Legal Secretary

Milton Keynes
26000.00 - 27000.00 GBP Annual + GBP26000 - GBP27000/annum + Benefits
13 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

To deliver outstanding secretarial support to partners and fee earners within the Real Estate department, with a focus on client service. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about delivering a professional secretarial service of the highest quality.

Creating/amending documents and letters• Digital dictation• Collating billing guides, drafting narratives and covering letters to clients / liaising with accounts team on billing matters• Time recording• Updating/adding contacts to InterAction• Photocopying, filing and scanning• Daily email management• File opening• Ordering Land Registry documents on Land Registry portal• Preparing cases for completion including preparing financial statements• Completing bank transfer forms (CHAPS, BACS etc.)• Dealing with completions to include liaising with buyer's solicitors, client, agent and all post completion procedures, preparing DS1s to send to Bank.• Taking telephone calls, dealing with queries where able or otherwise communicating these to fee earner• Updating and reporting to clients on own initiative or upon request• Diary Management• Submitting fee earner expense claims and occasionally arranging travel.• File closingExperience, Skills & Knowledge• Proven experience within a similar secretarial role• Real Estate sector knowledge and experience would be advantageous but not essential• Fast, accurate typing skills• Ability to turn around large documents at speed• Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Excel and advanced Powerpoint skills• Strong organisational skills• Effective communication skills• Strong attention to detail• Ability to use own initiative and remain calm under pressure• Sound team player• Confident and professional telephone manner• Pro-active and "can do" attitude•
Willingness to work beyond core business hours to meet clients' expectations.Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.

Firm Profile
Our Client is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways.

Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, our client knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, The global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries

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