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Legal Secretary

Dover, Kent
£24,000 to £25,000
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

We are working with a well established law firm, who are looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to join their team. The prime role of the Legal Secretary is to personally assist the Fee Earner to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency.

Duties Include

  • Using word processing and audio-typing to prepare correspondence and documents.
  • To draft straight forward legal documents under supervision.
  • Prepare and send emails.
  • Deal accurately with filing, storage and retrieval of Client files and assist Fee Earners to maintain orderly files.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of all Practice and Client's documentation and information and recognise that any breach of this confidentiality will be treated seriously.
  • Communicate at all times clearly and with a pleasant and professional manger.
  • To attend to Clients both on the telephone and in person promptly. To take and record accurately any messages and pass on to the appropriate person.
  • To deal with routine and difficult enquires from telephone callers and visitors effectively and efficiently.
  • To ensure incoming post/deliveries are sorted, checked and directed to the appropriate staff promptly.
  • Co-ordinate and process outgoing post for mailing.
  • Carry out routine housekeeping on own PC, eg: delete unwanted emails.
  • Clean and look after own PC and telephone.
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain up to date diaries.
  • Carry out any other administrative duties, as required by the firm.
  • Compliance with processes for the firm's accreditations/accounts and administrative disciplines and procedures and policies.


  • 1 year minimum experience in a Legal Secretary role.
  • Sound word processing and audio-typing skills together with appropriate administrative skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good telephone skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative and under pressure.
  • Good time management and organisation skills.


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken between Christmas and New Year)
  • Pension via NEST standard contributions
  • Free on site parking
  • Birthday off (if falls on a week day)
  • Xmas Eve off (if falls on a week day)

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  • Job Reference: 702711179-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: New Appointments Group
    New Appointments Group
  • Location: Dover, Kent
  • Salary: £24,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent