Salary£23000 - £25000 per annum
I am delighted to be supporting an established solicitors in Ipswich, with the recruitment of a Legal Secretary. My client is looking to appoint a highly organised, customer focussed and motivated Secretary to support within their Commercial & Dispute Resolution team.

The successful candidate must be proactive and personable, with the ability to adapt to changing priorities. You will be expected to undertake all administrative duties including audio and copy typing, as well as diary management for the fee earners. Previous secreterial experience is essential, as is the ability to soundly use Microsoft Office applications. Previous experience working within the legal sector is advantageous, especially within litigation.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Hybrid working: 2 days in the office, 3 days from home
£23,000 - £25,000 pa DOE

Key Responsibilities:
  • Audio and copy typing of correspondence and documents, on a day-to-day basis.
  • Telephone/personal contact with clients and other persons as required.
  • Maintenance of fee earner diary on a daily basis.
  • Maintenance and updating of the filing system.
  • Ensuring all outgoing mail is dispatched with appropriate enclosures.
  • Opening and closing of files.
  • Support with billing as instructed by the fee earner and liaising with Finance.
  • To be available to support fee earners on any other administrative tasks, as and when required.
  • Carrying out miscellaneous secretarial duties including photocopying as required.
  • To apply the Firm’s approved procedures and systems in all their respects.
  • To promote and maintain sound relationships with colleagues throughout the Firm.
  • Managing miscellaneous enquiries from potential clients and able to direct them effectively to the appropriate fee earner.
  • Providing Firmwide administrative support in respect of standardised administrative duties, including cover to other teams during periods of leave.
  • To provide cover to Reception as required by the Firm, along with other departmental Secretaries.
  • General litigation tasks as directed by the Fee Earners (training given).
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