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Legal Secretary/Receptionist

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Bracknell
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference J1038791
This vacancy has now expired.

Based in their Bracknell offices, our client are an established Solicitors and they are currently seeking an experience Legal Secretary to join their friendly team. The role will consist of predominately Legal Secretary work, so your typing skills must be to an Advanced level, and there will also consist of Reception work on a rota'd basis.

Key responsibilities:
* Secretarial support for Solicitors and Fee Earners.
* Accurate digital 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 dispatch.
* Dealing with telephone enquiries.
* Reception of clients.
* To collect mail from DX and deliver to collection point.
* To deal with all incoming/outgoing mail.
* 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.
* Performing all tasks and duties as are reasonably required from time to time by the Departmental Manager, Partners and Solicitors and at all times to be accountable to the Departmental Manager.
* Observe and perform the guidelines and procedures contained in the Office and Department Manuals.
* Generally, to use best endeavours to promote the interests and welfare of the firm and its clients.

Key skills:
* Recognised qualifications in word processing and secretarial skills commensurate with position.
* Computer skills to include Case Management Software and Microsoft Office and any subsequent software systems introduced, after appropriate training.
* File management skills.
* Ability to prioritise work and function effectively under pressure.
* Ability to work to set deadlines.
* Ability to work as part of a team.
* 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 that they identify. If you do not hear from us within 5 working days from your registration, please accept our apologies but we are unable to help you on this occasion.

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).