Role details

Criminal Legal Secretary

West London   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • My client is seekinga Legal Secretary to join their Criminal team
  • This position is based in West London & will be both high cost and legal aid.

About Our Client

My client is seeking a criminal legal secretary to provide admin and secretarial support to their criminal team at a Law firm based in west london.

Job Description

The job of the criminal legal secretary is to provide excellent support to fee earners in their development of relationships with clients by being able to draft friendly and enthusiastic communications with clients and to maintain accurate client contact details.

Answering telephones promptly in a professional, cheerful and helpful manner at all times, and having a thorough knowledge of the operation of the Firm's Mitel telephones and their various functions and capability.

Advanced use of Microsoft Outlook, specifically fee earner diary management and travel arrangements, meeting room and car parking bookings, and professional support in fee earner communications with clients.

Basic knowledge of adding and editing client and contact details in the Firm's Client Relationship Management system (CRM).

Proactive and knowledgeable approach in respect of all new work enquiries.

Assistance in preparing fee earners for client meetings through availability of relevant files and documents.

File opening and closing

The criminal legal secretary needs to be responsible for the accurate and complete setting-up, administration and closing of client files.

Proficient use of the Firm's DNA accounts system used for recording key client and matter information and settings.

Accurate completion of business source codes and narrative for all new matters created using DNA.

Ensuring fee earner compliance with all relevant risk management requirements on file opening and closing, including records of conflict checking, anti-money laundering checks, client care letters/terms and conditions, file management checklists and large value retainers.

Thorough knowledge of and timely adherence to the Firm's physical file archiving procedures, including the use of temporary storage of files.

Financial support

The Successful Applicant

To work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards of the profession

Comply with procedures set out in the Office Manual

Carry out duties given by the partners or employees faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions

To participate in the growth and development of the department / firm

Treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential

Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law

This position is based in West London

What's on Offer

Permanent role for a criminal legal secretary, based in West London starting ASAP.

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