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Legal Assistant - Commercial Property - Leigh / Walkden / Westhoughton

HCB Solicitors are currently looking for an experienced Legal Assistant/Secretary to support a Solicitor in the growing Commercial Property department at our Leigh, Walkden or Westhoughton office.

 
Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain Fee Earner’s diaries arranging meetings and appointments
  • Deal with routine client correspondence and queries
  • Opening and closing files
  • Attend to clients both in person and on the telephone in a manner in keeping with the firm’s 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
  • Produce client correspondence and enclosures for mailing including client bills
  • 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
  • Produce client correspondence via dictated notes
  • Submitting SDLT forms to HMRC 
  • Submitting applications to register properties with Land Registry 
  • Assisting with drafting Contract Packs, Transfer Forms and other legal documents
  • Reception Cover as and when needed / advised

 
 Person Specification

The ideal candidate:

  • Previous experience working as a Legal Assistant/Secretary
  • Great communication skills and an ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work under time constraints and prioritise work load
  • Able to handle sensitive matters discreetly
  • Good organisation skills with a methodical approach
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Deliver excellent service to clients and colleagues

To apply for this position, please email your CV to Julie Lloyd-Scott - julielloydscott@hcbgroup.com