Secretary - Corporate
Blake Morgan
Southampton, Great Britain
20d ago

Job Summary

Blake Morgan is one of the UK's leading full service law firms, with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast region.

We provide our clients with practical and straightforward legal advice whatever their regional, national and international requirements.

Our clients are commercial business, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private individuals.

Role Purpose

We are seeking an experienced and diligent legal secretary to provide full time support to our corporate transactional team in the Southampton office.

Seeking an organised and proactive individual with the ability to think on their feet and manage a large, demanding workload, the successful applicant must have previous legal experience and be able to demonstrate a range of administrative skills.

Comfortable in a fast paced environment working to tight deadlines, the secretary will be supporting a range of fee earners on large, high value transactions and must therefore be able to work well under pressure.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work the corporate transactional team undertake, discretion and professionalism are of the utmost importance at all times.

Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience supporting legal professionals to a high standard;
  • Minimum intermediate+ of Word, Outlook, Excel;
  • Accurate typing speed of at least 60 WPM;
  • High level of organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills - particularly telephone manner;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise a large workload;
  • Effective team player;
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude;
  • Ability to build client rapport and manage client expectations effectively; and
  • Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality.
  • Secretary Responsibilities :

  • To provide a comprehensive secretarial service to a range of fee earners including the team leader;
  • Providing a first point of contact for clients;
  • Diary management and event organisation;
  • Document formatting and production; and
  • Billing.
  • Our Culture and Environment

    We pride ourselves on our commitment and care for our staff, our clients and our communities and this commitment is written into Our Principles it's part of the way we like to do things.

    We work as one team and believe in supporting our colleagues to strengthen the firm. We act honestly and openly in all that we do.

    We care for our communities and encourage all our people to actively participate in our sports, social and charitable activities.

    We also offer opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and to progress within the firm via our Blake Morgan Academy.

    Blake Morgan strives to create and maintain a positive, non-discriminatory work environment. We will ensure that all applications for vacancies will be considered without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, colour, religion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

    Just some of the perks of working at Blake Morgan include :

  • Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls on a working day you will get this day off.
  • A sociable environment
  • Unlimited supply of tea and coffee
  • A great office space with an on-site restaurant
  • Monthly 'Friday Night Drinks'
  • Free parking / season ticket loan (office dependant)
  • How to Apply

    Please apply on our website through our online portal :

    https : / / blakemorgan.ciphr-irecruit.com / templates / CIPHR / job list.aspx

    If you have any questions, please email Nicole Laming on recruitment blakemorgan.co.uk or telephone on 023 9253 0393.

    Please note that we are currently only accepting CVs from instructed agencies and direct applicants.

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