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Legal Secretary (Private Wealth) Full Time

at Foot Anstey LLP Southampton in Southampton (Published at 23-09-2021)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join us in our UK Tax & Wealth Planning team in our Southampton office. This is a rapidly growing area of our firm and you can expect lots of opportunity to develop your skill set and to be involved in some interesting and challenging work. Also, with a huge technology agenda on the horizon for the Foot Anstey group, you will be exposed to new and creative ways of working which will enhance not only your IT ability but allow for a more client focused approach.

What you'll do:

  • File management tasks to ensure full compliance with practices including, Lexcel, Code of Conduct, and anti-Money Laundering

  • Produce and amend precedent letters and House-style documents

  • Take responsibility for all travel and diary management and ensuring the fee earners have everything required for their meetings

  • Respond to queries from clients and other stakeholders on behalf of your fee earners, ensuring excellent and clear communication at all times

What we're looking for:

  • A proven track record of providing high quality administration / secretarial support within a legal/professional services environment

  • Strong Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills

  • Excellent organisational, communication and stakeholder management skills

  • The ability to deal with highly confidential information with tact and sensitivity

Why Foot Anstey?
Foot Anstey is one of the UK's fastest growing law firms. We believe in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions. We are on an exciting journey to become our clients' most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values of collaboration over convention, championing aspiration, being refreshingly human, embracing entrepreneurial spirit and delivering integrated thinking guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.
Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Retail & Consumer, Financial Services, Energy & Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.
Our people are critical to our success. We help our employees achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment.

We are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies. Over 40% of our employees have a permanent flexible working pattern, which is something that we actively encourage. Due to the pandemic, the majority of our employees are currently working on a flexible, remote basis. We anticipate a gradual return to our offices over the upcoming months in line with Government guidance.

The recruitment process

We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for a role. We will acknowledge your application immediately and we will respond within 7 days regardless of outcome. We review applications on a rolling basis and will move to shortlist as soon as possible. Typically we undertake a two interview stage process. Throughout the process you will receive ample information about us and the role.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard in 2018 and to successfully renew this in 2021. That's why this is right at the heart of our priorities. This goes beyond our policies ? it's something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership.

'Powering your ambition' is the statement that summarises what we stand for as a firm. It means that we aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us. As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer the diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

If you have any questions about the role or your application, please contact Sophie Russell, Recruitment Administrator at [email protected]

And finally...

Good luck!

Foot Anstey. Powering Your Ambition.

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