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Freelance Legal Secretary/Personal Assistant Worthing, West Sussex , UK

Legal Secretary/PA

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£9.41 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£75.29 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:339256

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Employment History

(Aug 2006 & ongoing)

Foster Carer

Responsibilities: Looking after children and their welfare, understanding their needs and providing a save and happy home.

Skills needed: Patient, understanding, organised, well-presented manner, sensitive, guiding, caring and I am streetwise.

Achievements/Improvements made: I have a Foster Carer Training Certificate, I have completed the six-month foster carer assessment and my husband and I passed the fostering panel in August 2006. I have been CRB checked and approved. Since then I have also gained many training sessions regarding a child’s needs as follows: -


Training Achieved (Certificates available)
1. Educations Training,
2. Equality Diversity & Rights,
3. Trauma and Attachment,
4. Child Abuse,
5. Health & Safety,
6. First Aid


(2004 to 2009)

Legal Secretary/PA

Worthing

In 2006 I gave up my full-time role at the solicitors to become a foster carer but the solicitors still had a need for my skills and I worked on a part-time basis covering holidays from Summer 2006 to Summer 2008.

Responsibilities: Family Law - going through the morning post including diarising dates from Court Orders, typing un-dictated letters, audio typing, filing, file management, diarising interview and Hearings/Court dates, advising clients with regard to the basic matrimonial procedures and forms, Court Orders and Court fees. I have knowledge of the conflict checks and confidentiality needs in this area of law.

Skills needed: Audio typing, organisational skills, well presented manner and good/understanding telephone manner to include a sensitive and organised nature.

Achievements/Improvements made: When I started in the Family Law department of NLH I did not have any knowledge of Family Law so I gained and learnt, within about six months, the procedures, rules and regulations.

Between 2006 and 2009 I worked for this firm of solicitors on a freelance basis as they still needed my professional skills within the workplace. I still continue to help them out from time to time when they need me.


(2001 to 2004)

Legal Secretary

NLH Solicitors LLP, Worthing

Responsibilities: Probate and Conveyancing roles - going through the morning post, typing un-dictated letters, audio typing, filing, file management, diarising interviews, scheduling deeds, completing conveyancing forms and speaking to clients on the phone as well as assisting them face to face.

Skills needed: Audio Typing, organisational skills, well presented manner and good telephone manner

Achievements/Improvements made: Various secretarial courses passed.


(1998 to 2001)

Office Junior/Receptionist

NLH Solicitors LLP, Worthing

Responsibilities: I was office junior for two offices of the same firm; it was my responsibility to answer the phones and take messages, retrieve Files, Deeds, Wills etc and also to update the records.

Skills needed: good telephone manner and common sense.

Achievements/Improvements made: I achieved the skill of audio typing and then became a conveyancing and probate secretary.


(1997 to 1998)

Customer Service Operator

Lloyds TSB Registrars, Durrington

This occupation evolved a number of duties including the production of windfall shares, answering the shareholders questions and arranging the accounts to suit the shareholders needs.

• Responsibilities: as above
• Skills needed: as above
• Achievements/Improvements made: Passed a Customer Service course

Professional Qualifications

Skills and Abilities

Full knowledge of audio, speech recognition, touch and copy typing. Full knowledge of some Family Law Court forms. I am able to work in a team or on a more personal role.

Responsibilities: Family Law - going through the morning post including diarising dates from Court Orders, typing un-dictated letters, audio typing, filing, file management, diarising interview and Hearings/Court dates, advising clients with regard to the basic matrimonial procedures and forms, Court Orders and Court fees. I have knowledge of the conflict checks and confidentiality needs in this area of law.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office for use of Word, Outlook, some knowledge of Excel, Digital Transcription, Speech Recognition and Printa forms/Peapod Legal Forms.

Specialist Knowledge

Legal Secretary in Family Law – Matrimonial, child care, residence of the child and child contact issues. I also have some knowledge of conveyancing and probate departmental procedures as I have previously worked in that area of law.

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