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Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Job Title:
Legal Secretary
Wednesday 1st March 2023
Friday 31st March 2023

About the role

We are currently looking for a Legal Secretary to join our Private Client team to support our fee earners. 

The Private Client team is a key part of the business, the team has been awarded Private Client team of the year, and is top tier in the Legal 500 and Chambers. Many members of our team hold Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners qualifications and are part of Solicitors for the Elderly. We act for a vast number of high net worth clients as well as acting for several private family charitable trusts, an area that is constantly growing. We are experienced in helping clients to manage their domestic and international estate planning needs.

The role is working for our Cambridge team, and could be based in Cambridge or Northampton.

You will provide efficient legal administration support for busy teams therefore you will need experience of working in a similar role in a fast-paced environment. On a day to day basis you will:

  • Managing the file opening process for the team
  • Work on legal documents, proof reading and formatting
  • Draft emails and letters in accordance with instructions
  • Produce invoices and maintain billing spreadsheets and trackers
  • Create reports (billings, WIP)
  • Produce documents using audio typing.
  • Conduct searches (Lawyer search, Insolvency, Compliance regulation)
  • Take telephone calls and field enquiries as appropriate
  • Provide support to the team handling room bookings, diary management and travel requirements.

About You

As a Legal Secretary you will have:

  •  Experience within a legal environment / professional services environment 
  •  Have a solid grasp of Microsoft systems 
  • Strong administration experience 
  • Experience in case management systems (SOS) and document management systems (iManage)
  • Experience of working in a client facing environment. 
  • Broad knowledge of administrative tasks in a legal / professional practice.
  • Sound knowledge of IT skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams, Zoom, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail in all aspects of your work
  • Strong communication and organisation skills 

About Us

Benefits of working with us:


  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • Support staff bonus scheme
  • 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
  • Happy People / Perks at Work benefits portal
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • 1/3 gym membership contribution
  • Flu vaccinations

Is HCR the smart move for you?

HCR suits people who love a challenge and want to work in an environment where careers thrive on the back of hard work and personal merit. Our people enjoy feeling part of something bigger than themselves, and whilst our clients drive our development, it is our people who bring their energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial mindsets together to solve problems and help our clients succeed.

Why HCR people love their jobs

Our people tell us they enjoy working on good quality, interesting matters from a wide variety of our clients, because they get the experience they want to develop their careers. We will give you responsibility early, the mandate to make things happen and we’ll back your good ideas. Our “Passion for People” lives and breathes every day throughout the firm as our peoples’ energy and sense of fun create a warm environment in which to thrive.

What career progression will HCR offer you?

HCR’s growth constantly creates opportunities for people who want to go places and make a difference, your career plan can become part of our growth plan. At HCR you can expect to work with friendly, energetic, ambitious people, who love getting stuck into a client problem, and enjoy celebrating a good outcome. Our people value the sense of community provided by the individual personality of each office and the collegiate approach across all our service and sector teams.

What does HCR believe, achieve and stand for?

As a Times Best Law firm, among the UK Top 60, we provide the full range of services that you would expect to organisations, business leaders and individuals. However, in our mission to give everyone the opportunity to experience a different kind of legal service we take an entrepreneurial approach. We’re flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, delivering the best outcomes for them. We have more than 800 lawyers and support staff, including more than 150 partners, and have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark in recognition of our compliance and client care standards.

With ten offices in England and Wales our well-established presence stretches from west to east, ensuring clients can access a full-service legal offering no matter where they’re located. We’ve expanded significantly in Birmingham, Cardiff and the Thames Valley, and our merger with Hewitsons resulted in a full service regional hub being established in the heart of the Waterside innovation area centre of Northampton. Our London and Cambridge continue to grow apace.

With solid connections in the communities we work in, and a track record of delivering legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the areas we base ourselves in, our clients continue to value our approach to providing legal advice, in the way they need, when they need it.


As HCR is an equal opportunities employer, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them. We want to attract a diverse and ambitious workforce that reflects all backgrounds and skills to create a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, recognises and nurtures talent, and which works together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 

We also want you to achieve your absolute best during the recruitment process.  Please let us know of any changes we can make at any point that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. 

A note for recruitment agencies – The HCR Resourcing Team is responsible for recruitment across the firm, and where possible will use direct hiring methods. We do work with a Preferred Supplier List, and where appropriate, we will release vacancies to those agencies who we deem most appropriate to support us. Only those agencies will be invited to submit candidates via our recruitment portal. Any speculative or unsolicited CVs sent to any employee or Partner of HCR will not be considered an introduction, and no fees will be applicable. Furthermore, we retain the right to pursue these candidates without query of ownership

Recruiter information:
Harrison Clark Rickerbys
50-60 Station Rd,, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JH, United Kingdom

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