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Conveyancing Secretary (9 month Maternity Cover) – Chichester, West Sussex

Are you an experienced Conveyancing Secretary or with a strong background in UK law firms and a good understanding of the Conveyancing process from initial instruction through to completion ?

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 the team in their thriving Residential Property department in Chichester on a maternity cover basis of 9 months which may be extended,  to start in October and on a full time basis (9am – 5.15pm) Monday to Friday.

Previous experience in Residential/ Conveyancing departments is required. Responsibilities will include providing high level secretarial and administrative support to the fee earners involved with Conveyancing cases and working under pressure to meet deadlines.

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

Undertaking online searches

Diary management (including arranging meetings and making travel arrangements when necessary)

Use of Microsoft packages including Outlook, Excel and Word as well as the Case Management system

Dealing with file opening/closing and archiving

Client communication by phone and email

Dealing with expense claims and recording billing

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.