Family Legal Secretary

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
19 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Family Legal Secretary

CV Deadline & Shortlist of Candidates Announced: 10 December 2021

Start Date: ASAP

Reporting to: Head of Department

Hours of Work: Full-time Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm with 1 hour for lunch

Benefits: Workplace Pension Scheme, 25 days holiday (4 of which to be used over Christmas for the offices to close)

Salary Guide: negotiable depending on experience

Hopkins Solicitors LLP is one of the leading North Nottinghamshire firms of solicitors with 90 employees across five offices, 2 in Mansfield, 1 in Sutton in Ashfield, 1 in Nottingham and 1 in Kirkby in Ashfield.

Due to ongoing expansion, we are currently looking to recruit a Full-time Legal Secretary for our Family Department at our Mansfield Town Centre office.

It is desired that the successful candidate will have experience in working in a Family department and have the experience and desire to assist the department. A background in Family work is desired but not essential.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following:

  • Up to 2 years’ experience of working in a Family Law Department
  • a strong desire to learn
  • enthusiastic and ambitious
  • hardworking
  • organised
  • adaptable and accommodating
  • a smart and tidy appearance
  • excellent attention to detail
  • IT competent
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance

The successful Family Law Legal Secretary will undertake duties including but not limited to:

  • Assisting solicitors in the Family department
  • Creating bundles
  • Typing correspondence
  • Diary Management
  • Audio typing & word processing through Digital Dictation
  • Administrative duties
  • Filing
  • Photocopying
  • Assisting other members of the department as required
  • Presentation of correspondence and documents
  • Liaising with Clients and other parties
  • Covering reception during holiday
  • Opening and scanning post

About Hopkins

We are a full-service law firm and the successful candidate will be able to bring experience and ideas and promote and build the department.

The firm is IIP accredited and is one of only 55 companies worldwide to be working with IIP on the pilot for their sixth generation accreditation scheme. It therefore values training.

Hopkins’ culture is one which combines hard work and professionalism with a friendly and supportive working environment. The successful candidate will have strong inter-personal skills, being able to communicate effectively with colleagues and most importantly with the firm’s clients.

We are a local firm of Solicitors, we are not another faceless organisation. We pride ourselves in providing a personal face to face service. We know that building strong relationships with our clients, leads to repeat business so we strive to provide the best customer experience.

We are proud that the quality of our service has been recognised by the Law Society with the prestigious LEXCEL standard. This is only given to solicitors’ firms that meet the highest standards of management and customer care.

Should you wish to be considered for this role, please apply online at and click on the Careers link or by emailing Rebecca Truscott with your CV and covering letter by clicking 'Apply'

Hopkins Solicitors LLP is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.

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