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Residential Property Legal Secretary

Our client one of the leading regional law firms in London and South East LEXCEL accredited. Offering a full range of legal advice to business and individual clients, have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Residential Property Legal Secretary . To join their busy property department based in Hornchurch you will have experience with either Residential or Commercial Property or both.

The Role

• To provide secretarial support to the property fee earner
• Screening incoming calls
• Dealing with new business opportunities so that these are processed efficiently helping to ensure the continued success of the property department
• Audio typing using digital dictation
• Diary management , booking rooms and arranging meetings
• Using case management system
• Liaise with clients, solicitors, Estate agents and mortgage lenders
• Providing quotations , sending out client care letters
• Deal with client queries, and take instruction from clients
• Amend and reformat documents
• Apply for searches using on line services including land registry
• Using HRMC website to complete stamp duty land tax forms
• Deal with post completion matters
• Maintain client files, opening and closing of files
• Maintain the filing system
• Assist fee earners in the maintenance of client accounts
• Provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required

Experience required:
• Recent Residential or Commercial Property legal secretarial experience essential
• Fast and accurate audio typing skills, including Digital dictation
• Experience with Microsoft office , word, outlook, Excel
• Able to prioritise and multitask
• Excellent telephone manor
• Possess the ability to deal with client queries when fee earners are out of the office
• Friendly working environment
• Competitive salary
• Hours Monday to Friday 9am- 5.30pm


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