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At Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors we understand our staff are the key to our success. We are a friendly, easy going firm who are always looking for ambitious, dedicated and personable solicitors to join our team. Our staff benefits include generous holiday allowance, a personal pensions scheme, healthcare membership and many more incentives.

Commercial Litigation Secretary

Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors is the Milton Keynes Law firm with national and international coverage , whose team of experienced and innovative lawyers deliver pragmatic and clear advice. Established for over 50 years the firm has a growing client base and we are looking for a Legal Secretary to join our Commercial Litigation team.

The Role

To provide full secretarial support to the fee earners and Partners in the Commercial Litigation and wider Firm when required.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organisation skills and be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team. The role will involve day to day secretarial tasks so the candidate will need to have a high degree of computer literacy and in particular be able to use Word and Excel (Intermediate level).

Key responsibilities

  • To anticipate problems and difficulties and take suitable action
  • To be continually sensitive to all facets of the overall quality of service received both internally and externally
  • To comply with all Lexcel and Money Laundering procedures

Duties

  • To provide information from client files and other sources as required by fee-earners, including filing and use of the firm’s case management system as appropriate
  • To proactively manage files, ensuring up to date and regular recording of contact information and disbursements
  • To deal with new enquiries and maintain an efficient system of diary management for the relevant fee earners and Partners
  • To deal promptly with correspondence and to help maintain regular contact with clients on current cases
  • To prepare bundles for court / tribunal hearings
  • To provide relief switchboard cover as and when required
  • To comply with all Lexcel and Money Laundering procedures
  • To ensure the Firm’s procedures are followed with particular emphasis on: file management, file supervision and audit, and other aspects of casework management
  • To assist with any marketing initiatives including occasional attendance at events outside normal working hours with prior notice
  • To proactively assist fee earners and partners with credit control including chasing payment of invoices
  • To close and archive files at the conclusion of a matter
  • To transcribe dictation and undertake administrative tasks as directed by fee earners and partners
  • To make full use of the firm’s case management system

Remuneration

As well as working in a supportive and friendly environment the role offers a competitive salary, health cash plan and pension.

If you want to join our team then please send your CV with covering email or letter to Lucy Eaton email: leaton@geoffreyleaver.com.

Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that no potential or current employee or trainee, is treated less favourably on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality, colour or any other aspects unrelated to their current and potential skills, aptitudes and abilities.