Legal Secretary

St Austell, Cornwall
09 Aug 2018
16 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Secretary

Dispute Resolution team

St Austell

We are ranked number 33 on the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for 2018 list!

We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary in the Dispute Resolution team of our St Austell office. This is a full time permanent position, working 9.00am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday. (We would be willing to consider a 4 day per week pattern, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday for the right candidate.)

Stephens Scown is a leading law firm offering a wide range of legal services to clients across the South West.  Our values are at the core of everything we do which means everyone works to deliver the highest standard. The firm currently has 300 employees across its offices in Exeter, St Austell and Truro.

The Role:

You will be working as a Legal Secretary supporting the Dispute Resolution team.  You will need to have a flexible approach and the ability to work within a team environment.

With a typing speed of at least 65wpm, you will be required to provide a high quality secretarial and administrative service to the Team.

You must be able to produce a high volume of accurate typing by means of digital dictation and other means, and you will also be responsible for diary management, routine client telephone enquiries as well as general secretarial duties.  You will also be tasked with assisting with the preparation of bundles, typing letters and attendance notes, lodging papers at court, filing, speaking to clients and potential clients in the office and on the telephone and taking notes of meetings and hearings

Are you the right person?

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a focus on exceptional client care. You will have solid legal secretarial experience and be used to working in a busy and highly professional driven environment, including digital dictation, copy typing and filing.

The position would suit someone who is highly organised, motivated, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines while remaining calm under pressure. Excellent all round communication skills, professional telephone manner and attention to detail is essential.  

Previous experience of working in a law firm or with litigation is an advantage.

What we can offer you:

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday per year, life assurance and private medical insurance schemes. Our employees also benefit from our employee share ownership scheme.

If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application by email (quoting your current or last salary) enclosing an up to date CV.

If you do not hear back from us after two weeks please assume on this occasion that unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.

Agencies will be asked to work with us on this role if required. Speculative candidates submitted through agencies we have not instructed will not be considered to be represented by that agency.