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  • Ref: SD129

Cathedral Appointments are currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary/PA to join a well-established, prestigious firm located in the centre of Exeter. This would be an excellent opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary who is looking for the next step in their career, as progression is on offer.

Legal Secretary/PA responsibilities include...

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Dealing with clients in person and on the telephone;
  • Typing - word processing of documents (to include using the firm’s house style, formatting, track changes, automatic numbering, cross-referencing etc);
  • Filing documents and correspondence both electronically and physically;
  • Preparing precedents of documents;
  • Performing conflicts searches and AML checks using the Firm’s standard procedures;
  • Scanning and coping large documents;
  • Liaising with the cashiers on preparation and payment of bills and other accounts queries;
  • Dealing with any administrative tasks required by immediate fee earners;

Legal Secretary/PA requirements include...

  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to prioritise where necessary;
  • Good IT skills. Knowledge of document management systems and an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office would be beneficial;
  • Accurate and efficient typing skills;
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic;
  • Professional and effective communication skills not only in person but also in writing and on the phone;
  • Strong inter-personal skills when dealing with clients and work colleagues alike; and
  • High attention to detail and the ability to contribute to improving working practices.
  •  Additional Requirements:
  •  Previous experience working within a commercial legal environment desirable (whether In House or Private Practice);
  • Would be expected to work as part of the whole Legal Team and to show initiative, be prepared to take responsibility and be proactive; and
  • In return, our client is offering a competitive starting salary, a corporate gym membership and also the opportunity to progress.
  • If this sounds like the ideal career opportunity for you, please contact Sophia Damshenas today for a confidential chat.
  • Please note, Cathedral Appointments are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to the above position. 

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