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Role Description

This is a great opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join our fast paced Personal Injury’s team based in Reading. Reporting into the Senior Partner you will be responsible for supporting the Personal Injury team on all day to day administration activities. We currently have two positions avalible one which will originally be offered on a 6 month contract but with the view to a permanent role for the right candidate and one permenant opportunity.

The ideal candidate for this role will be confident, organised, proactive and, most importantly, a team player. There is a strong culture of cooperation and creating synergy across teams and functions, so communication and attention to detail is key.

Please note for this role you will be required to attend the office a minimum of 2 days a week and therefore the candidate will need to be flexible in order to comply with business needs.

Experience/ Attributes required

  •  A minimum of 1 years commercial experience working as a legal secretary ideally you will have been working in litigation, personal injury clinical negligence or dispute resolution 
  • Be able to work to a high standard and to be organised and efficient whilst working under pressure
  • Practical Experience of legal case management software
  • Comfortable liaising with clients via telephone/ email on behalf of fee earners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work unsupervised (where necessary)
  • Working in a busy team and have the ability to handle a busy workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Respond quickly and manage expectations effectively
  • Strong PC/technical skills and high level of confidence using IT
  • Excellent keyboard skills plus good knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages

Work type:

  • Typing and preparing documents
  • Preparing and sorting incoming and outgoing  correspondence and documentation
  • Scheduling of conferences, hearings, and other meetings, along with booking clients in for advice meetings as a result of initial calls and operating accurate and concise management of calendar agendas of Fee Earners.
  • Preparing court bundles and documentation
  • Completing internal forms and paperwork
  • Collating enclosures for Counsel
  • Answering a high volume of calls and maintaining a rapid response rate, according to agreed objectives with third-party callers and promoting the customer service standards of the practice.
  •  Booking conferences
  • Routine clerical tasks as assigned by the fee earners and department
  • Any other adhoc secretarial activities including maintaining spreadsheets and utilising DocuSign, data entry and Ishare.
  • Eager to learn and develop in the field of PI
  • Previous experience of claimant PI work is (desirable)
  • Strong knowledge of PI law and its application (desirable)

Benefits

Contractual Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (Pro rata)
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary
  • Support team bonus scheme (Pro rata)

Non contractual benefits include (Pro Rata)

  •  An additional days holiday for your birthda
  •  A weekly Wellbeing hour
  • 1 day per annum for charity work
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle scheme
  •  Cash back medical plan
  •  Discounted retail benefits

·       Bring your dog to work

·       Social committee events

Team structure

  • 1 x Secretary 
  • 2 x Senior Associate Solicitor
  • 3 x Partner 
  • 2 x Paralegal
  • 1 x Associate Solicitor
  • 1 x Legal Secretary

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 have 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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