Legal Secretary - Family

Market Rate
27 Sep 2016
25 Oct 2016
Job Title
Legal Secretary
Practice Area
Family / Matrimonial
Contract Type
Full Time

Our law firm clients currently have a full-time vacancy for an experienced Family Secretary in their Exeter office.  The Family Department has a highly regarded childcare team and specialists dealing with a broad range of work including advice on divorce, separation, children, domestic abuse and financial matters arising from relationship breakdown. They are proud of their inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues.

You will be an organised individual with previous family/childcare experience.  You will be confident managing a busy workload in a fast paced environment with the ability to use your own initiative and work well under pressure.  The role also includes the need to support members of the Family Department on a remote basis by means of Winscribe digital dictation. 

The successful candidate will need to be able to:

§ Demonstrate excellent secretarial and typing skills (both audio and copy typing) with good attention to detail

§ Manage a busy workload using own initiative

§ Demonstrate previous experience in the use of digital dictation and case management software

§ Manage fee earners’ diaries

§ Demonstrate good organisation skills

§ Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and spoken

§ Cope well under pressure, with an ability to work flexibly and cope with changing priorities

§ Take a positive and proactive approach to work, anticipating and meeting the needs of the department

§ Be competent in using Word and other Microsoft Products (Outlook and Powerpoint)

§ Previous legal secretarial experience is essential

§ Previous family experience is preferable

This is a full time, permanent position