Job: Legal Secretary – Hybrid

QED
Published
17th May 2024
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Job Type
Type of Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
Salary
£25000 per annum
Work Hours
Full-time
Reference No:
BH-45353
Start Date
2024-05-16
Area of Law
  • Employment Law
Contact Email
amy.spark@qedlegal.com
Contact
Amy Spark
Contact Phone
07891 898858
Region
North West

Description

QED Legal are currently looking for a legal secretary to join a legal 500 leading law firm in heart of the city centre.

As a legal secretary you will be expected to provide first-class support to partners and associates in a busy department, producing seamless accurate work and managing administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities
 

  • Serve as the first contact for clients, handling queries and issues efficiently.
  • Develop knowledge of the Partners' and Associates' legal expertise.
  • Maintain confidentiality with clients and colleagues.
  • Understand the firm’s strategy and align work with it.
  • Coordinate billing, credit control, and accounting for clients.
  • Manage diaries, schedule meetings, and prepare necessary materials.
  • Assist with marketing activities and event preparation.
  • Prepare client correspondence and documents.
  • Answer calls professionally, handling queries or taking accurate messages.
  • Support other Legal Practice Groups when necessary.
  • Develop role-specific skills and undertake relevant training.
  • Assist secretarial colleagues across offices as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Candidate Profile:
 

  • Experienced in high-level secretarial work with a solid understanding of law firm operations.
  • Professional with excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Proactive, able to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Team player with a flexible and cooperative attitude.   

Experience:

Minimum two years of legal secretarial experience (Employment team experience desirable but not essential).

Skills and Qualities:
 

  • Typing speed of at least 70 wpm, with high accuracy.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Confident communicator at all levels.
  • Proactive and capable of working independently.
  • Ability to motivate and train team members.
  • Enthusiastic team player willing to take on extra responsibilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft

IT Skills:

Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint), PDF Docs, Word Compare (Deltaview), and document/practice management systems (training provided).
Qualifications:

This is a fantastic opportunity someone looking to join a modern, forward thinking law firm who encourage flexible working, and have a competitive benefits package including bonus schemes, success shared awards, dress down office attire, holiday entitlement rising with continuous service.

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

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