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Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary - Nottingham - £20k to £22k

The department
The Litigation & Dispute Resolution group has a long-standing experience of working with some of the most successful and influential businesses in the UK and also internationally. Our specialist teams combine expertise with a sound understanding of the commercial landscape to provide exceptional solutions for every aspect of our clients' corporate requirements.

The dispute resolution, professional negligence and contentious probate team deals with all types of commercial disputes. This particularly incorporates complex and high value commercial and contractual litigation, as well as corporate disputes, partnership disputes, transactional claims, injunctive proceedings and professional negligence claims.

The team also specialises in contentious trusts and probate which includes disputes over wills, financial provision claims, disputes with executors, disputes regarding powers of attorney and contested Court of Protection applications. We pride ourselves on our technical expertise and resources to deliver the best possible solutions for our clients, ranging from large household names and multi-million pound turnover companies to small owner managed businesses.

Responsibilities

The role:

You will work as part of a team to provide secretarial support to help our legal teams deliver great service to our clients, this will include the following:

Your key duties will be:

providing timely and effective support to requests for assistance from members of the team
the accurate production of Court forms and some documents; amendments to correspondence and documents, whether by tracked changes or otherwise
attending to clients in person and on the phone taking messages and assisting, where appropriate
using a case management system to process and progress files
opening and distributing the post
managing file opening, closure and archiving
producing bills and other financial administration
managing diaries for the team, planning and organising meetings and making travel arrangements
organising and maintaining departmental filing systems and document storage

some limited production of documentation via digital dictation and copy typing

photocopying, scanning, faxing, printing, filing and other general administrative tasks

Skills and experience you will have:

solid previous secretarial experience gained ideally in litigation work

a minimum grade C pass at GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics
confidence with IT systems to include Microsoft Word, Excel and ideally Powerpoint

fast and accurate keyboard skills

Key competencies you will need:

the ability to work well in a team and develop good working relationships with colleagues and others

confident interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise openly and clearly with colleagues and clients

to be able to produce a high standard of work, often to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy and good attention to detail

the ability to prioritise well and be able to cope with changing demands

to be able to demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, initiative and self confidence

About you- you will be:

highly enthusiastic and willing to go the extra mile
respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and 'can do' attitude

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.
Job Summary
  • Company:
  • Location:
    Nottingham, MID NG12AP
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
    Permanent
  • Industry:
    Legal Services
  • Job Category:
    Legal
  • Occupations:
    Paralegal & Legal Secretary
  • Education Level:
    'A' Level/Higher or Equivalent
  • Career Level:
    None of these
  • Reference Id:
    Req/433797_1497888850
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About Search Consultancy

Established in 1987, Search Consultancy has grown to become one of the UK's largest total recruitment solutions companies. With offices in 13 locations across the country, we place people at all levels across 19 commercial/industry sectors.

Since first opening our doors, we've built up an enviable reputation amongst clients and candidates for providing a high quality recruitment service. Equal emphasis is placed on both the employer and employee, which is unusual in an industry that is generally client-orientated. By focusing on the needs and aspirations of our candidates, and understanding their strengths and weaknesses, we are able to match them with the right vacancies. For our clients, it is this process that delivers the best people for their organisation.

Search handles the recruitment process for some of the UK's top businesses and is the sole recruitment supplier for many major blue chip companies.

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