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Legal Secretary - Real Estate

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£34,000 - £37,500
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Ella Britton

A leading Commercial Law firm in the City of London has an exciting opportunity for a Real Estate Legal Secretary to join the firm to provide a high quality and client focussed secretarial service to the Fee Earners covering Residential and Commercial Property matters.

The Legal Secretaries are an integral part of the team and the successful candidate can expect a varied workload requiring excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritise workloads, attention to detail as well as excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).

The successful candidate will have proven experience as a Legal Secretary, or similar, and will possess a thorough understanding and working knowledge of conveyancing processes and will be familiar with HMLR & SDLT.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Accurate and timely file opening, including completion of full client and contact details on Lawsoft and client care letter.
  • Conducting property searches, completing HMLR forms and SDLT processes.
  • Maintain files including timely filing and archiving.
  • Timely and accurate typing of documentation as requested via BigHand or other.
  • Maintaining departmental and individual fee earner diaries/calendars as requested.
  • Ensuring swift response to client enquiries in the event of fee earner absence and making attendance notes promptly for the file of all contact with clients and others on case work.
  • Supporting monthly billing.
  • Updating data rooms, as necessary
  • Booking meetings, courses and travel arrangements.
  • Liaison with internal and external contacts and clients as requested.
  • Scanning and photocopying as necessary.
  • Liaising and working effectively with other secretaries (particularly those with direct responsibility to the Department), including arranging handovers at all times necessary and planning cover for absences.

Candidates will need to have previous experience as a Legal Secretary within property and have the ability to independently draft standard conveyancing documents and be a confident user with SDLT processes and HMLR portal.

For further information on this role and to discuss further, please contact Ella Britton

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