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Legal Secretary – Family and Matrimonial Department – Pillory Street, Nantwich Office

Permanent - Monday-Friday, 36.25 hours

Job Title

Legal Secretary – Family and Matrimonial Department – Pillory Street, Nantwich Office

Job type

Permanent - Monday-Friday, 36.25 hours


£18,500 + (salary negotiable and dependent on experience & qualifications)


Pillory Street - Nantwich


2 weeks ago

An exciting full-time opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated secretary to join the Family and Matrimonial Department of this accredited North West firm where client care is of the highest priority. We are currently recruiting in this area for our Pillory Street, Nantwich Office.

Working within a busy department, the successful applicant will possess the relevant experience to provide a full range of secretarial and administrative support, including digital dictation systems, dealing with incoming and outgoing post, opening and closing files, preparing correspondence and documents, responding to client enquiries, managing departmental diaries and general file management including billing.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent typing skills and file organisation. They should be confident in dealing with clients and professional bodies both on the telephone and in person, at all times acting in a proficient and friendly manner.

This role would suit an ambitious and enthusiastic individual. They must be willing to assist other members of the office during busy periods, to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.  As well as working with minimum supervision they must have the ability and desire to work as part of a team and to be extremely organised. Experience in using case management systems, digital dictation systems and accounts would be preferred, but training in this respect can be given.

Key Responsibilities

  • Typing and using digital dictation system;
  • Attending on clients and taking instructions;
  • Dealing with correspondence (incoming and outgoing);
  • Assisting in the preparation of documents such as Consent Orders,  etc;
  • Processing legal forms;
  • Preparing and generating Court bundles;
  • Diary Management;
  • Confidence and courtesy in speaking to clients and other professional bodies;
  • Keeping orderly files;
  • Assisting fee earners however necessary in providing an excellent service to clients;
  • Ensuring GDPR compliance when working on files, from file opening through to file closure.
Hours & Salary
  • Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 36.25 hours
  • Holidays: 33 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Salary: £18,500 + (salary negotiable and dependent on experience & qualifications)
  • Location: 1 Pillory Street, Nantwich.


Application details

Please apply in strictest confidence with a copy of your CV and covering letter by email only to Mrs Rachael Hodgkins, Office Manager, 25 Barker Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5EN on reh@hibberts.com

 Closing date4pm on Monday, 15th August 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged as the advert may be withdrawn prior to this date once sufficient numbers of suitable applications are received.

Essential Requirements

Key Skills

  • Skilled and accurate typist
  • Client care and the ability to deal with a wide range of clients
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Accuracy, presentation and attention to detail
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft programmes
  • Knowledge and understanding of case management systems
  • Able to use digital dictation
  • Ability to prioritise workload

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