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Legal Secretary, Personal Injury

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Front-Line Talent, Legal
  • Contact: Sally Brearley
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2755
  • Expiry Date: 18 April 2024
  • Job Ref: 11550/SBR

Legal Secretary - Personal Injury

Up to £27,000 per annum


You will be working in a pool of legal secretaries assisting a number of Fee Earners. The job is varied with not just typing and file management, but preparing bundles, taking and making calls to clients, arranging meetings & conferences. We are heading towards being a paperless office but there still will be some filing


About the job:

  • Working in a pool of legal secretaries assisting a number of Fee Earners.

  • You will be working in one stream of work either road traffic accidents, employers' liability, occupiers & public liability or clinical negligence.

  • Preparing correspondence and documents including pleadings and court bundles.

  • Photocopying and scanning documents (with assistance from Administration team if needed).

  • Take and make calls to clients and others in a professional and friendly manner.

  • Make appointments, arrange meetings and liaise with lawyers, clients, Counsel and others.

  • Supporting other secretaries and the administration team as required.

  • Helping to update the Proclaim case management system where possible.

  • We are heading towards being a paperless office but there still will be some filing.


Person Specific:

  • It's really important that you have some experience working as a legal secretary, but we are happy to teach you all about personal injury.

  • An excellent command of spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grade C and above at GCSE for English and Maths as a minimum)

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, if you have knowledge of the Proclaim case management system that would be even better.

  • Audio typing skills of 65+wpm, ideally with digital dictation experience.

  • Ability to prioritise daily workload/good time management skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner.


Salary, Hours & Benefits:

  • Salary dependent on experience.

  • Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday but we are happy to consider alternative arrangements and reduced hours, please tell us upon application what you are looking for.

  • 3/2 alternative working from home pattern staff after probation

  • 23 days holiday a year, rising to 26

  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service

  • Extra day's holiday for your birthday after 2 years' service.

  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years' service

  • Death in Service - 2 x salary

  • Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget.

  • Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion.

  • Netball / Football team, 10km Manchester team and more.

  • Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenure

  • Other benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, free fruit & annual flu jab


Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities. If you would like this job advertisement in an alternative format, please contact MERJE directly.