Legal Secretary - Probate

Location: Bishop's Stortford

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 22 March 2022

Salary: Competitive

Specific Hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm

Legal Secretary - Probate

Nockolds Solicitors are a progressive, award winning, leading regional Law Firm with offices in Bishop’s Stortford and London and we are now looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to join our Probate team in Bishop’s Stortford.

The successful candidate will provide secretarial and administrative support to the team.  The main responsibilities will include:

  • The basic drafting and preparation of correspondence and legal documents, including Wills, Deeds, Lasting Powers to Attorney, COP and IHT forms, completing closure forms for investments under the supervision of the relevant fee earners.
  • Audio typing from digital dictation to include checking that all correspondence and documents are correct and in the in-house style prior to sending.
  • Responding to clients in person and/or by telephone in a professional way to include being able to respond appropriately on the current state of any file.
  • Diary management- to make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain a diary to be checked against the fee earner on a daily basis.
  • File and case management, bill preparation
  • Building and maintaining knowledge of clients and their matters, and the work in general

You will have significant and current experience working within a Wills and Probate team ideally in a comparable role.  You will have a professional ‘can do’ attitude and outlook, be discreet appreciating the absolute confidentiality in everything you do.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have the ability to pick up new systems quickly and be adaptable to different ways of working
  • Be comfortable working in a team or on your own initiative and will be willing to go the extra mile for clients and colleagues
  • Be emotionally intelligent with a sympathetic and professional manner
  • Pre-empt problems and identify solutions
  • Be assured, confident and presentable
  • Be able to hold the respect and confidence of your colleagues
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach to your work
  • Be very well organised and able to prioritise
  • Have excellent attention to detail

Benefits include a competitive salary, 22 days holiday, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, health cover, subsidised parking, and a discretionary annual bonus.

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