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  • Job reference: EC0103FAMMANC
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: Legal Secretary

Location: Manchester
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Area of Expertise: Family Law
Salary: £competitive DOE

This is a fantastic opportunity for a family secretary to work within a well-established and dynamic law firm in the North West. Their family law department is experiencing a period of growth and an increasing caseload of highly interesting work. You will be working within the family law department as a Legal Secretary to assist on both standard and non-standard family law issues including child care cases. The ideal candidate will have experience of using the Client and Cost Management System and experience of Legal Aid cases.

*Assist on publicly funded Legal Aid cases
*Assist on general family law issues
*Assist on childcare, non-molestation and injunction cases
*Actively participate in business development.
*Keep up to date on legislative changes and identify and undertake any training and development as required
*Produce accurate correspondence and legal documentation via audio and copy typing in accordance with the Firm's guidelines including legal forms, documents and letters.
*Liaise with clients
*Respond to telephone enquiries and manage fee earner diaries and transport and accommodation using Microsoft Outlook.
*Adherence to good administration including filing, production of bills, producing legal bundles and presentations, marketing and business development.
*Develop relationships with clients and their support staff.
*Support and offer guidance to other team members.
*Review efficiency of procedures and suggest improvements.

*At least 3 years' experience in family law
*Experience and knowledge of CCMS and Legal Aid essential
*Proactive and enthusiastic.
*Client-focused and solution-orientated.
*Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
*Team player
*Ability to use different case management systems and learn unfamiliar ones quickly.

The benefits of working through Service Care Legal:
*Exceptional referral bonuses
*Specialist legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
*Nationwide provider of legal staff to Private Sector and Public Sector organisations

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

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