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Legal Secretary – Employment (12 month fixed term contract)

We are a full-service law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne serving clients throughout the UK and further afield. We have an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality partner-led advice with exceptional personal service.

Our team includes 30 partners, 80 fee-earners and 40 people in support roles. Our client base includes large companies, owner managed businesses, healthcare professionals, leisure operators and rural businesses.

With a history stretching back over nearly 125 years, we recognise the importance the contribution that businesses like ours should and can have on the local community and we, therefore, encourage our partners and employees to get involved and give back to the local community in which we live and work.

Our vision is to set the standard for legal excellence and in doing so, to become the law firm of choice for businesses, organisations and individuals. To meet our vision and deliver an outstanding service we employ individuals who understand our clients’ needs, take pride in what they do and how they do it. Our values go to the heart of the firm. They define who we are and how we work. It is by remaining true to our values that we will achieve our vision. This is what we value most:

* Teamwork – we trust and respect one another. We see strength in our diversity as individuals and as a practice. We achieve the best outcomes for clients when we work collaboratively, recognizing and respecting the different perspectives that we bring.
* Excellent Client Service – We take the time to truly understand our clients’ needs and aim to provide practical, tailored and commercial solutions – not just options – to help them achieve their goals. Through hard work and commitment, we aim to develop long-term relationships with all our clients, taking pride in the value that we add.
* Professionalism – We work to the highest professional and technical standards, acting with the utmost integrity at all times. We are fiercely proud of our reputation as being a trusted adviser to our clients, often over several generations, and continually strive to ensure that our clients’ interests come first and foremost.
* Our People – We work together to create an open, supportive and friendly working environment where our people feel valued, can develop their careers and achieve their professional ambitions.

The role

We require an experienced Legal Secretary to assist predominantly in our Employment department, to cover a period of maternity leave. The role will also require the candidate to assist in our busy corporate department. This is a full-time position working from the hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, and involves all aspects of secretarial support, including the following:

* providing efficient and effective support to Partners / Fee Earners
* typing and using a case management system to produce documents including letters, forms etc
* liaising directly with clients and other professionals; making appointments and managing diaries
* assisting with post, photocopying, scanning, filing and file management
* undertaking administrative tasks including document sorting, paying disbursements and collating information

Requirements

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, enthusiastic, have the ability to multitask and be able to work independently but also as part of a wider team. Applicants should be comfortable working under pressure and be able to work quickly and accurately, often within tight timescales.

You will need to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (including basic excel) and be confident in creating, amending and formatting large, complicated documents. Knowledge of Case Management and Digital Dictation systems is essential. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a professional manner with the ability to deal with a variety of enquiries and be confident in dealing with clients.

Previous Legal Secretary experience in an Employment and/or Corporate department would be an advantage.

How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter including your current salary to Anna MacKenzie -*******

Closing Date: 30 April 2021
Legal Secretary – Employment (12 month fixed term contract)

We are a full-service law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne serving clients throughout the UK and further afield. We have an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality partner-led advice with exceptional personal service.

Our team includes 30 partners, 80 fee-earners and 40 people in support roles. Our client base includes large companies, owner managed businesses, healthcare professionals, leisure operators and rural businesses.

With a history stretching back over nearly 125 years, we recognise the importance the contribution that businesses like ours should and can have on the local community and we, therefore, encourage our partners and employees to get involved and give back to the local community in which we live and work.

Our vision is to set the standard for legal excellence and in doing so, to become the law firm of choice for businesses, organisations and individuals. To meet our vision and deliver an outstanding service we employ individuals who understand our clients’ needs, take pride in what they do and how they do it. Our values go to the heart of the firm. They define who we are and how we work. It is by remaining true to our values that we will achieve our vision. This is what we value most:

* Teamwork – we trust and respect one another. We see strength in our diversity as individuals and as a practice. We achieve the best outcomes for clients when we work collaboratively, recognizing and respecting the different perspectives that we bring.
* Excellent Client Service – We take the time to truly understand our clients’ needs and aim to provide practical, tailored and commercial solutions – not just options – to help them achieve their goals. Through hard work and commitment, we aim to develop long-term relationships with all our clients, taking pride in the value that we add.
* Professionalism – We work to the highest professional and technical standards, acting with the utmost integrity at all times. We are fiercely proud of our reputation as being a trusted adviser to our clients, often over several generations, and continually strive to ensure that our clients’ interests come first and foremost.
* Our People – We work together to create an open, supportive and friendly working environment where our people feel valued, can develop their careers and achieve their professional ambitions.

The role

We require an experienced Legal Secretary to assist predominantly in our Employment department, to cover a period of maternity leave. The role will also require the candidate to assist in our busy corporate department. This is a full-time position working from the hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, and involves all aspects of secretarial support, including the following:

* providing efficient and effective support to Partners / Fee Earners
* typing and using a case management system to produce documents including letters, forms etc
* liaising directly with clients and other professionals; making appointments and managing diaries
* assisting with post, photocopying, scanning, filing and file management
* undertaking administrative tasks including document sorting, paying disbursements and collating information

Requirements

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, enthusiastic, have the ability to multitask and be able to work independently but also as part of a wider team. Applicants should be comfortable working under pressure and be able to work quickly and accurately, often within tight timescales.

You will need to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (including basic excel) and be confident in creating, amending and formatting large, complicated documents. Knowledge of Case Management and Digital Dictation systems is essential. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a professional manner with the ability to deal with a variety of enquiries and be confident in dealing with clients.

Previous Legal Secretary experience in an Employment and/or Corporate department would be an advantage.

How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter including your current salary to Anna MacKenzie -*******

Closing Date: 30 April 2021
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