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Senior Legal Assistant Private Client - Stamford

We are a leading "Top 200" Law Firm and provider of wealth management services, based in Lincolnshire and across the Midlands. Established in 1856, we are considered to be one of the oldest law firms in the UK.


Some of the great benefits that we offer are:

  • Generous holiday entitlements
  • Staff discount on legal fees
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance at 3 x salary
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The role:

The Senior Legal Assistant will be required to work closely with the other Senior Legal Assistants within the team and provide cover and support as needed.

They will be supported by the document production team, who produce letters and documents through manual transcription, digital dictation and voice recognition. 

They will have direct client contact and should be adept at handling client enquiries in the first instance, and therefore need to keep themselves up-to-date with matters in their area(s).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To perform all necessary typing/word-processing, accurately and to deadline within the Stamford office.
  • Whilst the Senior Legal Assistant will support the Private Client Department, they will be expected to undertake work across all areas of the company and provide cover to other Senior Legal Assistants as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Maintain high levels of client and company confidentiality.
  • Transcribe information from manual documents or audio.
  • Provide support to other offices where capacity allows as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Handle telephone calls on behalf of fee earners and convey messages in a timely manner.
  • To arrange appointments as required.
  • To prioritise work effectively – adopting the oldest/most urgent first principle.
  • To ensure efficient information recorded on the appropriate file management system.
  • Create and maintain accurate records.
  • To be flexible and work collaboratively as part of a team.

Hours of Work: 9.00 am – 5.15 pm – Monday to Friday
Location: Stamford
Salary: £24,000 per annum

Person Specification:            





Secretarial qualification, equivalent experience or a Law degree.



Clear understanding of confidentiality/Data Protection.

Proficient user of Microsoft Office.

Understanding of Private Client work.

Experience of SOS Connect or a similar Case Management System.

Experience and knowledge across different areas of the law.


Excellent communication skills.

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Structured and organised. 

Excellent telephone manner.

Accurate and efficient.

Typing speeds of at least 50 WPM.







Proactive and tactful.

Supporting and highly efficient.



Desire and ability to learn quickly in all areas of practice including Commercial Property/ Private Client / Employment Law and Corporate Law.

Positive attitude and enthusiasm.

Willing to be flexible with the demands of the Company.




Please email your CV and covering letter to the HR Department:    

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