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Huggins Lewis Foskett

Job Title:
Legal Secretary
Friday 21st February 2020
Tuesday 21st April 2020
East London
Depending on Experience

HLF are looking for a Legal Secretary to join their Private Client (Wills and Probate) team.  This is a full-time position.  Salary will depend on experience and having a background in this area of work would be an advantage but is not essential. 


The Legal Secretary’s principal role is to provide the fee earner to whom they report, with the support they need to perform the task of providing legal services to clients and help them maximise the amount of time they are able to spend on fee-earning tasks, by assisting in the management and execution of their day to day workload.


The role will be client facing, so it is essential that you are a confident communicator with the ability to deal with clients (sensitively and with discretion) and other staff proactively and professionally.


The main duties will include, but are not limited to: -

  • Audio typing, sending out letters, emails, faxes etc.;
  • Preparing and drafting documents (from audio dictation) including Wills, Inheritance Tax Accounts and LPA’s etc.;
  • Photocopying, printing, scanning, organising couriers;
  • Opening and closing of files;
  • Taking internal and external telephone queries, responding as appropriate and/or ensuring that all messages are passed on in a timely manner;
  • Monitoring post and/or e-mails and dealing with as appropriate;
  • Dealing with basic queries and general administration;
  • Preparing bills and assisting with the billing process by liaising with the fee earner and Accounts department as required;
  • Requesting cheques, bank transfers and paying in money received, as appropriate.
  • Providing reception cover from time to time

If you are interested, please email your cv with a covering letter to

Recruiter information:
Huggins Lewis Foskett
5-6 The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 1BG, uk

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