Legal Secretary - Private Client

Full Time, Permanent Bedford £23,000 to £24,000 per annum Ref No: IPRS5902

Our client has a permanent, full time vacancy for a Legal Secretary to be responsible for supporting Private Client work. You will need to have at previous experience as a legal secretary ideally within a Private Client team dealing with Wills, Probate or similar.

The main duties are:

• Typing of all correspondence to include forms, court documents and firm precedents
• Filing
• Making appointments
• Dealing with and logging client enquiries
• Dealing with email and any other correspondence
• Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
• Adhering to all Lexcel accreditation best practices
• Covering reception if required

The appropriate candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

• Previous legal secretarial experience preferred;
• Professional telephone manner, coupled with excellent communication skills, the ability to converse with a diverse range of people at all levels with sufficient tact sometimes following bereavement;
• Committed to maintaining high standards of client care;
• Excellent written English, together with an understanding of grammar and punctuation;
• Good accurate audio typing skills;
• Confidentiality and discretion;
• Multi-task in a busy environment;
• Reliable and dependable;
• Positive attitude;
• Patient;
• Ability to use initiative;

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

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