Legal Secretary in United Kingdom

Applying for the Legal Secretary role

Job Title: Legal Secretary
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £0 - £200,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Admin, Secretarial & PA
Sub Sector: Legal Secretary
Job Reference No: NG1LegalSecretary130619

Job Description

Commercial Property / Employment Legal Secretary

Reporting to: Head of Department

Location: Nottingham, NG1

Hours of Work: Full-Time Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm with an hour for lunch

Salary Guide: Negotiable depending on experience + benefits as below

About Us

Hopkins Solicitors LLP is one of the leading North Nottinghamshire firms of solicitors with 91 employees across five offices, 2 in Mansfield, 1 in Sutton in Ashfield, 1 in Kirkby in Ashfield and 1 in Nottingham.

Due to ongoing expansion, we are currently looking to recruit a Full-time Legal Secretary for our Commercial Property/Employment Department in Nottingham.

Legal Secretary

It is essential that the successful candidate will have experience of working in a Commercial Property/Employment department and have the experience and desire to assist the department. A background in Commercial Property/Employment work is essential.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following:

- Up to 2 years` experience of working in a Commercial Property/Employment Department
- a strong desire to learn
- enthusiastic, ambitious and ability to work as part of a team
- hardworking
- organised
- adaptable and accommodating
- good telephone manner and client care skills
- a smart and tidy appearance
- excellent grammar, spelling and attention to detail
- IT competent
- excellent timekeeping and attendance

The successful Legal Secretary will undertake duties including but not limited to:

- Taking telephone enquiries and setting up new client files
- Assisting solicitors in the Commercial Property and Employment team
- Creating bundles
- Typing correspondence
- Diary Management
- Audio typing & word processing through Digital Dictation
- Administrative duties including inputting information and collecting marketing data
- Filing
- Photocopying
- Assisting other members of the department as required
- Presentation of correspondence and documents
- Liaising with Clients and other parties
- Preparing SDLT forms
- Dealing with the Land Registry registration process

About Hopkins

We are a full service law firm and the successful candidate will be able to bring experience and ideas and promote and build the department.

The firm is IIP accredited and is one of only 55 companies worldwide to be working with IIP on the pilot for their sixth generation accreditation scheme. It therefore values training.

Hopkins` culture is one which combines hard work and professionalism with a friendly and supportive working environment. The successful candidate will have strong inter-personal skills, being able to communicate effectively with colleagues and most importantly with the firm`s clients.

We are a local firm of Solicitors, we are not another faceless organisation. We pride ourselves in providing a personal face to face service. We know that building strong relationships with our clients, leads to repeat business so we strive to provide the best customer experience.

We are proud that the quality of our service has been recognised by the Law Society with the prestigious LEXCEL standard. This is only given to solicitors` firms that meet the highest standards of management and customer care.

The work we do is carried out by solicitors or legal assistants, we don`t employ administrative staff to do the work of legal professionals.

Hopkins Solicitors LLP is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.

The personal approach we take to provide legal advice is one of the reasons our clients continue to use our services time and time again, and why they are happy to recommend Hopkins to others. Our specialist teams focus on making our services as flexible, straightforward and cost effective as possible.

Personal Services

The firm deals with the following personal services:

- Conveyancing
- Personal Injury
- Employee Advice
- Family Law
- Housing issues
- Litigation and Disputes
- Mediation
- Wills and Probate

Business Services

The firm deals with the following business services:

- Business Sales
- Business Support
- Commercial Disputes
- Commercial Property
- Debt Recovery
- Employment Law
- Succession Planning
- Online Legal Services


- Negotiable salary depending on experience;
- Workplace Pension Scheme;
- 20 days holiday, plus bank holidays, plus 4 extra days over Christmas when the offices close;

Next Steps

To apply to our vacancy for a Legal Secretary, please click Apply and submit a copy of your CV for consideration.

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