Legal Secretary – Chichester, West Sussex
Are you an experienced Legal Secretary or Legal PA with a strong background in UK law firms ?
Our client is a leading full service private practice law firm based in West Sussex with a strong reputation for high standards of client care and providing excellent legal advice.
They now require a talented and experienced full-time Legal Secretary to assist an experienced Lawyer in their thriving Litigation/ pi department in Chichester on a permanent full time basis (9am – 5.15pm). Previous experience in Litigation/ Personal Injury departments is preferred.
Responsibilities will include providing high level secretarial and administrative support to the fee earner involved with Litigation cases including Personal Injury and RTA’s and working under pressure.
Duties will include:
Fast and accurate audio and copy typing using digital dictation
Relaying accurate telephone messages from client to fee earner, taking action in fee earners absence if appropriate
Diary management (including arranging meetings and making travel arrangements when necessary)
Use of Microsoft packages including Outlook, Excel and Word as well as Proclaim
Dealing with file opening/closing and archiving
Client communication in person, by phone and email
Dealing with expense claims and recording billing
Preparing Court bundles
General office duties such as filing and photocopying
Key competencies will include excellent IT skills, attention to detail, initiative, strong communication, able to work within a fast-paced environment, calm under pressure and a positive attitude.
This role comes with an excellent market rate salary and benefits package.
All applications will be reviewed within 2 working days and short-listed candidates contacted within that time frame.