Legal Secretary needed for busy Matrimonial/Care Department

Due to expansion in our Care and Matrimonial Department we have a vacancy for an experienced legal secretary to join the team.

Whilst previous experience within the specific area of family law and care law is not essential, it is desirable.

This is a full time position, but we can offer some flexibility around the structure of working hours.

The successful candidate will fit in as part of an existing team, primarily giving assistance to our very busy care lawyers.

Duties include preparation of Court documents and letters, dealing with emails and telephone calls, Legal Aid paperwork (full training can be given), assisting with the Solicitors diaries and general secretarial duties such as audio typing, file management and preparation of files for billing.

As our care lawyers spend a lot of time in Court the successful candidate will need to be able to work under pressure, and at times unsupervised, and fit in as part of the very busy team.

The role will also involve some assistance to a solicitor in the Family Law Department, dealing with divorce issues, children matters, financial settlements and issues surrounding separation.

The role is initially envisaged as 4/5 Care Department support, 1/5 Family Department, but this may change in time, as caseloads dictate.

Salary commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include car parking, 22 days holiday (plus statutory bank holidays) and workplace pension.

Please send any applications by CV with covering letter to Steven Dawson via post or email by 24th July.