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Legal Secretary - Family

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Job Type
22 Sep 2022
Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Secretary to join their Family team on a permanent basis, in their Milton Keynes office. The ideal candidate will be familiar with file management, client contact, dictation and diary management. They set their own standards above and beyond what is expected in the legal profession and believe that excellence is not an exception, but routine in dealing with every client and their individual needs. They are committed to recognising and developing talented individuals to provide a first class client service that sets us apart from the vast majority of other law firms and legal service providers. The ideal candidate will be supporting Solicitors in a busy Family department. The position would suit someone who is approachable, flexible, confident, and accurate and has an eye for detail. Ideally the candidate should be used to dealing with a busy and varied workload with an ability to remain calm under pressure. Key Responsibilities To take initial instructions from clients and open files through the Office Management System. To deal with client cases from initial instruction to completion under supervision. Liaise with client both in office meetings and in telephone discussions. Receiving and issuing correspondence/mail from/to the client and third parties. Checking and working in accordance with task list and diary reminders Time recording all work undertaken. Reporting to and receiving and acting upon instruction from the head of department. Required Skills and Experience: Adherence to Quality and Work Management Systems. Flexibility in support of other members of staff To be able to communicate effectively Ability to work in a team environment, work in a friendly professional environment Presentable with excellent telephone manner Ability to work to deadlines, show flexibility and prioritise workloads in a calm and consistent manner Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available
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