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Legal Assistant - Private Client - Leicester

We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join Wills and Probate / Private Client team at our Leicester office.

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
  • Searches and registering Wills with Certainty
  • Preparing and submitting bills to the finance team for fee earners
  • Preparing Estate Accounts on Excel
  • 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
  • Immediate start 

  • Hours - Monday to Friday, 09:00 > 17:15
  • 25 days holiday as well as bank holidays
  • Attractive salary dependent on experience.
  • Monthly holiday bonus scheme (extra days holiday for each monthly income target achieved for region)
  • 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 to Lindsay Carter - lindsaycarter@hcbgroup.com