Family Legal Secretary

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    Wimbledon, United Kingdom

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    Matthew Heard

Family Legal Secretary/PA, up to £29,000, Wimbledon

Our client is a leading South East law firm, with over 220 people working in their 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. The Family department is now looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to join their team in Wimbledon. Due to internal movements, although the role is based in Wimbledon, initially you will need to be based in the Epsom office until the end of October.

What is the role

The Family team in Wimbledon currently consists of 1 Partner, who is also Head of Family Law, 1 Solicitor and 1 Trainee Solicitor, as well as other support staff members. You will be providing direct support to the Partner who undertakes all aspects of divorce and family work for married, unmarried and LGBT couples whether in complex and international children disputes and financial settlements, including very high net worth cases and those involved in businesses and trusts.

Main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Preparing correspondence and documents to include transcribing digital dictation
  • Administering filing, which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the details contained in the office manual
  • Preparing mail and enclosures for dispatch
  • Making appointments
  • Provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so
  • Progress client matters without fee earner supervision and in the absence of a fee earner
  • Operating the case management system
  • Attending clients both in person and on the telephone

What you will need

Minimum requirements:

  • 2 years’ Legal Secretary experience in Family law
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Excellent typing skills
  • High accuracy levels
  • Demonstrates a pro-active approach to work with a positive attitude
  • An excellent level of attention to client service, being able to interact well with both internal and external clients
  • Prior knowledge of Evolution, or another case management system is preferable

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)
  • Annual bonus scheme (payable in November)
  • Other peripheral benefits, such as Travel to Work loan scheme


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