Legal Secretary

  • Location:

    Belfast

  • Sector:

    Finance, Accountancy & Legal

  • Contact:

    Jamie Winchester

  • Contact email:

    Jamie.winchester@mparecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JW-FS

Job Description:

On behalf of our Client, MPA Recruitment welcomes suitable applications for the role of Legal Secretary to support our client and their staff with any and all legal matters.

Job Purpose

· Assist in the preparation of documentation and pleadings in connection with referrals from clients, drafting documentation and instructions and dealing with matters arising under the appropriate legislation.

· Assist and liase with Line Manager, Solicitors, and the client personnel in collating material.

· Assist in the preparation and maintenance of up-to-date statistics and information on the Legal Information System.

· Assists in the preparation of Briefs for Counsel and where appropriate, arranges attendances on Counsel as and when required together with the attendance of witnesses at Court Hearings/consultations.

· Ensures within their delegated responsibility that referrals and instructions from the client are dealt with in an expeditious and effective manner.

· Liases with Line Manager in developing teams/staff to enhance performance.

· Liases and corresponds with clients as required.

The main duties and responsibilities of the role:

Employees of the client will be required to promote and support the mission and vision of the service for which they are responsible and:

- At all times provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner.

- Demonstrate their commitment by the efficient completion of all tasks allocated to them.

- Comply with the client’s No Smoking Policy.

- Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with health and safety policy and statutory regulations.

- Adhere to equal opportunities policy throughout the course of their employment, as in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

- Support the client in advancing its compliance with Risk Management Controls Assurance Standards and to contribute to improving governance across the organisation.

- Ensure the on-going confidence of the public in service provision.

- Support the client in complying with its obligations under Human Rights legislation.

- Comply with the policies and relevant professional codes of conduct.

Criteria:

1. A relevant degree and a minimum of 1 years’ experience in an similar function with expertise in the chosen field.

OR

A relevant professional qualification in information governance related area or

equivalent and a minimum of 2 years’ experience a similar environment

OR

· Experience and understanding of information governance issues in an organisational environment

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

· Interpersonal skills to interface with staff, patients, public and other relevant stakeholders as required

· Confident, enthusiastic, and self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team

· Able to work under pressure and manage priorities and workload appropriately

· Committed to ongoing training to support job role and develop self

· Positive attitude towards learning and development of self and others through continuing personal development