Legal Secretary

  • Permanent
  • Manchester
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Salary: £17k - £18k + benefits
  • Ref:
    SSLS2779

Don’t want to work in the City Centre but love the hustle and bustle of being a legal secretary? Then this role might be just the ticket.

Our client is based on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre, local to Stretford and is looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to join their small team.  You would be working directly for one fee earner (who deals with mostly personal injury matters) although there may also be a requirement to help out other members of staff as and when needed.

Main duties to include:

  • Typing as and when required  (digital dictation)
  • Answering and dealing with calls where able as well as taking and passing on messages
  • Meeting/greeting clients
  • Opening and closing of files and keeping a record of the same (including scanning into electronic software)
  • Keep on top of the archiving of all old documentation including bills, bank transfers etc
  • Daily filing/photocopying tasks
  • Prepare all mail for posting including ensuring correct postage is on each and take to the post office
  • Provide support to other fee earners as and when required
  • Take archive boxes to off-site storage, pull out boxes over 6 years old that can be destroyed (keep a note) and check through the same pulling out ALL wills files that need to be brought back to the office to be stored separately
  • Undertake any specific training when required to do so

We are looking for:

  • Experience within a law firm is essential, however, not necessarily as a legal secretary, just need to be familiar with legal terminology
  • Fairly quick typing speed (around 60 wpm or over)
  • Ability to think on feet and show initiative
  • Happy to deal with clients on the phone and face to face
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Good attention to detail
  • Personable, friendly and professional
  • Someone who would prefer not to work in the City

In return you can expect:

  • circa £18k
  • 9-5 Monday to Friday
  • 20 days + Bank Holidays, statutory pension
  • Free parking

If you are interested in this position please contact Sharon Seville on 0161 359 3111 or email a copy of your CV and current salary, quoting reference number: SSLS2779 and where you saw the job advertised.

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Tagged as: £16000, £17000, £18000