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Legal Secretary Commercial Residential Property 6 Month Contract

Ref: DCP-RCC Salary: £19,000 Contract Type: ContractLocation: Canterbury

Legal Secretary Commercial Residential Property 6 Month Contract

Recruitment Solutions Folkestone Ltd are now recruiting for a Legal secretary with Commercial Residential and Property experience for our highly respectable and well know client in East Kent, based in their Canterbury Branch. This is a 6 month Fixed term contract.

You MUST have 2-3 years recent working knowledge of the residential conveyancing process.


Key purpose of the role is to provide secretarial and administrative support to the partner and department. Hours Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17:00 with an immediate start date and competitive salary. 

Are you looking for a role that encompasses variety and stability? Then please read on………

All About the Role 

Providing full secretarial support to Fee Earner and department, including arranging appointments, dealing with client queries in person and by phone, together with preparation of correspondence and documents by audio typing via the digital dictation system

Filing, photocopying and opening/closing client files in a timely manner

Handling all aspects of a sale and purchase transaction including ordering and investigating searches, official copies and Companies House documents, dealing with exchange and completion

Drafting documents such as lease extensions, deeds, completion statements and Land Registry forms

Handling Stamp Duty Land Tax requirements including calculations, submissions and payments;
Liaising with clients and agents as necessary

Maintaining and coordinating Partner’s diary and diary notes and reporting on these as necessary
Regular consideration of client files and liaising with Partner on any action required

Work as a member of the secretarial team; answering incoming calls, greeting visitors to Reception on occasion, collection/delivery of daily incoming/outgoing post and DX, and any other general office administrative duties as required. 

Compliance with all the Firm’s relevant policies and procedures

All About you 
Relevant and RECENT secretarial experience gained from within a busy legal practice 
No formal qualifications are required (CILEX Legal Secretarial Diploma or equivalent would be an advantage)
Good all round education; both literate and numerate
Competent in the use of MS Word and Outlook (Professional) gained in a working environment, preferably the legal industry
Accurate in producing good quality correspondence
Proficient audio typist 
Familiar with transcription via Digital Dictation (desirable)
Familiarity with using a Practice Management System (Legal Office/Videss

Regrettably, we are currently unable to consider any speculative CV’s, please only apply if you fully match the skills and experience required. If you have not had contact from us within 72 hours of your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Daniella Challinor Pettit

Tel: 01303 220844


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