• Legal Secretary – Private Client
  • Sevenoaks, Kent
  • 5 days a week, permanent role (4 days may be considered)
  • 09:30 – 17:30 (1 hour lunch)

 

My client is a reputable law firm in Sevenoaks and well ranked in the legal directories. They are looking for a Legal Secretary to join their Private Client team, who are one of the largest Private Client Advisory teams in the East of England. This role will be responsible for supporting a partner and other fee earners with secretarial duties such as:

 

  • Managing diaries of the partner, and other fee earners as required
  • Production of documentation and letters with high speed, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Liaising with clients over the phone and via email, passing clear and concise messages to the relevant people when required
  • Processing expense claims, payment requisition forms and returned advances
  • Maintaining electronic and paper-based filing and photocopying/scanning documents
  • Responsibility for processing documents such as, new client forms, new matter forms, money laundering, training courses, booking forms etc.
  • Preparing of bills and keeping the files up to date

 

The firm are looking for someone that can work well with clients that may be facing a difficult situation regarding wills, probate etc. This role will be pressured at times as it’s a busy department, but the team work well together, and training and support will be offered.

 

About you

  • You will be proficient in Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Accurate typing skills of at least 50wpm (audio & copy typing)
  • Previous experience as a legal secretary in a private client team
  • You must possess a high level of organisational skills with excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • You will be positive and professional, work well under pressure and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Great telephone manner
  • Remain calm under pressure to meet deadlines

 

For further information, please contact Lydia Walker on 07720945185 or lydia@bluepelican.com

I recruit for legal roles across Kent, Surrey & Sussex, so if this opportunity isn’t quite right, please get in touch to discuss other options