Legal Secretary in Private Client (12 month contract)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£35,000 - 12month contract
28 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Job Title
Legal Secretary
Contract Type
Full Time

A premiere City law firm are actively seeking an experienced Legal PA to support the Private Client Department on a 12 months FTC.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a dynamic team and undertake a myriad of duties.  The ideal Legal PA will have previous law firm experience or professional services and have relevant Private Client experience.

Duties will be varied and will differ according to the needs of the allocation of Fee Earners but will include the following:

  • Take internal and external telephone queries, responding as appropriate and/or ensuring that all messages are passed on in a timely manner.
  • Monitor post and/or e-mails and dealing with as appropriate and ensure that all client related correspondence is passed on to an appropriate fee earner and actioned as necessary.
  • Liaise with business support departments on behalf of lawyers as required.
  • Liaise with the department’s Team Leader over any planned absences, arranging cover as necessary and communicating this to the relevant fee earners.
  • Become an active part in the care of clients and be wholly familiar with contacts/clients.
  • Enter, maintain and update client details and relevant information on the firm’s contacts system.
  • Deal with basic client queries and general administration.
  • Arrange client meetings, manage diaries, ensuring they are up to date.
  • Arrange meetings, book conference rooms, refreshments, check rooms prior to meetings etc. and liaise with other attendees, both internal and external.
  • Arrange for travel bookings and related details to be made .
  • Arrange photocopying, printing, organising couriers, sending out of letters, faxes etc.
  • Arrange for files to be opened and closed, supervise general filing requirements and record keeping.
  • Use effective systems to ensure that both short and long term tasks are completed within required timescales.
  • Support lawyers in marketing activities including involvement in preparation of pitches and presentations

If you feel that you are able to undertake the variety of duties required and are able to keep a calm, composed and professional stance whilst supporting Senior Fee Earners then please do apply now for immediate consideration!

To apply, please click on the button and send your Cover Note/CV with your contact details to Kelly Whelan.

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