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Role Description

We have a great opportunity for a part-time Legal Secretary to join our fast paced but friendly Employment team based in Reading.  You will be responsible for providing full support to our Fee Earners in our Employment department, as well as delivering an excellent service to both internal and external stakeholders. The current vacancy is for three days per week, Wednesday to Friday. 

As an organisation we are currently operating a hybrid working pattern. The candidate will be required to attend to our offices on Thursday but can choose to work from home on Wednesday and Fridays with a level of flexibility to meet business needs.

Experience/ Attributes required

Essential

  • 3 + years’ experience working in an secretary/ senior administrative role.
  • Experience working in a legal environment
  •  Work effectively in a team and on your own.
  •  Possess outstanding interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills.
  • Exceptional prioritising/organisational skills
  •  Good attention to detail and the ability to use your initiative.
  •   Strong ability to self-manage a large workload in a busy team.
  •  Extensive experience in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Power Point & Excel
  •  Experience with dealing with financial and client account queries.

Desirable 

  • Employment experience not essential but would be advantageous.
  •  Ideally experience in case management systems
  •  Previous Legal Secretary or Legal PA experience
  •  Excellent knowledge of Elite accounts package

Work type:

  •   Producing accurate documentation, reports and correspondence following standard office practices and precedents
  •   Supporting the team by carrying out all secretarial tasks and help, when necessary, with all administrative tasks
  •   Managing diaries of fee earners as required and coordinating meeting logistics.
  •  Inserting and amending key court dates
  • General administration, filing, answering telephone calls, following up work via telephone or email on behalf of group fee earners
  •    Proof reading and formatting presentations
  •    Producing billing guides and timecards
  • Sending invoices and liaising with clients in regards to queries
  •  Producing spreadsheets as required to accompany invoices; time modify; monitor disbursements and arrange for payment to third party suppliers as necessary; monitor debtors list.

Benefits

Contractual  (pro rata)

  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution and the employee pays 4%
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary

Non Contractual (pro rata)

  •   Travel season ticket loan scheme
  •  Cycle to work scheme
  •  Weekly wellbeing hour
  •  Birthday off
  •   1 x 8 hour charity day
  •  Bring your dog to work
  •   Shopping discounts and Medicash

Team structure

  • Secretaries x 3
  • Partners x 4
  • Head of Immigration x 1 
  • Director x 1
  • Solicitor x 3 
  • Paralegal x 2 
  • Charltered Legal Executive x 1 
  • Senior Associate Solicitor x 2 
  • Associate Solicitor x 1 

Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

We offer excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

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We have been voted as the leading UK regional law firm to work for in the South East by the Best Company Survey published by the Sunday Times in 2006 and best law firm to work for in the South East for three years in a row.

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