Andrew and Andrew Solicitors - Apprentice Legal Secretary

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth PO2 8AL
Salary per week: £140
Working hours: Mon – Fri 0830AM – 500PM 37.5hrs per week 1 hour lunch break
Applications in by: 06/10/2017
Interview Date: 10/10/2017
Job Code: ED27168

An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious individual to join our Legal team delivering a high standard of administration support to fee earners and Directors.

Andrew and Andrew Solicitors have been providing a friendly, efficient legal service to the people of Portsmouth and the surrounding area for over 50 years. Specialising in all types of personal and family law providing personal legal advice for every stage of life i.e. buying a home, making a will, personal injury.

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Duties will include:

  • Providing administration support to the Non-Contentious Team;
  • Provide quotes for clients and follow-up with relevant paperwork and phone calls;
  • Undertake administrative duties including typing, appointment management,                     taking and passing on messages;
  • Meeting clients to take ID / paperwork;
  • Use of  digital dictation system to undertake timely and accurate audio typing;
  • Completion of relevant department forms including searches;
  • Open and closing of conveyancing files using in-house software;
  • Undertake photocopying as and when required;
  • Proactively communicate in writing and in person on administration and routine matters.
  • Ensure that all enquiries are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all filing is up to date.
  • Attend department meetings.
  • Undertake relevant internal and external training where required.
  • Comply with Law Society/ Lexcel standards/office manual/contract of employment.
  • Ensure working area is tidy and ensure that files are put away after use.


Other information 

  • This position would suit an individual who has a keen interest in Business Administration
  • Working in a service providing environment, the successful candidate needs to ensure they promote a professional image at all times.  They need to take ownership of their workload and prioritise tasks during the day.  They will also be required to provide support to other employees by answering phones and taking messages

Skills required:

  • Ability to use a computer and keyboard skills
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Good Telephone Manner


Personal qualities

  • ‘Can do’ attitude which engenders confidence, respect and support of our clients
  • Applies attention to detail
  • Personable
  • Great commitment
  • Reliable
  • Able to apply own initiative and common sense
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Presentable
  • Hardworking


Qualifications required

  • GCSE English Grade C and above or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths Grade C and above or equivalent


  • Staff Room facilities      
  • 20 days paid holiday, plus 8 statutory days holiday


Future Prospects

  • Possibility of full time employment after successful completion of the apprenticeship programme

Applications in by: 06/10/2017
Interview Date: 10/10/2017
Job Code: ED27168

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