Legal Secretary

Cordant People
Edinburgh, Midlothian
21000 - 23000
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The main focus of this role is to provide high level assistance to our clients legal advisers within the office across the Real Estate, Employment, Litigation and Employment Teams. We are looking for a highly motivated, committed, organised and experienced Legal Secretary, to provide an appropriate split of secretarial and administrative support.


-Proactive and efficient diary management, to include the organisation of internal and client meetings, Skype meetings and events.

- Submission of all expenses for your Legal Advisers.

- Utilisation of our resource teams i.e. centralised Document Production, Print Room and Administration teams.

- Proficient in audio typing of all correspondence, lengthy documents, reports, letters, minutes and pitch presentations.

- Maintaining the agreed E-filing structure for your Legal Advisers as well as successfully maintaining your own email account.

- Effective financial housekeeping, promptly dealing with any queries and managing monies in/out of the business.

- Timely client billing, taking a confident approach to complex non-standard client billing and adapting our reporting to the needs of our client.

- Dealing with emails, voicemails and queries when your Legal Adviser is out of the office, also recording time on their behalf where appropriate.

- Accurately ensure that client reporting is dealt with in a timely fashion and that it is delivered to them in the format they have requested.

Skills and experience:

Experience of managing the expectations of at least four or five busy Legal Advisers is essential offering solutions not problems to Lawyers at all levels.

- Able to deal with client billing, with a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach to finance queries.

- Highly motivated and able to stay calm under pressure.

- Takes a positive and can do approach.

- Key strength in prioritisation, with the ability to decide what is urgent, what can be sent to a resource team and what can wait until later in the day.

- Demonstrates flexibility and ability to use own initiative.

- A strong team player, able to develop relationships with your colleagues and key stakeholders around the business.

- Injects positivity and energy into the team, with a can do approach.

Key competencies:
- Highly motivated, accurate and works well under pressure.

- Excellent IT skills in a range of packages, not afraid to try new systems and ways of working.

- Seeks opportunity to grow and share knowledge with colleagues, learning about wider business activity.

- Focuses on solutions not problems, demonstrating a confidence in own ability.

- Uses initiative, anticipating what is needed and taking the appropriate action.

- Support and champion all local and firm wide initiatives.

- Seeks to provide outstanding levels of client service at all times, demonstrating a positive and professional image of the firm.

- Embrace change and support it positively within the team.

Cordant People is an equal opportunities employer.

As specialist recruitment professionals our consultants deliver to some of the most complex business environments. We integrate our recruitment capability, sector expertise and national coverage, to enable us to provide talented people across a wide spectrum of industry sectors.

We currently have 5 locations in Scotland - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Livingston, Stirling and Dundee.


Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer

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