create paying in slips and requesting cheques, preparing clients monthly bills from matter listing,
  • Answering the telephone, forwarding calls to fee earners and/or taking messages as appropriate,
  • Dealing with incoming emails and post and replying to correspondence as appropriate,
  • Checking ID, AML searches, Name Searches, Media checks etc.
  • Provide cover for other secretaries’ holidays and absence,
  • Greet visitors to the office including providing refreshments as necessary
  • Arrange lunches for visitors as required,
  • Order stationary,
  • Submitting searches, dealing with requisitions raised by HM Land Registry.

You will need:

  • At least 2 years experience as a Legal Secretary.
  • Experience in Employment Law, Commercial Property, Family or Wills/Probate would be advantageous.
  • Must be able to use ‘Track Changes’ in a Word document.
  • Excellent IT skills – experience of working with case management would be an advantage.
  • Good professional telephone manner.
  • Able to work well as part of a team and used to working in a busy fast-paced office environment.

Our client offers an attractive salary and benefits package. Office hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 5.15pm with 1 hour for lunch (36.25 hours).

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