Criminal Legal Secretary

England, Essex, Ilford
£25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
21 Mar 2019
18 Apr 2019
Andrew Burrows
Practice area
Legal secretary
Full time
Contract type

This Legal 500 firm have one of the largest Criminal departments in Greater London. This firm have strategically grown and are taking more market share year on year. They are an entrepreneurial, forward-thinking and a people focused business, they are one of the friendliest firms that I have ever worked with, with a wealth of experience and knowledge across Legal Aid, services for individuals and a strong Corporate/Commercial client base that makes them a fully-fledged, well respected multi-service practice.

The firm

This firm is highly ranked in the Legal 500; they are one of the largest law firms across Essex with a growing London presence. They are in the process of opening two new offices, one of which will be based in the City. They have a heritage dating back over 50 years. They now have over 100 members of staff across their network of offices. The firm has a forward-thinking, dynamic, friendly and supportive culture. They have an unprecedented staff retention rate, where they invest heavily in their employees.

Many of their current Paralegals and Legal Secretaries go on to do Training Contracts or CILEx routes if they impress the firm.

The role

Because the firm are growing, they are looking for a Criminal Legal Secretary to join their Ilford office.

The industry leading Criminal department handle a range of matters across the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal. The department is headed up by an Equity Partner at the firm and they have an incredible breadth and depth of knowledge in defending clients at all levels.

Their work includes: action against public authorities, assault, dishonesty, drugs, public order offences, etc, as well as professional negligence and misconduct and allegations.

This is a golden opportunity to assist a busy and market leading Solicitor in a hands on and holistic role. You MUST be able to hit the ground running.


  • You will be a Criminal Legal Secretary (2+ years' experience)
  • You must be able to work well under pressure
  • You must be computer literate
  • You must be able to build relationships with colleagues and clients

  • This is an exceptional opportunity for a Criminal Legal Secretary to join a progressive, forward thinking, Legal 500 recognised law firm in Ilford.

    Apply now for immediate consideration.

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