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Legal Secretary - Real Estate

Location: Nottingham

Salary/Rate: Paying upto £22000

Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 28 Nov 2019

Job Reference: 3671257

Legal Secretary/ Legal Assistant, Nottingham, Paying up to £22,000

Your new company
My client an international law firm in Nottingham is recruiting a Legal Secretary to support a fee earner

The Real Estate department is highly regarded by their clients and within the sector. 

Your new role
You will be a key player in a very busy team, providing critical secretarial and administrative support to help their Nottingham-based Real Estate legal team to deliver great service to our clients. You will deal with the production of documents, including:

  • sale and purchase contracts
  • development agreements
  • funding
  • construction documentation
  • planning agreements
You will also handle file set ups, engagement letters and quotes, searches etc., as well as archiving files and retrieval, SDLT applications, Land Registry applications and assist fee earners on client updates and reports.

This role would suit someone with solid experience, who can handle pressure when needed.

Your key duties will be:
  • providing timely and effective support to requests for assistance from members of the team
  • accurately producing and amending correspondence and documentation by tracked changes, including the use of digital dictation
  • attending to clients in person and on the phone taking messages and assisting, where appropriate
  • use of a case management system to process and progress files
  • managing file opening, closure and archiving
  • producing bills and other financial administration
  • managing diaries for the team, planning and organising meetings and making travel arrangements
  • organising and maintaining departmental filing systems and document storage
  • photocopying, scanning, faxing, printing, filing and other general administrative tasks

What you'll need to succeed
Skills and experience you will have:
  • solid previous secretarial experience gained predominantly in property work / conveyancing
  • fast and accurate keyboard skills
  • confidence with IT systems to include Microsoft Word, Excel and ideally PowerPoint
  • a minimum grade C pass at GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics
Key competencies you will need:
  • the ability to work in a high volume and fast paced environment
  • the ability to work well in a team and develop good working relationships with colleagues and others
  • confident interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise openly and clearly with colleagues and clients
  • to be able to produce a high standard of work, often to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy and good attention to detail
  • the ability to prioritise well and be able to cope with challenging and changing demands
  • to be able to demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, initiative and self confidence
About you- you will be:
  • highly enthusiastic and willing to go the extra mile
  • respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitude
  • keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this

What you'll get in return
You will be rewarded with a permanent contract working for a leading employer in Nottingham.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Contact: Melissa Burnside

Office: 2nd Floor, Alan House, 5 Clumber Street, Nottingham,Nottingham

Phone: 01159477501


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