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Legal Assistant - Private Client - Lichfield

We are looking for an experienced legal assistant to join our Private Client team based at our office in Lichfield on a Fixed Term Contract.

To be successful you will have a strong secretarial and administration background. In addition, you will be a well organised self-starter who is able to work independently to ensure that tasks are completed to a high standard. Confidence in dealing with clients in a professional manner, both on the telephone and in person, is essential.

Key tasks include but not limited to:

1. Preparing initial contact with new clients, and dealing with all online enquiries for the Midlands area.

2. Deal with routine client correspondence.

3. Providing monthly client updates on matter progression.

4. Providing monthly costs for matters.

5. Managing matter lists.

6. Preparing bills and managing debtor lists.

7. Managing archiving of matters.

8. Opening, closing and ongoing orderly maintainance of all files in accordance with firm’s quality standards and Lexcel compliance.

9. Handling correspondence from from court and Land registry.

10. Preparing bills for the Midlands area.

11. Responsible for the organisation, safe custodian and release of Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney’s, Probates and other associated legal documents.

12. Attend to clients both in person and on the telephone in a manner in keeping with the firm’s high standard of client care.

13. Create and maintain client records on the firm’s database ensuring that all correspondence and file notes are recorded on the system, in accordance with HCB’s and Lexcel’s requirements.

14. Ability to liaise with other departments and offices across HCB Network.

15. Produce client correspondence and enclosures for mailing including client bills.

16. Ensure the confidentiality of the client and firm’s information and documentation at all times.

17. Maintain client hard copy files including copying, storage and retrieval of information.

18. Request payments, record receipts of client monies. And liaising with the accounts department

19. Handling overflow client calls

20. Other duties as required to ensure the efficent running of the office.

21. Managing of the Midlands area team diaries.

 


Hours: Mon – Fri 09.00 – 17.15

Holiday: 25 days plus Bank Holidays

Salary: Dependent on experience

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: £19,000.00-£21,000.00 per year


To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to Lisa Syrett - lisasyrett@hcbgroup.com