Experienced Private Client Legal Secretary

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16380.00 - 18000.00 GBP Annual + Dependent on Experience
26 Jul 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Experienced Private Client Legal Secretary

Salary dependent on experience up GBP16,380- GBP18,000


Full time

Location : Huddersfield

Ridley & Hall are a Legal 500 firm of solicitors, based in Yorkshire, with a national profile, having offices in both Huddersfield and Leeds. Passionate about making a difference to peoples' lives by being innovative and forward thinking. Caring about helping their clients to solve their legal problems. Avoiding complicated legal jargon and clear about the cost involved of any advice that is given.

The Directors are innovative and forward thinking, recently investing in technology, marketing and resources which have resulted in a 20% growth of the business during the last twelve months.

Winning awards for many years, most recently in 2017 our senior partner Nigel Priestley won Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year we have also been shortlisted for Partner of the Year and Rising Star in 2017. In 2018 we were shortlisted for STEP Private Client Awards: Private Client Team of the Year and Yorkshire Legal Awards: Residential Property, Private Client, and Family Law. We are proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer in 2018

The Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a private client secretary in a busy department where the suitable candidate will support the Head of Private Client and solicitors with regards to their work. The team have been shortlisted for many awards in recent years and continue to grow.

Your responsibilities will include:

* Diary management and file preparation

* Digital dictation

* Case Management use - SolCase

* Handling client telephone calls, enquiries and requests as appropriate

* Dealing with incoming emails and post and often corresponding as appropriate

The Person

* Experience of working for a private client fee earner

* Organised and efficient

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Working to tight deadlines

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Methodical and able to prioritise own workload

* Ability to be discrete and maintain high levels of confidentiality

* Strong IT including good typing skills

* Ability to work as part of a team

* Experience of working with SolCase or a similar case management system would be an advantage

Send a letter of application and a copy of your CV for the attention of Tracey Armitage Operations Manager Ridley & Hall Solicitors Queens House 35 Market Street Huddersfield HD1 2HL

Closing date: 16th August 2019 AGENCY APPLICATIONS NOT REQUIRED