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Jazz Personnel

Job Title:
Legal Secretary (Wills & Probate)
Monday 25th February 2019
Friday 26th April 2019
£17,000 - £18,000

Our Client, a leading regional law firm with an outstanding reputation, are currently recruiting an experienced Legal Secretary specialising within Wills and Probate, to be based within their Blackburn Branch.

 Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Accurately complete solicitors’ dictation as efficiently as possible
  • Answer incoming telephone calls in a timely manner
  • Direct all incoming enquiries to the correct fee earner, ensuring all messages are passed on accurately
  • Create and maintain clients’ files on the internal case management system
  • Set up physical files and follow all file management systems as required
  • Complete legal forms as instructed by the solicitors
  • Obtain quotes for experts’ reports and follow up with instructions as directed
  • Instruct Counsel as and when necessary, ensuring briefs are up-to-date and received by Counsel in a timely manner
  • Ensure invoices are paid promptly and accurately
  • Photocopy and/or scan documentation
  • Follow any ad hoc requests as required by the solicitors
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the firm’s clients and all associated documentation and information

 The Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience in a wills and probate legal secretarial role
  • Good audio typing skills
  • Previous experience of using digital dictation equipment
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office packages
  • Willingness to learn and to efficiently use the internal case management software
  • Confident and clear communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A professional and effective telephone manner, with strong client care skills
  • Good administrative skills with a proactive approach and a consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise a busy workload
  • A good team player that can also work well independently and without close supervision
  • A flexible approach and willingness to help out, with a “can do” attitude

Do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity, apply now!

Recruiter information:
Jazz Personnel
Recruitment / Consulting
Boho Six, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS1 1RE, United Kingdom

Jazz Personnel is an innovative, legal business support recruitment consultancy with an emphasis on quality of opportunity for candidates and excellence in our offer to clients.

With offices in the North East & South East, we listen and learn from our clients and candidates in order to continually develop and enhance our service delivery, responding to their needs. This commitment together with a relentless work ethic will ensure a progressive quality service which encompasses all of our work.

Integrity is vital to our operations and our services are open, transparent, detailed and designed to deliver an excellent customer experience with exceptional results.

Our passion is for delivering excellence in recruitment outcomes.


The go-to resource for legal business support talent in the UK.

We specialise in matching the best legal secretarial and business support staff with leading law firms across the country. People are a business’ most important asset, which is why we work closely with all of our candidates and clients to ensure a perfect fit.


When it comes to business technology, we’re at the forefront of innovation, making our recruitment process simple, effective and streamlined. For this reason, we continue to invest in the latest recruitment software on the market, together with leading candidate sourcing, job posting and applicant tracking software. We also reach out and engage with our candidates, clients and followers on social media channels.


We share the latest news from the legal sector on our blog and social media, enabling candidates and clients to remain up-to-date with important developments and trends. Our consultants are some of the most experienced in the business, and always make informed decisions when it comes to placing people in workplaces.


As a fast-growing consultancy, we know a thing or two about ambition. We began our journey in 2016 with a clear vision; to provide a truly bespoke and personal service to our candidates and clients. Since then, we’ve worked tirelessly to build lasting relationships with law firms and to help further the careers of our candidates. Our reputation has enabled us to develop from a regional to a UK-wide recruitment agency.

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