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6 months ago
Cavendish Maine
Salary: £17,000-£20,000
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Matt Cole
Sector: Commercial Property, Real Estate, Residential Conveyancing
Category: Legal Secretary Jobs

Job Title: Legal Secretary

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £17,000-£20,000

Job Ref: MJC/19321


A family orientated and approachable Hampshire based law firm is seeking 2 legal secretaries to join their busy commercial property team. Established for over 100 years, they employ over 100 staff and have a broad range of local, national and international clients.


They are very client focused and take pride in the exceptional service they provide for them. They offer a bespoke service to all, regardless of the legal issue in question.


This firm would be an ideal home for someone who is looking for a long term career within a supportive environment. Staff retention is excellent, with the possibility to grow from entry level to equity partner if they have the desire and aptitude. To facilitate this, professional development is strongly encouraged and nurtured. The commercial property team is vibrant, collaborative and friendly.


IT systems are modern with a top tier case management system, and are constantly updated and evolving with an exceptional IT department on site.


The firm holds many social activities where staff from all offices get together and go for meals, to the theatre, etc.


The position involves providing secretarial support to Fee Earners on a one to one basis, and as part of a team.


Typical duties would include:


  • Fast, accurate typing mainly by audio-transcription with some copy typing.
  • Fully utilizing the Case Management System.
  • Answer the telephone promptly and professionally, whilst being polite and helpful.
  • Dealing directly with clients face to face or over the telephone
  • Administration of files
  • Preparation for fee earner meetings
  • Dealing with post
  • Other general office administration duties


Essential Skills

  • Accurate and precise typing
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to run tight diary schedule
  • Team player and ability to work alone
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • IT literate
  • Experience in commercial or residential property department (commercial would be preferred)
  • Presentable
  • Good telephone manner
  • Honesty and integrity
  • A “can do” positive attitude
  • Willingness to go the extra mile

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