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Legal Secretary - Wills & Probate

Legal Secretary - Wills & Probate

Job Title: Legal Secretary - Wills & Probate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Industry:
Salary: £16,000 - £23,000
REF: 897138
Contact Name: Sophie Rice
Job Published: 7 days ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced Wills and Probate Legal Secretary to work within their office, based in Leicester.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-year audio (digital) legal experience and have a confident attitude with a pro-active approach to work.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting three fee earners
  • Typing, digital dictation, writing letters and preparing documents
  • File management
  • Answering and making telephone calls
  • Dealing with accounts procedure e.g. opening and closing matters, billing, payment of cheques, CHAPS, transfers between office and client accounts
  • Dealing with enquiries from clients via email, fax and letter correspondence
  • Diary management and making appointments
  • Delivering and collecting documents/post/DX, copying, scanning and general office support such as transferring calls to other departments and fee earners
  • Archiving of documents

Skills and experience required:

  • Fast and accurate digital audio typing skills
  • Previous experience working in a Legal Secretarial role preferably Wills and Probate
  • Confidence with IT systems to include Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • 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
  • Ability to prioritise well and can cope with changing demands
  • To be able to demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, initiative and self-confidence
  • Interested in providing an excellent 'audio typing' service to the team
  • Highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
  • Respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and 'can do' attitude

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12.45pm - 2.00pm - 5.30pm

Salary and benefits:

  • Circa £20,000