Legal Secretary Vacancy

Conveyancing Fee Earner

Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 09:00 – 17:30
Reports to: Head of Conveyancing
Salary: £45,000 – £65,000
Positions: 2
Location: One position in Bristol and one position in Cheltenhan

Summary of position:

Acts on behalf of and gives legal advice to private and commercial clients under the supervision of the Head of Conveyancing. Progressing files by performing a variety of duties, including drafting legal correspondence, answering phones and greeting visitors and communicating with solicitors, clients.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Agree the strategy of cases with Supervising Solicitor and taking Instructions and advising clients on Legal matters relevant to their cases
  • Building strong relationships with clients
  • Attend conferences with clients and barristers.
  • Carry out file reviews and Risk Assessments.
  • Handle communication with clients, opposing solicitors, witnesses, experts etc.
  • Prepare case briefs and statements under supervision of Managing Director.
  • Conduct investigations and documentary research.
  • Locate and develop case relevant information.
  • Drafting and preparing legal documents, forms, bundles and correspondence under supervision of Managing Director.
  • Adhere to deadlines.

Qualifications & Training

  • A Minimum of 12 months of either a Law Degree or working within the field.
  • Law Degree


  • Previous experience in a fast-paced office environment.

Qualities and Attitudes

  • Communication skills: You will be working with a wide range of people, from barristers and solicitors to their clients, so the ability to communicate well and in a professional manner is essential.
  • Written communication skills: excellent spelling and grammar. A high level of written English.
  • Attention to detail: high level of accuracy when preparing legal documents or filling out forms and statements.
  • Teamwork: able to work with clients, lawyers, and other legal secretaries.
  • Strong sense of discretion.
  • Courteous and professional demeanour.
  • Demonstrate that they can cope well under pressure.
  • Ability to work towards a monthly target.


  • MS Office and ability to work with legal technology (court-filing computer systems, transcription software, Dictaphone etc)
  • Legal terminology, regulations and court system, although full training will be given


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