Commercial Property Legal Secretary

  • Location

    Guildford, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Commercial Property

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  • Contact:

    Matthew Heard

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  • Consultant:

    Matthew Heard

Commercial Property Legal PA/Secretary, £23,000 - £28,000, Guildford, Surrey

Our client is a very strong law firm with 7 offices throughout Surrey and South West London. The ethos of their approach to clients is to be receptive, responsive and friendly. They believe these attributes can only prosper if all employees deal with each other in a similar manner. They are proud of their reputation as a friendly firm that people enjoy working for and working with. Their Commercial Property department, which is ranked in tier 2 of the Legal 500, is now looking to recruit a Legal PA/Secretary to join the team in Guildford.

What is the role

The Commercial Property department in Guildford currently consists of 1 Managing Partner, 1 Managing Associate, 2 Partners (one of whom is Head of Department), 1 Senior Associate, 1 Associate, 1 Consultant, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 2 Paralegals, as well as additional support staff (Legal PA’s/Secretaries). The successful candidate will be providing direct support to the Partner who is also Head of Department, to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency.

Main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Preparing correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing
  • Administering filing, which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files
  • Preparing mail and enclosures for dispatch
  • Making appointments
  • Provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so
  • Undertake on-line form filling requirements
  • Operating the case management system
  • Attending clients both in person and on the telephone

What you will need

Minimum requirements:

  • 2 years’ Legal PA/Secretary experience in Commercial Property matters
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Excellent typing skills
  • High accuracy levels
  • An excellent level of attention to client service, being able to interact well with both internal and external clients

What they offer

  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Healthcare cover
  • Contributory pension (5% from employer, 3% from employee)
  • Life assurance (4 x annual salary)


If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or other legal secretary jobs in the market then contact Matthew Heard at matthew@lrlegal.co.uk or call for a confidential discussion on 02084642565 or 07887523228.