FTC Legal Secretary

Leeds – £20,000 - £25,000

My client, a very reputable and forward thinking law firm, are currently recruiting for a Property Legal Secretary on a 9-12 Month Fixed Term Contract to cover a maternity leave.


Maintain fee earner diary and be aware of fee earner's day to day commitments.
Preparation of inward and outward post.
Alert and agree with fee earner, any changes in circumstance and priority with regard to workload.
Preparation, submission and downloading of property searches using TM Property Searches.
Preparation and submission of Stamp Duty Land Tax forms using the SDLT website.
Produce / assist in the completion of monthly bills.
Use precedents as directed and delegated by fee earner to prepare and draft documents as directed and supervised be fee earner.
Be fully conversant with all Microsoft Packages to an advanced level.
Be proficient in document preparation including house style, schedule levels, stripping out and re-formatting documents, table of contents, formulas, track changes, document comparison packages.
Facilitating/ organising room bookings, accommodation, travel tickets, the booking of telephone conference calls and video conferences.
Undertake any reasonable request not particularised above that reasonable arises from the business activities of the fee earner and other members of the unit.

Required experience, skills and attributes

You can screen and prioritise calls, including voicemail messages, to fee earner.
You have a professional telephone and you are able to retrieve and transcribe as appropriate voicemail messages left for fee earner.
In fee earner's absence you can reasonably assist by returning calls and emails to deal with enquiries when suitable.
You can provide the fee earner with fast and accurate typed material.
You can create and maintain information relating to clients and their matters.
You ensure the correct inputting and submission of time recording.
You will open files in a timely manner ensuring all relevant money laundering documentation is completed to comply with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.

If you wish to be considered urgently then please apply above.

Please contact Riley Hindson, Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

Douglas Scott are a legal recruitment expert and the UK's leading law firms trust us with their legal vacancies. We are a regulated recruitment consultancy and will discuss this role and seek your approval before submitting an application directly to the decision maker.

Please see our website www.douglas-scott.co.uk for more Legal IT positions.

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Riley Hindson

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360


Riley joined our Locum team in 2019 with a focus on temporary and contract positions across the legal sector working with candidates of all levels from both non-qualified and qualified backgrounds. Before Douglas Scott Riley worked in the industrial sector of recruitment and studied a fashion degree at Leeds Arts University.

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Legal Support, Residential Conveyancing, Property Litigation
  • Type: Business Support, Private Practice
  • Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
  • Term: Temp/Contract
  • Location: Leeds
  • Reference: J54742

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