Float Legal Secretary

Guildford – £25,000 - £28,000

Float Legal Secretary

Up to £28,000

All offices (Surrey)

A legal 500 firm are looking to recruit an experienced Legal Float Secretary on a full-time basis. The primary role of the Float Secretary is to provide support to fee earners during the absence of their PA/Secretary.

The fee earners concerned could be based at any of the firms offices, the locations being in the Surrey area with their head office being Guildford as well as (Epsom, Reigate, Leatherhead, Cranleigh, Fulham and Wimbledon) - any travel to other offices will be expensed.

The Float Secretary is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative, you will be trained on their systems and must have excellent typing skills and be proficient in Word and Outlook with high levels of accuracy.

Main Duties:
- Prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing
- Administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual
- Prepare mail and enclosures for dispatch
- Prepare the conference room for meetings
- Provide support to other secretaries as required
- Attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm's standards for client care
- Undertake on-line form filling requirements
- Operate the Firm's Case Management System

Experience RequiredL

- Substantial previous Legal Secretarial experience in Property, Family and Private Client
- Good IT skills in relevant packages
- Excellent typing skills

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Emily Flewitt

Senior Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071


Emily joined Douglas Scott in March 2017, initially as part of the Master Vendor team of consultants focusing on the recruitment for one specialised client account. Emily went on to join the National Support desk where she concentrated on business support roles within law firms. Currently Emily works on the London and South East region desk covering private practice and working with a range of small regional practices, boutique firms and larger national practices including well-established departments as well as emerging firms. Emily graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2016 and studied Criminology and Criminal Justice. Previous to this, she completed her A-levels in Business studies, ICT and Sociology. 

"Emily is extremely professional, helpful and really approachable. I found her a delight to communicate with. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t have put myself forward for a particular role. She deserves a big thank you for helping me."

Client Development Executive | London

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Family Law, Wills & Probate Law, Residential Conveyancing
  • Type: Business Support, Private Practice
  • Salary: £25,000 - £28,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Guildford
  • Reference: 37295485

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