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Legal Secretary - Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Type: Permanent
Salary: £22,000 - 27,000 per annum
Location: Leeds

Owen Reed are recruiting for a Legal Secretary to join a top law firm in Leeds. The Legal Secretary will be working withing the Finance, Project and Restructuring team.

The Legal Secretary will take ownership for the efficient running of the team by role-modelling as an effective and responsible team member and act as workflow supervisor where required

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Take ownership for the efficient running of the team - acting as an senior team member by setting a good example to more junior team members
Play an active role in knowledge sharing with administrative staff to ensure growth and development
Act as workflow supervisor, when required, on a shared basis with other Senior Secretaries
Ensure urgent work is promptly completed or delegated to the appropriate team member
Ensure all work (other than confidential) is directed through the team and works hard to make sure fee earners follow this process
Delegate all junior level tasks to administrative resource assists the team in providing fee earners with effective and high quality secretarial support, enabling them to focus on providing the best legal services to clients
Undertake all aspects of the role using the most appropriate tools and resources for the task to meet deadlines
Demonstrate flexibility and proactively contribute to the team's success by actively seeking to improve working processes
Ensure all work is undertaken in the correct priority order
Devise a plan to share complex tasks which are time bound
Proactively engage with and assists fee earners regarding work requirements and encourages and supports all team members to utilise the team
Communicate with fee earners to keep them appraised of a task's status
Engage in mutual delegation of tasks between team members and assist the team to meet deadlines
Ensure clear and concise record keeping relating to tasks undertaken and correct filing of tasks and supporting materials (e.g. email instructions/discussions)
Follow team processes and procedures when undertaking tasks
Collaborate with team members on team processes, procedures and solutions - ensuring more junior members of the team understand and adhere to these
Actively participate in team meetings

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