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Legal Secretary

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  • Ref: EB1124

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Legal Secretary to join the highly regarded Litigation team based in their Torquay office. We are seeking a motivated, client focused and friendly individual who ideally has a wide range of experience across the full spectrum of legal expertise, but with a particular emphasis on contentious probate work.

Legal Secretary responsibilities include...

  • You will provide effective administrative and secretarial support to an appointed fee earner, to enable that fee earner to operate at optimum efficiency.
  • You will assist the fee earner with progressing contentious probate matters from instruction through to completion. This will include validity claims in respect of Wills, Inheritance Act claims, construction and rectification of Wills and trusts, trustee/beneficiary disputes and fraud and recovery of trust and estate assets.
  • Also, as a member of the Litigation team, you will provide general administrative and secretarial support to other fee earners in the department, as and when required, either in the absence of a particular secretary or when excessive workloads require additional secretarial support, to enable such fee earners and the department as a whole to operate efficiently.
  • As a Legal Secretary, you will be expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Legal Secretary requirements include...

  • Have previous experience of working within the legal services profession.
  • Have a high standard of general education.
  • Possess excellent client care skills.
  • Have extensive word processing experience, including at least RSA I and II Text & Word Processing (or equivalent).
  • Have general office administration experience, including audio typing/digital dictation.
  • Have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Be an effective communicator, both written and verbal, with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and other professional contacts.
  • Enjoy working in an environment that is highly focused but friendly and supportive.

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Ellie Bacon at Cathedral Appointments for more information or send your CV through.

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