Job: Legal Assistant – Hybrid

QED
Published
17th May 2024
Location
Durham, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Type of Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
Salary
£23000 - £27000 per annum
Work Hours
Full-time
Reference No:
BH-45354
Start Date
2024-05-16
Area of Law
  • Commercial Property
Contact Email
amy.spark@qedlegal.com
Contact
Amy Spark
Contact Phone
07891 898858
Region
North East

Description

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a skilled and experienced legal assistant to join a prestigious law firm in the heart of Durham.

The successful candidate will provide comprehensive administrative support to solicitors and legal professionals, contributing to the efficient operation of the firm.

A day in the office will look like:
 

  • Provide administrative support to solicitors and legal staff, including managing diaries, scheduling meetings, and coordinating appointments.
  • Prepare and format legal documents, including letters, contracts, court forms, and briefs, using word processing software and following UK legal formatting standards.
  • Organise and maintain physical and electronic filing systems, ensuring all documents are accurately labeled, filed, and readily accessible.
  • Proofread and edit legal documents for accuracy, consistency, and adherence to legal requirements and firm standards.
  • Assist with document production and preparation for court filings, hearings, and meetings, ensuring deadlines are met and documents are properly filed and served.
  • Answer phones, screen calls, and take messages for solicitors and legal staff, handling inquiries professionally and efficiently.
  • Coordinate with clients and other parties involved in legal matters to schedule appointments, meetings, and conferences.
  • Assist with billing and invoicing tasks, including recording time entries, preparing invoices, and following up on outstanding payments.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and adhere to data protection regulations and professional standards in handling client matters.

Desired candidate:
 

  • Previous experience working as a legal secretary is required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and legal software
  • Excellent typing and word processing skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage competing deadlines effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate professionally with clients, colleagues, and external parties.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaborate effectively as part of a team.
  • Discretion and integrity in handling confidential information and maintaining client confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced legal environment.
  • Legal secretarial qualifications or relevant certifications are desirable but not essential.

This is a perfect opportunity for a proactive individual who would like to progress within a busy team.

The firm have a great benefits package to offer including hybrid working, additional holidays purchase, generous salary, healthcare cash back plan, bonus scheme, free on site parking and so much more.

To hear more about this fantastic opportunity please contact Amy Spark from QED Legal or click ‘apply’ below.

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