LEGAL PA - CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE & LEGAL SECRETARY – PERSONAL INJURY

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Salary: Competitive

Legal PA - Clinical Negligence & Legal Secretary – Personal Injury Location: Manchester Salary: Up to £30,000 My client is an award-winning law firm that serves clients nationwide. They are ranked highly in the Top 200 UK Law firms and are a Legal 500 Recognised Leading Firm, and have a 5-star ranking with Trust Pilot. They are currently recruiting for a Clinical Negligence Legal PA as well as a Personal Injury Legal Secretary, to be based in their Manchester office. The ideal candidate must have previous experience working as a Legal Secretary or Legal PA. We are open to Legal Secretaries from all backgrounds for the Secretarial role however candidates for the PA role will need to Clinical Negligence experience. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, and a strong command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar are both essential. An audio typing speed of 65+ wpm is a distinct advantage. Key Responsibilities * To prepare correspondence and documents through audiotyping and word processing. * To administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedure contained in the Office Manual. * To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch if required. * To arrange for all copying to be done, in person if the admin assistant is not available to undertake the task. * To make appointments, arrange meetings and to manage the fee earner diaries * To provide support to other secretaries and the administration team as required. * To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care. * To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information. Person specification Essential * Legal Secretary or Legal PA experience * Excellent command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar * Computer literate with excellent word processing and audio typing skills * Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner. * Experience of dealing with Clinical Negligence matters is required for the PA role Desirable * Knowledge of the Proclaim case management system * Experience of working in a Personal Injury law firm, or civil litigation firm would be desirable but is not essential as training can be given * Audio typing speed of 65+ words per minute * Experience of working with court forms and creating pleadings * Experience of digital dictation, ideally Big Hand Benefits: * Hybrid working available after a probation period. * 23 days holiday a year, rising to 26 days (3 days reserved for Christmas closure of the office) * 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 * Attending fee earner meetings and training sessions (every other month) * 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

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