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Court of Protection Legal Secretary Full Time

at Ashville Knight Recruitment London in London (Published at 28-09-2021)

Court of Protection Legal Secretary


Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Full time, in the office


This well-established Legal 500 and highly accredited practice are looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to join their highly regarded Court of Protection team to provide support and assist fee-earners in a busy role covering a range of Court?


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Court of Protection Legal Secretary


Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Full time, in the office


This well-established Legal 500 and highly accredited practice are looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to join their highly regarded Court of Protection team to provide support and assist fee-earners in a busy role covering a range of Court of Protection matters.


Main Duties:


  • To assist in the provision of administrative and legal services for clients.

  • Attend clients at hospitals, care homes and in their home.

  • Provide friendly day to day contact with clients and an efficient service for their individual lifestyle requirements.

  • Produce plain English letters, witness statements, court applications and other documents as required.

  • Make regular payments to clients and keep accurate schedules of these payments. Also forecast forward spending and creating of budgets.

  • Manage professionally and confidentially, written and telephone correspondence with clients, other solicitors and third parties.

  • Delegate and supervise tasks where appropriate.

  • To assist where requested the provision of legal advice to clients, under supervision. Take notes in client meetings.

  • Continue to develop your legal ability.


Personal Characteristics:


  • Strong organisational and time management skills are required as the role will involve the efficient and cost effective management of multiple files, often working to strict deadlines;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to demonstrate understanding of our clients? needs and expectations;

  • Good communications skills are also crucial as the successful candidate will have regular client contact and will often be required to explain complex areas of law in a simple and coherent way.

  • Focussed attention to detail, speed and accuracy are important for all written documentation;

  • The candidate should be a team player and contribute to the continued success of the team


Desirable Skills:


  • At least 2 years legal secretarial experience in Family, Private Client or Court of Protection.

  • Excellent IT skills, in particular Microsoft Office

  • Great literacy and numeracy skills

  • Strong telephone and face to face skills

  • Interested in legal matters


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