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Legal Secretary - Chippenham

Ref: 4394 Date Posted: Monday 24 Jun 2024

Would you like to work in the legal sector? Have you experience working as a Legal Assistant or Secretary?

Element Recruitment is working with a highly reputable regional law firm to join them as a Legal Secretary. This is a fantastic chance to be part of a highly successful and growing organisation and to make a real difference in their team.

The ideal candidate for this role will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to stay one step ahead of the game. You will be highly experienced in providing administrative support, have a proven track record of managing complex tasks and working to tight deadlines is also essential. You will be providing high quality and professional support to lawyers.

If you are an experienced Legal Assistant and ready to take the next step up, this could also be a good role for you.

Salary Up to £28,000

Location: Chippenham 

Fully office based 

Duties include:

  • Dealing with emails.

  • Being the first point of contact for clients and intermediaries.

  • Producing documents.

  • Undertaking audio and copy typing.

  • Opening, closing and archiving of client files.

  • Undertaking anti-money laundering checks.

  • Running conflict checks.

  • Submitting expenses claims.

  • Arranging payments in and out and transfers between accounts.

  • Associated administrative/ secretarial support.

  • Being familiar with the basic requirements of the Solicitors Accounts Rules which affect the receipt and payment into the bank of cheques and the accounting of client’s monies.

You will need:

  • Experience of undertaking commercial property and development Legal Secretary work or Conveyancing work, or a keen interest and willingness to learn about Commercial work.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritise your workload and work to deadlines.

  • Highly organised with meticulous attention to detail.

  • The ability to work under minimum supervision and under pressure.

  • To take pride in your work and enjoy providing first-class support.

  • A flexible 'can do' attitude.

  • IT skills including MS Office.


  • Legal Secretary Level 2 Certificate/Diploma

  • The ideal candidate would have experience in submitting Stamp Duty and Land Registry applications and of using the Land Registry portal.

Please click ‘apply now’ or call James Cotton on 07787 075254 for further details

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