Temporary Legal Secretary, Derby
Your new company
My client a small award winning law firm in Derby is looking to recruit a temporary legal secretary to join their business on a temporary contract,
Your new role
Supporting the managing partner, the role will involve working with large documents (including formatting), assisting with billing and dealing with clients. Duties will include
Audio typing via digital dictation system of letters, correspondence, leases, land registry transfers, contracts, licenses, tenancies and attendance notes.
Copy typing draft to finished items.
Preparing official forms for searches and applications to the Land Registry.
Carrying out on-line pre-contract searches
Scheduling deeds and requesting receipt upon dispatch
Answering external calls to fee earners and assisting with client enquiries if possible.
Sorting incoming post, processing incoming cheques and acknowledgments.
Maintaining diary and brought forward system to ensure clients / matters are reviewed and to act as a reminder to the Solicitors.
Photocopying, faxing and scanning documents as and when required.
Maintaining diary and arranging appointments, meetings and lunches as required.
Preparing draft bills, including disbursements from billing guides. Preparing relevant forms for accounts including payment requests etc.
Arranging Travel/ Accommodation
What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate must have previous experience as a legal secretary, ideally within residential conveyancing. You must have excellent typing skills and the ability to use a digital dictation system as well as having strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, with the ability to use their own initiative and work within tight deadlines.
What you'll get in return
You will be rewarded with a temporary contract to start ASAP based centrally in Derby with free car parking or easily accessible by public transport.
What you need to do now
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