Legal Assistant - Private Client

£24,000 - £26,000 yearly
  • Owen Reed Ltd
  • Oxford, UK
  • May 29, 2024
Full time Legal Legal Secretary

Job Description

Owen Reed are looking to recruit a Legal Assistant to join our Private Client team in Oxford. You will provide an efficient and effective administrative support to the team, enabling the team to function effectively and achieve its objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage an administrative workload under the guidance of fee earners
  • Provide administrative support to fee earners including file-opening, telephone management, document production (incl. audio-typing, managing voice recognition procedures and outsourcing providers), filing/ archiving, photocopying, email management, online portal management and dealing with post
  • Draft documents and bills, under supervision, using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions
  • Undertake basic legal processes, under supervision, such as assisting to process cases through portals, obtaining relevant documentation, arranging case meetings, arranging funding, liaising with the court, completing relevant forms and processing monies
  • Correspond with clients as required through telephone, email, letter and face to face
  • Provide excellent client service at all times
  • Provide administrative support for business development and marketing activities including booking facilities and refreshments, booking specialist, preparing presentation materials and associated marketing documentation

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Previous experience within a Legal Assistant / Secretarial or Administrative role
  • Private Client experience desirable
  • Excellent organisation capability with the ability to effectively prioritise
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office suite and other relevant IT platforms
  • Strong written communication skills

Salary

£24,000 - £26,000