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Legal secretary - Commercial, IP and Corporate

Clayton Legal
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£17000 - £19000 per annum
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Practice area
Professional support
Contract type
Full time
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Legal secretary
Private practice
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My client is a well-established multi service law firm based in South Manchester, they are looking to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary for their busy Corporate and Commercial team.


* Providing full PA/Secretarial support to busy partners and fee-earners

* Answering and re-directing calls

* Dealing with all related correspondence and documentation utilising a 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 including file opening, drafting engagement letters, terms of business, funding agreements, undertaking file closure, auditing files

* Proofreading 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

* Assisting with billing preparation, invoicing and assisting fee earners with client accounts and first stage debtor correspondence

You will need:

* At least 2 years' experience as a Legal Secretary / PA

* Experience within a Corporate/Commercial/IP team

* 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 making tasks and processes more efficient

This role offers a competitive salary, home working, generous annual leave, alongside this you can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family.

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Ellie Sedgwick or call 01772 259121 for an informal discussion.

Clayton Legal recruits for law firms and In-House departments across the UK. Based in the North West, our pedigree and service levels give those looking to move in the legal market and law firms looking to recruit a refreshingly different recruitment experience. You will work with experienced professionals, dedicated to your success. Take a look at our website for our latest blogs and legal news and to keep up to date with.


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

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