Legal Secretary (Commercial Property)

Nockolds Solicitors is a progressive, award winning, leading regional Law Firm with offices in Bishop’s Stortford and London and we are now looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to join our Commercial Property team in Bishop’s Stortford.

The successful candidate will provide secretarial and administrative support to the Commercial Property team.  The main responsibilities will include:

  • Audio typing from digital dictation to include checking that all correspondence and documents are correct and in the in-house style prior to sending.
  • Responding to clients in person and/or by telephone in a professional way to include being able to respond appropriately on the current state of any file.
  • Diary management- to make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain a diary to be checked against the fee earner on a daily basis.
  • File and case management, bill preparation
  • Building and maintaining knowledge of clients and their matters, and the work in general

You will have significant and current experience working within a Commercial Property team ideally in a comparable role.  You will have a professional ‘can do’ attitude and outlook, be discreet appreciating the absolute confidentiality in everything you do.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have the ability to pick up new systems quickly and be adaptable to different ways of working
  • Be comfortable working in a team or on your own initiative and will be willing to go the extra mile for clients and colleagues
  • Be emotionally intelligent with a sympathetic and professional manner
  • Pre-empt problems and identify solutions
  • Be assured, confident and presentable
  • Be able to hold the respect and confidence of your colleagues
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach to your work
  • Be very well organised and able to prioritise
  • Have excellent attention to detail

Benefits include a competitive salary, 22 days holiday, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, health cover, subsidised parking, and a discretionary annual bonus.