Legal Secretary

Up to £35000 per annum

Managing this role

Gemma Eggleton

Principal Consultant 020 7759 7959

Gemma is a dedicated business support consultant with 13 years’ experience in temporary and permanent recruitment.  

For the majority of her recruitment career Gemma has specialised in the legal market and her expertise lies within recruiting legal business support staff for law firms in London, from boutique practices to the UK’s top 200. 

Gemma continuously strives to achieve the best outcomes for her candidates and clients and prides herself on her proactive nature and honest approach.

Legal Secretary - Commercial Property

West End


Our client, a top 80 law firm based in the West End is seeking a Legal Secretary to join their busy Commercial Property team.

Duties to include:

  • Take ownership of, and manage, the workflow from the team and delegate/work with central support departments as appropriate
  • Proactively and accurately monitor/oversee inboxes on team's behalf, during absence, as agreed with (e.g. Associates)
  • Proactively and accurately monitor/oversee calendars, set up all meetings and related logistics, and ensure all arrangements are made (rooms booked, and calendars updated with changes)
  • Prepare, edit and proofread all work, adhere to house-style with attention to detail and a focus on quality
  • Work closely and effectively with Executive Assistants, central teams and in collaboration with other Legal Secretaries, providing support in cases of holidays and absences
  • Respond to tasks promptly and manage deadlines, to ensure expectations are managed
  • Be an effective and professional point of contact, to include managing telephone calls, taking accurate messages and being an ambassador both internally and externally for team
  • Manage/co-ordinate billing and compliance processes on behalf of team, to include generating bills, working closely with, and supporting, Client Administrators where necessary to ensure billing/CMI processes are followed correctly in accordance with requirements
  • Ensure expense claims are submitted in a timely manner
  • Use initiative and actively identify and resolve issues when they arise
  • Demonstrate confidentiality, diplomacy and a thorough understanding of the group and clients who you support

This is a full time role, Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 6.30 on a shift basis, working 7 hours a day

If you're looking for an opportunity within a busy and highly respected law firm please contact Birchrose Associates to apply for this position.

Birchrose Associates, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.