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Legal Assistant - Various - Leicester

Wer are looking for an an experienced Legal Assistant to join our Leicester office working with existing support team for the Litigation, Private Client and Conveyancing teams. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Dealing with queries raised by clients, solicitors and other involved parties
  • Making detailed attendance notes of all correspondence
  • Opening/closing files, keeping files updated with correspondence (electronic and hard copy) and ensuring compliance with SRA regulations/firm style
  • Administrative support (including photocopying and scanning etc)
  • Drafting basic letters and preparing/submitting basic legal documents
  • Completing legal forms, registering legal documents and submitting applications to the Court
  • Maintaining contact lists and calendars for fee earners
  • Monitoring deadlines
  • Preparing bundles/ebundles for Court
  • Searches and registering Wills with Certainty
  • Preparing and submitting bills to the finance team for fee earners
  • Preparing Estate Accounts on Excel
  • Preparing quotes to clients and drafting completion statements
  • Assist Fee Earner in preparing report on title, report on mortgage and search report for clients
  • Raising enquiries and replying to requisitions
  • Carry out searches online
  • Use Land Registry portal to submit registrations, replying to requisitions and ordering official copies, leases and title plans
  • Generate Stamp Duty Land Tax calculations and submit applications
  • Drafting forms such as AP1s and TP/TR1s
  • Preparing and submitting bills to the finance team for fee earners
  • Reception cover
  • Preparing and taking the banking and post.

Requirements for this role include:

  • Preferably previous work experience as legal assistant/secretary
  • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
  • Advanced computer literacy (word, excel, outlook)
  • Working knowledge of case management software
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills

  • Full time
  • 25 days holiday + BHs.
  • Attractive salary dependent on experience.
  • Annual bonus related to achievement of fee income targets
  • Monthly holiday bonus scheme (extra days holiday for each monthly income target achieved)
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • This role will be working within a friendly, well established and approachable team.

To Apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering note to Lindsay Carter - lindsaycarter@hcbgroup.com