Legal Secretary

  • Job Reference: LS0001
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Stafflex
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £23,000 to £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Various benefits
  • Sector: Office
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Mulenga Fiseko

Job Description

Legal Secretary

Salary: £23 - £25k (Based on experience)
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hours: 39 Hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Permanent Role

Are you a detail-oriented professional with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping people during sensitive times? We are seeking a compassionate and efficient Legal Secretary to join our clients growing Private Client/Contentious Probate team in Huddersfield.

As a Legal Secretary in our fast-paced environment, you will provide crucial support to our client's solicitors, handling a variety of tasks related to wills, probate, and lasting powers of attorney. This role offers a unique blend of administrative expertise and client care, requiring both technical skills and emotional intelligence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce legal documentation including letters of advice, wills, and lasting powers of attorney.
  • Handle sensitive client communications via telephone and email.
  • Manage digital dictation and audio typing.
  • Utilise case management systems for document handling and information storage.
  • Assist with online form completion and form preparation.
  • Provide administrative support to solicitors and paralegals.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven experience as a secretary, preferably in a legal or private client setting.
  • Excellent typing skills with high accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and case management systems.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to handle difficult conversations empathetically.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in contentious probate would be advantageous.

What's On Offer:

  • Competitive salary up to £25,000 per annum.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Hybrid working opportunities.
  • Central location with excellent transport links.
  • Modern office environment with social facilities.
  • Opportunity for growth in a developing department.

If you're ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role in a supportive team environment, we want to hear from you. Join our client in making a difference in people's lives during crucial moments.

If you are interested in the position and feel your experience makes you suitable for the role, please apply with your CV or call Mulenga or Laura at Stafflex on 01484 351010 (ext3).