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Family Law Secretary

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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a legal secretary to join a family law team based in South Manchester. This highly reputable and well-established legal team is looking for a legal secretary to join their growing team. The ideal candidate will have proven experience and knowledge in family law, but this is not essential. This is a permanent position with an immediate start. Monday - Friday 9-5.30 pm. This role may suit someone who is a junior secretary with a good administration background and is looking to build a career in family law or legal secretary.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Audio typing using digital dictation
  • Diary management
  • Secretarial support to fee earners
  • Dealing with new enquiries and general telephone enquiries
  • Fielding telephone calls and emails
  • Instructing Counsel if directed
  • Copying, scanning & Filing including preparation of court bundles
  • Conversant in the use of a case management system but training will be given
  • Liaising with clients and other professionals
  • Opening & closing files

Desired but not essential:

Have used CCMS and had general experience with regards to legal aid cases.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent IT and ability to utilise new technology
  • Competent in the use of case management system – training will be provided for the use of LEAP case management system
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Team player
  • Able to work on own initiative

Salary £18-£21k 

If you are interested in this position and have the relevant experience, please apply with your CV!!

11 January 2023
Legal Secretary
Greater Manchester