Legal Secretary - Family Law

Location Herne Bay
Discipline: Legal
Salary: £23k - 25k per year
Contact name: Jane Deadman

Contact email:
Job ref: JD/CT/11710
Published: 28 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Legal Secretary – Family Law
£23,000-£25,000 (DOE) +benefits
Herne Bay – Office Based Contracted Hours 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday
Permanent – Full Time

The Job

We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to join our clients Family Law team in Herne Bay. This leading and well regarded Kent Law firm place the highest value on client care and the quality of their service.


  • No formal qualifications are required (CILEX Legal Secretarial Diploma or equivalent would be an advantage)
  • Good all round education; both literate and numerate
  • Competent in the use of MS Word and Outlook (Professional) gained in a working environment, preferably the legal industry
  • Accurate in producing good quality correspondence
  • Proficient audio typist;
  • Familiar with transcription via Digital Dictation (desirable)
  • Familiarity with using a Practice Management System (Partner/Tikit)


  • Providing full secretarial support to the partner and family solicitors, including arranging appointments, dealing with client queries in person and by phone, together with preparation of correspondence and documents by audio typing via the digital dictation system;
  • Filing, photocopying and opening/closing client files in a timely manner;
  • Regular consideration of client files and liaising with partner and fee earners on any action required;
  • Maintaining and coordinating diaries and diary notes and reporting on these as necessary
  • Working as a member of the secretarial team; answering incoming calls, greeting visitors to Reception on occasion, collection/delivery of daily incoming/outgoing post, and any other general office administrative duties as required;
  • Secretarial support to other departments in Herne Bay and the family solicitors in other offices as and when required.


  • Work for a highly respected legal practice
  • Lovely offices – access to a gym, restaurant and beautiful grounds for your lunchtime walk!
  • Pension
  • Perkbox
  • Free Parking

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