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Legal Assistant - Private Client - North West

We are looking for an experienced legal assistant to join our Private Client team based in the Northwest to support two part time lawyers.

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:

  • Maintain Fee Earner’s diary to include  arranging meetings and appointments. 
  • Produce and deal with routine client correspondence, queries and accurate audio typing.
  • Opening, closing and ongoing orderly maintenance of all files in accordance with firm’s quality standards and Lexcel compliance.
  • Attend to clients both in person and on the telephone in a manner in keeping with the firm’s high standard of client care.
  • 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. 
  • Ability to liaise with and support other colleagues and offices across HCB Network.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the client and firm’s information and documentation  at all times.
  • Maintain client hard copy files including copying, storage and retrieval of information.
  • Request payments and record receipts of client monies. 
  • Other duties as required to ensure the efficient running of the office. 

The role and benefits:

  • Hours - Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:15
  • Position - Permanent
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Additional annual leave bonus scheme 
  • A very friendly and collaborative working environment
  • Location - One of our North West offices - Leigh, Warrington, Walkden, Westhoughton, Wigan

To apply for the position, please send your CV to James Paradeda - jamesparadeda@hcbgroup.com