Private Client Legal PA/Secretary

  • Location

    Guildford, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Private Client

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  • Contact:

    Matthew Heard

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  • Consultant:

    Matthew Heard

Private Client Legal PA/Secretary, up to £27,000, 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 Private Client department is now looking to recruit a Legal PA/Secretary to join the team in Guildford.

What is the role

The Private Client department consists of 2 Partners, 1 Senior Managing Associate, 2 Senior Associates, 1 Associate, 1 Solicitor, 1 Consultant, 2 Associate Legal Executives, 1 Trainee and 1 Paralegal, as well as additional support staff (Legal PA’s/Secretaries). The successful candidate will be providing direct support to one of the Partners who is also Head of Department, to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency.

Main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Preparing correspondence and documents to include transcribing digital dictation
  • Administering filing
  • 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 Private Client matters (Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Probate and Tax advice)
  • 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
  • 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)


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.