Legal Secretary Commercial & Residential Property - Torquay - Devon

£23k plus benefits - Legal
Ref: 379 Date Posted: Monday 08 Jul 2024

**Fantastic career opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary**

Our client is an award-winning firm of Solicitors providing a wide range of legal services to both individuals and businesses. Their team of Lawyers and support staff are experts in their field and carry the values of the firm with them to give a friendly, informal and professional service. They have an excellent track record with many of their clients having been loyal to the Firm for many years, giving them a long standing reputation for client care and respected name in the profession.

This position would suit an individual who has experience of supporting a busy Residential & Commercial Property Team providing secretarial and administrative support to the fee earning members of the Teams. You will be competent and proficient with case management systems, a competent IT user and be able to work on your own initiative.

Why this role is well worth your consideration

  • Our client wants to invest in you! You'll be provided with ongoing training and development, and for the right candidate, training towards a professional qualification as you grow your career within this successful law firm
  • They have a positive work environment and promote a sense of belonging
  • Long standing reputation for client care and a respected name in the profession
  • Supportive leadership and management

What you’ll be doing

  • Opening files and inputting/maintaining client details
  • Anti-Money Laundering verification of new and existing clients
  • Receiving and making telephone calls to both clients and contacts which will involve keeping them up to date with matter progress
  • Digital transcription of documents as and when directed by the members of the fee earning staff
  • Ordering searches and other disbursements in line with fee earner instructions
  • Keeping electronic/manual client matter files up to date
  • Liaising with all members of staff in relation to client files
  • Preparing files for storage and retrieving documents via requests to the appropriate member of staff
  • Scheduling of appointments for fee earners
  • Meeting clients and undertaking reception duties as required

Could you be part of this friendly, award-winning team?

For this role we are looking for candidates who have had experience of working within a law firm, and who can liaise confidently with clients via phone and email, communicate effectively and possesses a high level of attention to detail.

Additionally you will be:

  • Proficient in a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Comfortable handling confidential information
  • Good at multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary £23,000 per year
  • 24 days of annual leave plus bank holiday
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance


  • 36 hours; 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday