Legal Secretary

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Secretarial Services
Location: Edinburgh

Legal Secretary – Edinburgh

Due to growth we're currently looking for a Legal Secretary to join our Edinburgh office. Situated in the centre of Edinburgh there really isn't a better location to be. This is a full time and permanent role.

What teams will I support?

In order to provide excellent service to clients, we need excellent people.  Aside from our Lawyers we also need skilled and talented support staff and this leads to our current opening in Edinburgh.  We are looking for a secretary to support a team of lawyers across a number of teams including: Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Private Wealth.

What will the role involve?

This is a busy role with lots to get your teeth into. You'll be involved with production of complex legal agreements, making amendments when asked using tracked changes and also preparing comparison documents.  Typing and dictation as you would expect, alongside keeping on top of multiple diaries, organising meetings, travel and accommodation as necessary.  There'll be some work around client billing, including preparation of bills and assisting with client reporting using excel spreadsheets.  You will also have responsibility for file maintenance, both electronic and paper-based.

You'll also be required to cover our reception area during lunchtimes and ad-hoc when required.

What are we looking for?

You'll need to have previous experience of working in a secretarial position as this is a busy role.  In addition this role needs someone with exceptional communication skills both written and verbal, excellent organisation skills with a flexible approach, good attention to detail and the ability to work to deadlines. Naturally you'll be able to build and maintain long-lasting relationships with a variety of people across our firm at all levels.

You should also be able to demonstrate excellent IT skills and an understanding of filing systems, both manual and electronic.

And what's in it for you?

Apart from our enviable office location we have a really great team, both in the Edinburgh office and across the wider firm.

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I  page to find out more.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

But most of all – it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.

So you're interested but have some questions?

If this sounds like a role that you can do then we want to hear from you.  Please follow the instructions to make a formal application – just a few contact detail questions and then a simple upload your CV.

If you have questions about the role please do contact me Kita Cureton on 0117 989 6611 or email kita.cureton@wbd-uk.com  (No agencies please we are in house recruitment team).

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