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Legal Secretary

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (£23k - 25k per year)

Role Outline

We are seeking skilled professional secretaries who can work collaboratively with like-minded career focused professionals.

In return, your talents will be rewarded with the opportunity to work within a supportive and encouraging team dynamic.

Our Client operates on a national and international basis and as such can offer the scope to become involved in a broad range of business transactions and strategies. They can offer a genuine and exciting opportunity to take your secretarial career to a higher level.

Key Duties

  • Providing the full range of secretarial and administrative support to a team of legal advisers and key clients
  • Dealing with and screening calls for legal advisers; delivering a positive client experience
  • Management of emails and correspondence
  • Acting as liaison point for clients and colleagues
  • Highly proactive and responsive diary management
  • Organising internal and external meetings
  • Organising travel, business trips, itineraries and events
  • Dealing with expenses claims for legal advisers
  • Providing a full financial administration service to support legal advisers; preparing bills and liaising with the offshore Finance team, management of payments, receipts and transfers, dealing with arising queries and issues
  • Client and Business Development support - contributing to the development of the business and delivering excellent service to clients.
  • Producing high quality legal documents correspondence and presentations using the MS Office suite and in-house tools using the appropriate resources
  • Support of Principals - using strong organisational skills to ensure that legal advisers have all the information they require.
  • File opening and closing; ensuring both physical and electronic client and internal files are properly maintained together with paper and electronic filing
  • Working as part of a wider secretarial team; supporting and covering for other secretaries and their legal advisers as needed


Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate previous experience as a Legal Secretary or as a Senior Administrator. Strong typing skills are required alongside excellent MS Office skills. Experience in financial administration would also be an advantage.  

It is expected that, with limited supervision, you will be able to proactively support a team of legal advisers/partners/key clients and produce high quality documents, manage extremely busy diaries, arrange complex travel itineraries and have an enthusiastic approach to dealing with day to day tasks and longer term initiatives/projects.

Additional Information

Location: Cambridge City (no parking)

Vacancy Type: Contract

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 doe

Hours: Full-time

Ref: 183/17

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