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Legal Secretary

  • Location

    Bury St Edmunds

  • Sector:

    Office Recruitment Services

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £20000 - £21000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paige O'Connell

  • Contact email:

    paige@compasspoint.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

  • Job ref:

    J34078

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-12-06

  • Start date:

    2019-10-28

  • Consultant:

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My client, an established Solicitors in Bury St Edmunds, is seeking an experienced Legal Secretary for a Maternity Cover vancancy. The ideal candidate will be available to start immediately for the next 9 months. You must have previous legal experience, ideally within Residential Conveyancing.

Working for a senior fee earner, duties will include:

• Electronic diary management, booking rooms and arranging meetings
• Telephone liaison with clients and firm's contacts
• Using digital transcription system, Bighand, to create letters, emails and documents predominately utilising the firm's case management system Intelliworks
• Amending and reformatting documents in Microsoft Word and using Track Changes
• Using the firm's Accounts software, Partner for Windows, to record payments in and out, create new matters and where necessary, record time spent
• Completing forms using Oyez forms package, LexisNexis and Practical Law websites
• Applying for searches using online services including Land Registry Portal
• Using HMRC website to complete Stamp Duty Land Tax forms
• Dealing with post completion matters including the registration of documentation at HM Land Registry
• Photocopying and scanning documents
• Maintaining orderly files keeping filing up to date

Experience required:

• At least 2 years recent experience as a Property secretary.
• Fast typing speeds and ability to prioritise work
• The ability to meet tight work timescales
• Must be able to multi-task and work for more than 1 fee earner if required
• Proven team working skills


Additional Information:
Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am-5pm
Salary: £21,000-£22,000
9 Month Maternity Cover Contract - Starting ASAP