Legal Secretary-Commercial Litigation

19000.00 - 22000.00 GBP Annual
27 Aug 2019
24 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I am proud to be wprking in partnership with an extremely well respected Sheffield Law firm and through growth my client require a Legal Secretary to work as part of their Litigation Department within the Business Legal Services Division.

Role Summary

The candidate must have a minimum of 2 years' Legal Secretarial experience. Ideally, candidates should have a good background of experience within a busy Litigation environment, however legal secretaries from other disciplines will be considered. Excellent copy, document production and digital audio typing skills at 65 wpm are essential with a good understanding of the need to prioritise when working with both clients and colleagues. Organisational skills are essential when working under pressure to meet deadlines.

Duties will include audio transcription, formatting/amending documents and preparing bundles, filing, photocopying, collating information from various websites, generating monthly bills, liaising with cashiers, diary management and telephone contact with clients.

The candidate will need to be flexible when working for other fee earners within the Business Legal Services Division, willing to learn and able to use their initiative.

Document Production

Uses word processing and document management software to prepare and revise, format and finalise a wide variety of documents, including correspondence, file notes, forms, bundles and various agreements.

Desirable Key Skills and Experiences:

Experience of working as a Legal Secretary in a similar role within a solicitor's practice.
Fast and accurate typing at least 65+ wpm.
Ability to format a variety of documentation
Ability to draft non legal correspondence.
Ability to manage and organise large volumes of documents.
Confident in use of email and other systems in daily work.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of Aim Evolution accounting package.
Knowledge of OMS document management.
Knowledge of BigHand digital dictation.The Team:

The Litigation Department presently consists of three Solicitors who deal with and provide a full range Commercial and Property Litigation services to a variety of businesses.

Key Result Areas:

Providing excellent client service in line with our departmental standards, procedures and guidelines.
Building effective relationships with clients both internally and externally
Ability to proofread, correctly format and question any inconsistencies in materials.
Excellent oral and written communication skillsTo apply for this position, candidates will need to be of smart appearance, demonstrate adaptability/flexibility, and have a confident and helpful telephone manner with good communication and organisational skills. The successful candidate will be professional, hardworking and reliable, with a bright, enthusiastic personality, and have the ability to work effectively as part of a busy team