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Junior Legal Secretary

Camden, London
£20,000 to £28,000
Job Type
13 Sep 2022
Pertemps Recruitment has recently partnered with a dynamic, collaborative, and commercial Law Firm in London. This Firm is looking for a Junior Legal Secretary (Property & Casualty) to join their London-based team. This is a Full-Time, permanent role -- paying between £20,000 - £28,000 per annum. The Company: Headquartered in London and with offices in Bristol, Hong Kong, and Singapore, they support their clients globally, both through their own offices and by collaborating with leading law firm networks. They are big enough to handle the most complex matters, and agile enough to adapt quickly to the opportunities and challenges their clients face. Through their commitment to -- and focus on -- five strategic areas of importance: Commercial & Financial Disputes, Insurance, Regulatory, Retail & Consumer, and Technology & Media; complemented by a wide variety of practice areas, their revenue increased by 23% in 2021. Your role: The successful candidate will provide high-quality, efficient Legal Secretarial support to six fee earners within the Property & Casualty team. Responsibilities include but not are limited to the following: Organisation: Diary management of fee-earners as required, using own initiative to arrange meetings and conference calls Checking of fee-earner e-mails as required in their absence, responding where able Booking video/conference calls, meeting rooms and required refreshments, and making lunch and dinner reservations Making simple travel arrangements as required e.g., booking train tickets and collating itineraries Handling telephone enquiries in a professional and polite manner, taking accurate messages and following up on any agreed actions Documents/Correspondence: Only those which are not mandated for production/collation by DPD or of a length that are typed by individual fee-earners Managing the workflow to DPD, Reprographics etc. as required; proactively taking steps to ensure work is returned within required timescales Amending and formatting agreements/documents as required Short pieces of copy-typing and digital dictation as required Carrying out PDF to Word conversions and vice versa Collating all indexing on legal documentation and setting up files as necessary Production of short, less complex PowerPoint presentations as required Proof-reading of all documents to ensure the delivery of work of the highest quality Any general correspondence as may be required from time to time Key Requirements and Skills: Previous experience of working within a busy corporate environment is essential Excellent client care skills the ability to deal with queries from internal and external clients in a professional and polite manner Excellent organisational skills the ability to take responsibility for own tasks and prioritise work in a calm and efficient manner Demonstrate proactivity and the ability to work on own initiative Highly developed time management skills the ability to work to very tight deadlines while maintaining a high standard of accuracy Highly developed communication skills the ability to communicate in a confident and professional manner with people at all levels within the business Demonstrate flexibility/adaptability in meeting internal and external clients demands in both the nature of the work undertaken and working additional hours as required to complete the task(s) Reliable with a strong work ethic and a can-do approach High levels of IT literacy in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint (although more complex and/or lengthy documents are likely to be undertaken by others in dedicated roles) Highly developed administrative skills with the ability to multi-task under pressure
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  • Job Reference: 711159366-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Pertemps London
    Pertemps London
  • Location: Camden, London
  • Salary: £20,000 to £28,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent