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Legal Assistant - Northampton

We are currently recruiting for a full time experienced Legal Assistant to be based at our Northampton office. The role will be supporting our Wills and Probate / Private Client and Litigation 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
  • 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

Job Type: Full-time (Monday to Friday, 09:00 > 17:15)
25 days holiday + Bank Holidays.
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 to Lindsay Carter - lindsaycarter@hcbgroup.com