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Legal Secretary

About the role

A national law firm with an excellent reputation are looking to add a Legal Secretary to their Private Client team in the Newcastle office.

Supporting the partners and fee earners, you will be part of a private client team, providing a wide range of legal services. This role is offered on a permanent basis, working 9.00 – 5.30, 37 hours per week in the Newcastle office with hybrid working available.

About the role:

  • Consulting with partners and fee earners in terms of prioritising workload

  • Managing fee earner diaries and being aware of their commitments, including organizing client meetings

  • Prepare and draft documents as prepared by fee earners.

  • Prepare incoming and outgoing correspondence.

  • Speak with clients on the phone, help where possible and update fee earners.

  • Open and close files, scan, and file documents

  • Produce and assist with completion of monthly bills.

About you:

  • Competent in all Microsoft packages and experienced in document management systems.

  • Collaborator who will communicate effectively with other secretaries, to ensure tasks are completed in line with timescales.

  • Excellent at document preparation, including house style, schedule levels, stripping out and re-formatting documents.

  • Good with dictation, and a fast and accurate typist

  • Initiative-taker and able to prioritise workload.

  • Pleasant and efficient telephone manner

  • Previous experience working within a legal setting.

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive holiday allowance

  • Private medical insurance

  • Company social events

  • Travel to work schemes.

If you are interested, click “apply now” and one of the team will be in touch.

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