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Corporate Commercial Secretary

Closing date: Monday 14th January 2019

Mincoffs Solicitors is a full service commercial law firm based in Jesmond with 7 decades of experience in providing quality legal advice. We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join our busy Corporate and Commercial team.  As a successful applicant you will be working with the 2018 Northern Law Awards Corporate/Commercial Team of the Year.

 

Job description:

  • Providing full PA / Secretarial support to busy partners and fee-earners
  • Answering and re-directing calls
  • Dealing with all related correspondence and documentation utilising Liberate case management system
  • Extensive diary management – using different time zones for international clients, creating itineraries and circulating appropriate documentation.
  • Booking training and organising travel arrangements
  • Dictation – Minute taking and audio typing as required
  • Production of letters, emails, documents, invoices and other legal documentation
  • File/Matter management in Liberate including file opening, drafting engagement letters, terms of business, funding agreements, undertaking file closure, auditing files
  • Proof reading all correspondence and business material before it leaves the office
  • Assisting with billing preparation, invoicing and assisting fee earners with client accounts and first stage debtor correspondence
  • Carrying out Companies House searches

 

Key skills and experience required:

  • Previous Legal Secretary / PA experience within a Corporate/Commercial team
  • Accurate typing, speed 65wpm
  • Experience working in a team of busy fee earners
  • Exceptional communication skills with accurate spelling and grammar
  • Awareness of client confidentiality, information security and data protection
  • Highly organised with the ability to successfully multi-task and prioritise workload, manage own time effectively and take ownership of projects and tasks
  • Technology minded to make tasks and processes more efficient
  • Proactive and able to think ahead of each task
  • Pre-empt the Partners/fee earners needs and be one step ahead

This role offers a competitive salary, healthcare package, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. Hours 9.00 – 5.00 Monday – Friday 35 hours per week. Job share considered

To apply please email your CV to mdodds@mincoffs.co.uk

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