Legal Secretary (Family) – Guildford

Location:Guildford
Salary:£22,000 - £27,000
Type:Contract
Sector:Legal

Legal Secretary – Family – Guildford

12-month Maternity Cover

Our professional client based in Guildford are seeking a Legal Secretary to join their busy team within family law on a 12-month maternity cover contract.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Document management/document production
  • Provide a comprehensive and timely word processing service for the creation and amendment of documents using Word, Excel, Workshare, BigHand and other relevant technology, such as PowerPoint and Laserforms
  • Ensuring documents returned to the lawyers accurately reflect the original request before returning work. This will include proof reading the document, checking spelling, grammar, sense, amendments and presentation
  • Prepare, collate and index legal documents
  • Act as the point of contact in Lawyers absence, as required
  • Support the billing process e.g. ensuring that the bill is sent within agreed time and answering simple client queries
  • Undertake online searches, as required
  • Adding client information to the relevant database
  • Updating team procedures and providing detailed handover notes, as required
  • Assist in answering telephone calls promptly at all times
  • Provide cover for other secretaries during breaks, absences and busy periods
  • Proactively seeking work to assist other team members during quieter periods
  • File management
  • Undertake photocopying/scanning of confidential documentation
  • Manage emails and carry out management of e-post and correspondence (internal and external), including drafting replies to routine correspondence when required
  • Organise and support all travel arrangements
  • Diary/Meeting management
  • Keep lawyers diaries up to date in Outlook
  • Arrange internal and external meetings, liaising with reception as required

Skills required:

  • Secretarial qualifications, either RSA or Pitmans and/or a recognised secretarial diploma
  • Proven experience of working as a secretary in a legal environment
  • Knowledge and experience of legal proceedings and documentation
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook 2010
  • Knowledge of Quantum
  • Advanced formatting skills

If you have not been contacted within 5 working days, then unfortunately on this occasion your CV has not been shortlisted.

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