BROWNS RECRUITMENT GROUP LTD
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Legal Secretary to join their Residential Conveyancing Department to be based at the Chelmsford office. Working directly with a fee earner you will support them in all day to day activities to include typing of correspondence, liaising with clients, other firms and estate agents, scanning of important documents and ensuring that all files are kept in order and compliant with CQS and Lexcel quality standards.
The Ideal Candidate
A legal secretary who is pro-active, has excellent client care skills, the ability to work on their own initiative and has the following:
• Administrative support to the head of the team• Audio typing• Dealing with incoming post• Providing estimates of costs• Opening files, including inputting client information, property details, other parties, etc.• Preparing client care letters, including link to Thirdfort• Preparing legal documentation such as contract packs, TR1s, SDLT forms and AP1s• Applying for management packs• Amending legal documents as instructed• Maintaining an effective filing system• Answering telephone calls from estate agents, mortgage lenders, solicitors and clients• Submitting searches• Applying for redemption figures• Attending clients for the signature of documents
• Outstanding time management• Excellent typing skills (minimum of 70 wpm)• Knowledge of legal terminology• Experience with Microsoft Office and an ability to work with legal technology, transcription software, etc.• Proficiency in English• Capacity to communicate with a diverse range of people• A spirit of co-operation and a positive ” can-do ” attitude• A willingness to serve client needs with discretion and respect for client confidentiality• Professional telephone manner and the ability to take messages effectively• Commitment to the success of the firm.