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Departmental Assistant - Private Client - Competitive

Location: Dorking, Surrey

We are currently looking to recruit a Departmental Assistant/Legal Secretary at our Dorking Office in our Private Client Team, some experience is necessary.


The successful candidate will be required to provide direct support to his/her Fee Earner to enable them to operate effectively.  They should be able and to produce accurate, high quality typed work from audio and script using all Microsoft packages (Word & Excel).  This will include but will not be limited to the main responsibilities listed below.  The candidate will be expected to use a high degree of self-motivation and initiative.


  • To prepare correspondence and documents through audio typing and script
  • Opening and closing files in accordance with the requirements of Lexcel
  • To prepare post and enclosures for despatch.
  • To arrange for all copying to be done, in person if the designated person is not available to undertake the task.
  • Accurate, efficient diary management.
  • Co-ordination/planning of appointments.
  • To prepare meeting rooms as necessary and for the tidying and clearance of the room at the end of the meeting.
  • To provide refreshments when asked to do so.
  • To provide support to other departmental assistants/legal secretaries as required.
  • To provide guidance to less experienced and temporary departmental assistants/legal secretaries when required to do so.
  • To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm's standards for client care.
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm's and client's documentation and information.
  • Perform any other duties the Partners require.

If you are interested in applying for the above vacancy, please send your CV, together with a letter setting out why you think you are suitable for the role, by email to Jeremy Barratt