LEGAL SECRETARY FAMILY

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Who are Buckles? With over 200 years of experience, Buckles Solicitors LLP is an award-winning firm, that provides world-class client experience and services on a comprehensive range of legal services to both businesses and individuals in the UK and internationally. Delivering effective and cost-efficient legal solutions from our offices based in Bristol, Cambridge, London, Nottingham, Peterborough, Stamford, Swindon, Paris, and Milan. We recognise that all this is possible due to our team of highly dedicated, enthusiastic professionals across our locations. We pride ourselves on providing a positive work environment where independent thinking and new ideas are actively encouraged and where every member of the team genuinely can make a difference. Buckles carries the LawNet Mark of Excellence and is Investor in People Gold accredited. We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and passionate Legal Secretary to join our Family Law team. The role will be based predominantly in our Cambridge office, with some travel from other offices, mainly Peterborough, and this will be paid by the firm. The position is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) permanent role, based in an office Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:30 with a 1-hour lunch each day. Purpose of the Role: Providing seamless legal services to clients and supporting a team of lawyers and secretaries. As the Legal Secretary you will be: Creating invoices and credit notes and completing monthly expenses. Sending client’s receipts of monies paid by card. Carrying out audits on lawyers’ files to ensure they are compliant with AML and SRA regulations. Amending documents and letters and keeping the document management system updated with any changes in client’s information. Working with Oyez Speech 7 to outsource documents, print from the ‘outsource’ tab if necessary and complete department dictations. Providing efficient diary and email management. Providing effective management of visitors and calls. Handling incoming and outgoing mail. Recording the teams Business Development activities. Managing communication with internal and external contacts ensuring that the HODs are informed of all matters. Preparing correspondence, presentations and documents when required. Providing ad hoc personal administrative assistance to all. Creating zylpha bundles when necessary. Covering other areas of support due to holidays/absence. Who is our ideal candidate? Highly organised person with great administration skills. Previous experience of working in a Family Law team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Have excellent planning and prioritisation skills. Good understanding of word for formatting, track changes etc. Ability to perform well under pressure to meeting necessary deadlines. Demonstrate and maintain a calm approach. Ability to be resourceful with good time management skills. Reward and development: Buckles recognise the success of every employee; working with you to ensure you have what you need to maximise your potential and develop your career. Alongside a host of development, professionally and personally, we offer some fantastic benefits, which include - 25 days annual leave + all UK Bank Holiday and your birthday off (or closest working day to your birthday) Big life event vouchers, including welcoming children to the family and getting married. A wide range of health and well-being offerings. Private healthcare options for you and your family. Healthcare cash back plans for you and your family. Enhanced pension. Ability to buy additional holiday – up to 5 days per year. Cycle to work scheme. Life Insurance – 4 x your annual salary. Electric Vehicle scheme To apply: Please submit a CV that demonstrates the skills and experience you have that is suitable for this role. We are an equal opportunity and disability-inclusive employer and value diversity across the firm. We do not discriminate based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or parental or caring status. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to the recruitment process. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email us and add the job title in the subject line of the email

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