Legal Secretary

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.

Legal Secretary Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Legal Secretary to join our team.


  • Prepare and collate meeting papers and documents in advance;
  • Filing all correspondence received accordingly;
  • Answer phones, transfer calls, take messages, establish conference calls and use voice mail;
  • Receive and co-ordinate requests and audit trails from Business Managers/Stakeholders;
  • arranging travel and accommodation;
  • Format documents;
  • Preparing Court documents;
  • Taking client calls and assisting where appropriate;
  • Proofreading speech recognition dictation;
  • Liaising with clients and professionals;
  • Excellent diary management and organising travel arrangement bookings;
  • Closing files;
  • Data input on to case management system;
  • Organising meetings;
  • Supporting the Partners of the firm.


  • You must have a minimum of 1-2 years` experience working as a Secretary or PA. Legal knowledge is an advantage;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Good understanding of the conveyancing process;
  • You will need to possess good time management skills and be dependable;
  • Provide a professional service to all clients;
  • Competent user of Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • Proactive individual with ability to multitask and deliver to deadlines;
  • Maths and English GCSE C or above;
  • You must have excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Closing files;
  • Data input on to case management system;
  • Proven ability to manage time, meet deadlines and prioritise;
  • An excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and digital dictation;
  • You must be computer literate, able to type up letters and documentation with accuracy and speed.