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    Legal Secretary - Maternity Cover

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Employment
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 27/06/2018
  • Job reference: 34422_1530114533

Legal Secretary (fixed term contract)

Employment Law Department

Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary based on experience

My client is a Legal 500 firm and one of the largest firms in the North East. They have an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality partner-led advice with exceptional personal service. They are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to join the team specifically for Employment Law.

The role

My client requires an experienced Legal Secretary to assist our Employment department, to cover a period of maternity leave and involves all aspects of secretarial support, including the following:

  • providing efficient and effective support to Partners / Fee Earners
  • typing and using a case management system to produce documents including letters, forms etc
  • liaising directly with clients and other professionals; making appointments and managing diaries
  • assisting with post, photocopying, scanning, filing and file management
  • undertaking administrative tasks including document sorting, paying disbursements and collating information

Requirements

They require a self-motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic individual who can work quickly and accurately often within tight timescales with minimal supervision. Previous Legal Secretary experience in an Employment department would be an advantage.

You will need to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (including basic excel) and be confident in creating, amending and formatting large complicated documents. Knowledge of Case Management and Digital Dictation systems is essential. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a professional manner with the ability to deal with a variety of enquiries and be confident in dealing with clients.

The role has a varied range of responsibilities and previous experience (minimum 12 months) in a similar role is highly desirable. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful and motivated team with an excellent working environment and competitive salary. If your experience matches the criteria above, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above

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