Ella Britton

Senior Recruitment Consultant Phone: 01702 880 885

Essex and London support

With over 14 years in recruitment, Ella works closely with Law Firms throughout Essex, engaging with and placing legal support staff into the best regional Private Practices. Ella recruits Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, NQ Solicitors and any additional support staff in Top Legal 500 Firms and small boutiques.

Outside of work Ella lives with her husband and two children, Connie and Ethan, who keep her busy on her days off; either making mud pies or finding the best arts and crafts on Pinterest to keep them both entertained.




Property law - Conveyancing Assistant

£2,000 - £23,000

A busy law firm in Essex is looking for a Conveyancing Assistant to join the busy Residential Property Department on a full time basis.

The role will support the team and 2 Senior Lawyers managing clients and brokers expectations and helping to progress all the property correspondence.

Main duties will include but not limited to:

  • Handle completions and post completion work
  • Preparation of SDLT and Land Registry forms
  • Deal with post completion procedures and registrations
  • Draft legal documentation and correspondence
  • Issue regular updates with clients and estate agents
  • Ensure that files are up to date and all the information is accurately put on to the case management system

This is a great time to join a growing firm that will offer a competitive salary and a great working environment.

For further information please contact Ella Britton

Assistant Practice Manager

£20,000 - £24,000

A busy local Law firm has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Practice manager to support the team

The role will work closely supporting the Practice Manager to continue building upon the recent success of the firm, support the wider team and to help oversee day-to-day operations and processes.

The successful candidate will possess drive to develop the business and those around you, hold strong communication skills, an understanding of basic IT operations, be able to travel to any office, have strong administration, time management and organisational skills, be able to think on their feet in a busy working environment and able to multi-task, work hard and maintain high level of attention to detail when under pressure.

For further information please contact Ella Britton

Property law - Legal Secretary - Residential


A busy Essex Law firm is looking for an experienced Residential Property Legal Secretary to support the top Fee Earners on a day to day basis.

The role will provide full secretarial and administrative support, being fully involved in the work of the team and dealing with clients, in person and on the telephone.

The successful applicant will have previous secretarial experience and have the following attributes:

  • Previous experience in Residential Property/Conveyancing
  • Competent in using digital dictation software
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent attention to detail

This is a great opportunity to join a friendly firm who will offer a competitive salary and benefits package

For further details please contact Ella Britton

Property law - Experienced Legal Secretary - Conveyancing Team

up to £28,000

A busy Law Practice based in Southend on Sea is looking for an experienced Legal Secretary to join the Conveyancing team to support one of the Senior partners in his day to day duties.

The successful candidate will have gained a minimum of 2 years - experience within a similar role and will have strong communication skills as this will be key when liaising with clients, you must have a keen eye for detail and be able to work under minimal supervision.

The main duties will include but not limited to:
- Liaising with internal and external clients by email, telephone and face to face
- Digital dictation typing
- Management of diaries and meetings, to include room/zoom bookings.
- Opening and closing client files
- Good knowledge of Word and Excel programmes
- Managing files so they are easily accessible at all times
- Preparing of documentation bundles
- Liaising with Fee Earners to assist with queries
- Assisting with general administrative duties

This is a Full time position offering a highly competitive salary in a local well respected Law Firm.

For further information please contact Ella Britton

Private Client - Paralegal - Private Client

£20,000 - £28,000

A busy Law Firm in Chelmsford is expanding and looking for a Paralegal in the Private Client Department

Supporting the Senior Partner the successful candidate will be someone who is familiar with all the processes and procedures associated with the Private Client department and can start assisting from day one.

Main duties will include:

  • Providing full Paralegal duties producing correspondence and other documentation related to Private Client matters.
  • Maintenance of comprehensive and accurate client admin files.
  • Drafting of basic Wills, LPAs and Court of Protection applications.
  • Completion of forms relating to tax i.e., Inheritance Tax.
  • Production of attendance notes.
  • Support fee earners in marketing activities.
  • Meeting and greeting clients.
  • Handling telephone enquiries and directing accordingly.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Paralegal experience essential within Private Client
  • Fast, accurate typing ability, ideally using digital audio systems.
  • Experience of using case management system.
  • IT literate - Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook / Digital Audio software / Case Management.

For further information please contact Ella Britton

Property law - Conveyancing Assistant

£22,000 - £25,000

A top Legal 500 Law firm based in Southend is looking for an experienced Legal Secretary to join the Property team.

The role will support the Fee earners, liasing with clients on their behalf and providing day to day admin and Secretarial support; this will include:

  • Dealing with general enquiries,
  • Dealing with post completion matters and preparing paperwork.
  • Opening and closing client files,
  • Carrying out Land Registry searches,
  • Audio typing, digital dictation and managing diaries on behalf of the Conveyancers.

The firm are offering a competitive starting salary and generous benefits package.

Previous Conveyancing experience is a must along with excellent time management and organisational skills. The successful candidate will also have experience using case management systems, excel, Word and Outlook.

For further information please contact Ella Britton