Legal Secretary (Part Time)

Date Posted: 28/01/2020

Location: Glasgow

Job Description

Position: Part Time (3 days per week) / Permanent

Aberdein Considine’s Glasgow office are looking for an experienced part time Legal Secretary to provide support to the family law solicitors and assist in the smooth running of the Department.

ROLE OF DEPARTMENT

  • Representing private clients in a variety of family law and personal matters including separation / divorce, child related matters, adoption, cohabitation and pre-marriage contracts.
JOB PURPOSE
  • To provide support to the family law solicitors and assist in the smooth running of the Department.
  • To maintain good reputation among clients and other professionals.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Answering telephone calls and taking new client queries
  • Diary management, including arranging appointments and travel
  • Administrative duties
  • Pro-active email management on behalf of fee earners
  • Pro-active management of files on electronic document management system; and papers files
  • Transcribing audio dictation
  • Preparing legal documents, court documents and correspondence
  • Preparation of terms of engagement 
  • Preparation and management of fees

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Desirable
  • Further education qualification, with legal content  

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of working in a legal environment, in the area of family law
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good IT skills
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft applications; word; outlook; electronic document management systems (eg visual files; worksite); excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure

KNOWLEDGE

Essential 
  • Good knowledge of family law court forms, court documents and court procedures

APTITUDES

Essential
  • Ability to use initiative and able to work independently
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Business Acumen


How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN