Legal Secretary, Dewsbury

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Location
England, West Yorkshire, Dewsbury
Salary
£15000 - £23000 per annum
Posted
04 Oct 2016
Closes
01 Nov 2016
Ref
CMS024615'2002
Contact
Nat Tolan Smith
Job Title
Legal Secretary
Practice Area
Litigation
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

My client, a growing firm based in the Dewsbury area, is looking for a Legal Secretary to join an established Civil Litigation Team. You will be responsible for the co-ordination and management of all administration tasks.

This role will include;
- Technical Typing - preparation of court applications, witness statements, instruction to counsel etc.
- Responsible for document Creation
- Extensive client liaison - dealing with general queries
- Responding to incoming emails
- Working under pressure to meet tight deadlines
- Speaking to and dealing with Clients, Counsel, Fee Earners, Solicitors offices, Courts and other outside institutions
- Creating bundles
- Billing for management
- Dealing with financial transactions/posting slips

The successful candidate will be expected to have a minimum typing speed of 40 wpm resulting in excellent written communication. Attention to detail is key as well as excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. You are expected to have a proven ability to act on instruction and to meet deadlines. Ideally, previous experience of Civil Litigation is expected, however experience within a Litigation department will also be considered.