Full-Time Legal Secretary

Full-Time Legal Secretary required in busy Private Client Department 5 days per week for an established firm of Solicitors in Kingston upon Thames, having six Partners and over twenty support staff including Solicitors. The firm is organised into four divisions, Litigation and Family, Private Client, Residential Conveyancing and Commercial. Carter Bells holds ISO 9001:2015 accreditation with Lawnet (a quality standard similar to Lexcel).


The private client team consists of three Solicitors presently supported by two secretaries. The suitable applicant will have legal secretarial experience and will be expected to support that team. Occasionally support is required in other areas in the firm depending on exceptional requirements.


The tasks undertaken and skills required are as follows:


  • Ability to use Word for document production using audio digital dictation, approximate typing speed expected 65wpm
  • Managing emails and diary through Outlook
  • Ability to store all documents/correspondence relating to a matter in the Case Management system
  • Good communication skills to liaise with clients and others
  • Populating forms using Oyez
  • Undertaking filing on a daily basis
  • Prioritising work load
  • Following Accounts procedures that are adopted by the firm
  • Organising their work and tasks efficiently to ensure maximum output and accuracy
  • Covering reception when required.


Private Client experience essential.


The hours of work are 37.5 per week between 9.00am and 5.30pm with one hour for lunch.  Holiday entitlement is four weeks to be taken at dates to be agreed plus Public and Bank Holiday days.


Hours required are negotiable. Salary dependent on experience.

Applications in writing with current CV to Emily.Sanders@carterbells.co.uk

or by post to Jag Shah

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