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Express Solicitors

Job Title: Legal Secretary / Personal Assistant (PA)

Location: Northenden, Manchester

Salary: Dependant on experience

Job type: Full time, Permanent

Express Solicitors is a top 200 Law firm that specialises in all areas of personal injury including public liability, occupier's liability, road traffic accidents, employer's liability, industrial disease, serious injuries and clinical negligence. We pride ourselves in the work we do helping injured people.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced legal secretary and a PA to join our cooperative team as we continue to grow and expand. There are two roles, one will be working with a Partner, and one supporting a pool of lawyers, working together to support our fee earners with audio typing and the preparation of documents and correspondence. Working as a legal secretary you will also use your excellent interpersonal skills in liaising directly with clients and third parties. Our legal secretaries also get involved with diary management, court documents and more.

About You

  • It's really important that you have some experience working as a legal secretary, but we are happy to teach you all about personal injury
  • An excellent command of spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grade C and above at GCSE for English and Maths as a minimum)
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, if you have knowledge of the Proclaim case management system that would be even better
  • Audio typing skills of 65+wpm, ideally with digital dictation experience
  • Ability to prioritise daily workload/good time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner

Key Duties

  • You will be working in one stream of work either road traffic accidents, employers' liability, occupiers & public liability or clinical negligence
  • Preparing correspondence and documents including pleadings and court bundles
  • Photocopying and scanning documents (with assistance from Administration team if needed)
  • Take and make calls to clients and others in a professional and friendly manner
  • Make appointments, arrange meetings and liaise with lawyers, clients, Counsel and others
  • Supporting other secretaries and the administration team as required
  • Helping to update the Proclaim case management system where possible
  • We are heading towards being a paperless office but there still will be some filing

Benefits Package

  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday but we are happy to consider alternative arrangements and reduced hours, please tell us upon application what you are looking for
  • 23 days holiday, rising 1 day per year to a max of 26 days, plus bank/public hols. 3 days are reserved to use between Christmas and New Year
  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years' service
  • Death in Service - 2 x salary based on annual salary only
  • Active social committee
  • Employee welfare benefits
  • Salary sacrifice pension available

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; PA, Legal Typist, Typist, Legal PA, Secretary, Legal Administrator, Legal Office Support, Legal Assistant, Legal Business Support, Fee Earner Support will also be considered for this role.

Job Title: Legal Secretary / Personal Assistant (PA)

Location: Northenden, Manchester

Salary: Dependant on experience

Job type: Full time, Permanent

Express Solicitors is a top 200 Law firm that specialises in all areas of personal injury including public liability, occupier's liability, road traffic accidents, employer's liability, industrial disease, serious injuries and clinical negligence. We pride ourselves in the work we do helping injured people.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced legal secretary and a PA to join our cooperative team as we continue to grow and expand. There are two roles, one will be working with a Partner, and one supporting a pool of lawyers, working together to support our fee earners with audio typing and the preparation of documents and correspondence. Working as a legal secretary you will also use your excellent interpersonal skills in liaising directly with clients and third parties. Our legal secretaries also get involved with diary management, court documents and more.

About You

  • It's really important that you have some experience working as a legal secretary, but we are happy to teach you all about personal injury
  • An excellent command of spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grade C and above at GCSE for English and Maths as a minimum)
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, if you have knowledge of the Proclaim case management system that would be even better
  • Audio typing skills of 65+wpm, ideally with digital dictation experience
  • Ability to prioritise daily workload/good time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner

Key Duties

  • You will be working in one stream of work either road traffic accidents, employers' liability, occupiers & public liability or clinical negligence
  • Preparing correspondence and documents including pleadings and court bundles
  • Photocopying and scanning documents (with assistance from Administration team if needed)
  • Take and make calls to clients and others in a professional and friendly manner
  • Make appointments, arrange meetings and liaise with lawyers, clients, Counsel and others
  • Supporting other secretaries and the administration team as required
  • Helping to update the Proclaim case management system where possible
  • We are heading towards being a paperless office but there still will be some filing

Benefits Package

  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday but we are happy to consider alternative arrangements and reduced hours, please tell us upon application what you are looking for
  • 23 days holiday, rising 1 day per year to a max of 26 days, plus bank/public hols. 3 days are reserved to use between Christmas and New Year
  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years' service
  • Death in Service - 2 x salary based on annual salary only
  • Active social committee
  • Employee welfare benefits
  • Salary sacrifice pension available

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; PA, Legal Typist, Typist, Legal PA, Secretary, Legal Administrator, Legal Office Support, Legal Assistant, Legal Business Support, Fee Earner Support will also be considered for this role.

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