Legal Secretary – Residential Property

Location
Ashford
Salary
£18000 - £27000 per annum
Posted
21 Feb 2019
Closes
21 Mar 2019
Ref
SS04179881
Contact
Simon Shorter
Position
Legal secretary
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Legal 500 law firm seeks legal secretary for their residential property team located in Kent.

Joining the Ashford office, the successful legal secretary will provide comprehensive administration and secretarial support to a fee earner and the department as a whole. Managing a varied and complex workload with minimal supervision, the successful secretary will deliver high levels of client care and service at all times.

Responsibilities
• Liaising with clients in person and over the telephone
• Audio typing correspondence
• Opening and closing client files
• Dairy management
• Arranging client appointments
• Advising fee earners on actions needed for client files
• Submitting SDLT forms and completing returns
• Use of the Land Registry portal
• General administrative duties, including filing and photocopying
• Providing cover for other members of the team due to holiday or sickness
• Handling incoming and outgoing post and DX
• Maintaining high levels of confidentiality
• Receptionist duties

The Candidate
• Applications will be welcomed from legal secretaries with a minimum of two years’ experience in residential property
• Possesses outstanding verbal and written communication skills across all levels
• A fast and accurate typing speed and confident telephone manner will be essential
• Works well as part of a team as well as on their own initiative
• Strives for high standards in their work
• IT literate with particular expertise using Microsoft Office applications
• Highly organised, able to meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy
• Is professional, personable and flexible

The Firm
Our client is a multi-accredited practice with several offices in the South East that deliver a wide range of legal services to businesses and individuals. Staffed by a team of dedicated specialists who are experts in their chosen fields, they go above and beyond to ensure a friendly and personalised service, achieving Lexcel accreditation in recognition of this. Actively involved in their local communities, they support local charities and events, building long-lasting relationships which is reflected in their loyal client base.

Benefits
• Competitive salary dependent on experience
• Generous holiday allowance
• Pension scheme
• Continued development and training
• Social activities and rewards scheme
• Opportunities for career progression
• Service awards
• Parking permits
• Additional holiday over the Christmas period at discretion

Legal Secretary – Residential Property

For further details of this Residential Property Legal Secretary vacancy, please contact Simon on 01954 208075 quoting reference SS04179881.

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