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Vacancy: Secretary – Criminal Dept

Secretary – Criminal Dept

Secretary – Criminal Dept

Experienced Criminal Team Secretary Required for the Crime Team Based at Our Ilford Branch.

Edwards Duthie have an opening for an experienced and focused secretary/PA to work as part of an established Criminal team  

The position is a fulltime post working as part of the team that supports a very experienced, and busy senior solicitor.

The applicant will be expected to have organisational abilities to enable both control of the substantive paperwork, extensive administrative capabilities in order to fully support the fee-earner as well as strong secretarial skills and a high level of accurate typing ability.

This is a demanding role that requires the applicant to be flexible in regards to work and be able to prioritise work when instructed to do so. The applicant will also be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the work.

The work includes the following:


  • audio and copy typing of all documents as required using whatever software may currently by deployed by the firm.
  • answering telephone calls and personal enquiries from clients and other parties.  Ensuring that action agreed or required as a result of telephone calls are carried out effectively and to a conclusion.
  • ensuring that outgoing post is dealt with is a timely manner each day.
  • ensuring that filing is carried out regularly and kept up to date.
  • Photocopying, opening of files on the system, preparing court bundles and any other administrative tasks as required. Diary and rotas.

2. When capacity allows, assisting and covering for other secretarial staff in the firm as and when required.

3. Complying with all policies and procedures of the firm as published in the Office Manual, or other media.

4. Displaying at all times personal conduct of a high standard which will serve to enhance the reputation of the firm.

5. Carrying out such other tasks as the fee earner or the firm may reasonably request at any time.

Person Specification:

  • Administratively competent.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines .
  • Computer literate.
  • Flexible and positive attitude towards their work and that of the department.
  • Able to build relationships with colleagues and clients.

Applications by CV and covering letter to: Toni Young, Practice Manager at toni.young@edslaw.co.uk

Applications to include CV and Covering Letter

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