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Legal Secretary - Family Department

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Slough
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference J1040579
This vacancy has now expired.

Our client, a law firm based in Slough, is looking for an experienced Family Law Legal Secretary to join them to provide and maintain secretarial support to the family department and ensure client and Fee Earner needs are met.

Duties include
* Secretarial support for Solicitors and Fee Earners
* Accurate audio word processing and copy typing
* Liaising with clients, in person, by telephone and in writing
* Arranging conferences with Counsel liaising where necessary
* Ensuring monies are promptly processed and banked with accompanying authorisation liaising with Accounts Department as necessary
* Assisting in the management of case files and archiving
* Preparation of documents for despatch
* Dealing with telephone enquiries
* Reception of clients
* Management of appointments and diarising key dates
* Liaising with third parties, including Court staff and HM Prison staff, where necessary
* Assisting in the general office management and performance of general duties as required
* Ensuring clients' affairs and the business of the firm are kept confidential
* Observe and perform the guidelines and procedures contained in the Office Manual
* Generally, to use best endeavours to promote the interests and welfare of the firm and its clients


Skills/Experience
* Legal experience in family department
* Computer skills to include Legal Software experience and Microsoft Windows/Word
* File management skills
* Ability to prioritise work and function effectively under pressure
* Ability to work to set deadlines
* Ability to get on with people
* First class telephone manner
* Appropriate client care in accordance with the firm's requirements

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training and skills. If we do not have anything suitable we will not keep your CV for more than 30 days.

Bucks and Berks Recruitment is an equal opportunities employment agency and employment business that is serious about its compliance with legislation. Bucks and Berks is acting as an Employment Agency in relationship to this role (if the vacancy is for a permanent position) or is acting as a Recruitment Business in relationship to this role (if the role is for a temporary position).