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Job Title:

Legal Secretary - 18143

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Job Salary:

£19,850 pa

Job Type: Permanent

Our Client, a well-established Solicitors based in Canterbury, are looking to employ a Secretary with Legal experience to work as part of the tax and estate planning team. Our client offers a large range of legal services and has been advising both commercial and private clients for a number of years.


Key attributes, qualities and experience required:


  • Educated to O-Level/GCSE or equivalent standard.

  • Previous secretarial experience within a legal environment (essential)

  • ILEX Secretarial qualification or equivalent standard (desirable)

  • Up-to-date knowledge of wills, probate and inheritance tax planning (desirable)

  • Previous secretarial experience within the tax & estate planning environment (desirable)

  • Previous experience of using a case management system (desirable)

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office package

  • Good communication and organisational skills

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent client care skills

  • Ability to be flexible within the office environment


Key responsibilities:


  • To prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing (BigHand) and word processing

  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain up-to-date diary for fee earners

  • To deal whenever possible with routine client enquiries and communications

  • To administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files within the parameters of policy and procedures

  • To prepare mail and enclosures

  • To prepare documents/reports as required by the fee earners

  • To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care

  • To provide support to other secretaries as required

  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s client’s documentation and information.

  • To attend and contribute to departmental meetings

  • To undertake any other reasonable tasks to assist the department, as requested by the practice head

  • Reception cover from time to time




To apply, please email apply@reactrecruitment.co.uk

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