We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Legal Secretary to join our Family Care team based at our York office. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate to develop their career in a growing firm with genuine long term opportunities for development.
You will be responsible for: Preparing correspondence and documents through audio typing as well as amending and formatting complex documents. Attending clients both in person and over the phone and provide assistance in a professional and friendly manner. Take messages, book meetings and appointments and maintaining an up to date diary for Fee Earners. Administering files as well as opening files on case management system and their day to day maintenance – making best use of Proclaim to ensure maximum efficiency. Providing support to other secretaries and Fee Earners when necessary.
About You At Crombie Wilkinson we put great emphasis on our values. Our values underpin our strategy and we want to ensure that every member of the team embraces them to further our ambitions for our business, our people and our clients. You will be searching for a role where you can build experience, continuously learn and improve and take your career to the next level.
To be successful in this role you will: A good understanding and experience within family and care matters, particularly monitoring the Legal Aid Certificate aspect of Care matters is desirable. The ability to think and react quickly and caringly (balancing rules, regulations, risks, client interests and revenues) An understanding of CCMS and legal aid would be desirable. Experience in audio and copy typing Experience of use of IT systems; digital dictation, case management, MS Word and Outlook Ability to work with initiative and minimum supervision ‘Can Do’ and flexible approach and team player Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both face to face and over the phone Integrity to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
About Us Crombie Wilkinson is one of North Yorkshire’s largest and most long-established firms. First established in the 1800s and in its current form in 1991, the firm now comprises of around 120 staff including 14 Directors and 45 Legal Advisors. With offices in York, Selby, Malton and Pickering, we are uniquely placed to serve the region with a comprehensive and high-quality legal service and we place much importance on our local knowledge, as well as our speedy and personal service and our down to earth approach.
We are an ambitious firm, with high standards of client care. We are also passionate about developing our people and we are both Lexcel and Investors in People accredited.
Interested? We offer a competitive salary and benefits package – which includes 25 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays), a health cash plan and a company pension. Department: Family Contract type: Permanent Hours: 35 Salary: Competitive