Legal Secretary

Job Ref: 167049
Sector: Personal/Executive Assistants
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 12 September 2019
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England King Street Manchester Greater Manchester M26AW
  • £27,000 - £28,000 per Annum
  • Tate
  • 0161 828 5402

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Legal Secretary

Salary: £27k

Immediate start

We have a fantastic opportunity, within one of our more outstanding legal client's H&S team. This role would suit an experienced Legal Secretary and equally, an EA/PA, coming from a professional services background. You will be working within a team of secretaries, supporting an equity partner. Based in central Manchester, their exceptional offices are easily reachable by all modes of transport.

A Legal Secretary is an integral part of the fee earning teams. You provide a high level of professional support to Partners and Fee Earners and undertake a wide range of activities. You will be expected to take on complex tasks, support projects, and provide departmental secretarial support, as well as playing a critical role in managing daily administration for stakeholders.


  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of clients, live matters and projects;
  • Understand priorities, potential issues, sensitivities and key clients and practically apply this knowledge to support Partners and Fee Earners across a range of activities;
  • Act as the key liaison point between clients (both internal and external) and take full responsibility for handling incoming queries/issues. Assess, prioritise and follow up requests and actions, whilst managing clients' expectations;
  • Provide effective mailbox management on behalf of Partners and Fee earners; screen communications to act as a gatekeeper, draft emails and basic responses where possible; ensure all requests are followed up in an accurate and timely manner and escalated when necessary;
  • Robust and detailed diary management; coordinate and arrange meetings to best utilise time; proactively manage diary conflicts and ensure Partners and Fee Earners are prepared in advance of meetings with all associated documentation and details;
  • Suggest and arrange keep in touch client visits/other meetings;
  • Manage contacts in Outlook and InterAction ensuring post meeting follow ups occur;
  • Arrange travel effectively and efficiently; plan for contingencies and anticipate additional requirements. Build extensive knowledge of Partner and Fee Earner preferences;
  • Draft emails and letters on behalf of Partners and Fee Earners where applicable;
  • Establish and maintain an efficient, effective and up to date paper and electronic filing system and other administration systems with the ability to quickly store and retrieve key documents;
  • Carry out advanced research and/or request information from relevant support teams to provide detailed information regarding clients and companies where required
  • Support projects and work streams and manage delivery of tasks to timescales;
  • Assist with organisation, administration, co-ordination and logistics for small events and conferences as well as internal seminars and meetings;
  • Has full knowledge of work streams from inception to completion;
  • Regularly facilitate knowledge sharing within the team and ensures relevant information is disseminated accordingly;
  • Operate an effective aide memoire system to prompt Partners and Fee Earners to meet all deadlines;
  • Proactively build a professional network with key stakeholders and support teams within the business;
  • Financial Management Support
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of Partners and Fee Earners' workload and a high level knowledge of the firm's billing processes, ensuring detailed information is entered in a timely manner to meet submission deadlines;
  • Participate in WIP discussions where required to provide financial information and to develop an in-depth knowledge of the client's billing requirements;
  • Prepare and manage the billing process using the 3E software;
  • Drafting routine billing correspondence and covering letters and ensuring bills are sent out in a timely manner and comply with any relevant client SLAs;
  • Liaise with Credit Control team where required regarding outstanding bills and follow up on behalf of the Partner and Fee earners;
  • Ensure client monies are returned at the end of the transaction;


  • £27k basic
  • Private healthcare
  • 33 days annual leave, rising after a year of service
  • Pension contribution
  • Free gym membership
  • Flexible working hours
  • Life assurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 35 hour working week - 09:15 - 17:15
  • + many more benefits

A successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across functions
  • Professional, self-motivated and disciplined individual with excellent problem solving skills
  • A calm, clear thinker with keen attention to detail; a multi-tasker who enjoys a fast-paced working environment
  • A desire to take ownership and see a task through to completion
  • Excellent customer service skills with a positive can do attitude
  • Strong organisational skills with experience of managing end to end tasks that require multiple touch points

If you are interested in this position, contact me today and send me across an up to date CV. Interviews will be held, on the week commencing the 19th.

0161 828 5400

Legal / secretary / ea / pa / professional / services / personal / assistant /

Tate is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

12/10/2019 10:34:37
GBP 27000 27000