Legal Secretary

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  • Salary : Competitive Salary + Full Benefits Package

Our fantastic UK law firm client is currently looking for a Legal Secretary/Practice Assistant to join them in their Manchester office on a permanent basis, the main focus of this role will be the the single point of contact for fee earners and the completion of their work, the role with undertake all aspects of the Practice Assistant role, or where appropriate, manage the workflow by utilising Team Assistants and Shared Services, retaining ownership and accountability of all tasks through to completion. The core hours for this role will be 9.30am – 5.30pm.


Core responsibilities for this role will include but not be limited to becoming an active part in the care of clients and be wholly familiar with contacts/clients and dealing with basic client queries as appropriate, managing the production of documents and check returned work produced by the Shared Services team/speech recognition for accuracy/formatting, before it is passed to the relevant lawyer, taking and making client related calls, dealing with and handling message taking as appropriate, responsible for files being opened and closed. Supervise general filing requirements and record keeping and production of engagement letters, ensuring compliance at all times, monitoring and managing key dates for clients and ensure compliance procedures are up to date on all files and matters, supporting fee earners in business development activities including the involvement in preparation of pitches and presentations, scheduling meetings e.g. tenders, directories, internal client. Key point of contact for fee earners and Clients to maintain relationships and ensure a high level of support is always provided by the team, monitoring post and/or emails and dealing with as appropriate ensuring all client related correspondence is passed on to an appropriate fee earner and actioned as necessary; proactively responding to and drafting responses on behalf of others, prioritising emails, collating necessary paperwork and e-filing.


Candidates must have previous Legal Secretarial experience and be able to travel to the Manchester office.