Legal Secretary

Kitsons Solicitors - Modernisation of the Wills Legislation

An opportunity has arisen for a Legal Secretary to join our successful Private Client team based in our Torquay office.  We are seeking a motivated, client focused and friendly individual who ideally has a wide range of experience across the full spectrum of legal expertise, but with a particular emphasis on private client work.

Job Description

As a member of the Private Client secretarial team, the postholder is expected to provide general administrative and secretarial support principally to the Deputyship & Attorneyship Manager in the department and to provide support to other fee earners, as and when required, either in the absence of a particular secretary or when excessive workloads require additional secretarial support, to enable the fee earners and the department as a whole to operate efficiently.

The postholder will be required to assist the relevant fee earner with progressing private client matters from instruction through to completion.  This will include, but will not be limited to, applications for Court of Protection, creation and registration of LPAs, registration of EPAs, the management of general affairs for clients under the authority of Deputyship orders, EPAs or LPAs, probate and tax returns and mental capacity issues.

The Legal Secretary is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Attributes

(Extract from Person Specification)

The successful candidate will:

  •    Have previous experience of working within the legal services profession.
  •    Have a high standard of general education.
  •    Possess excellent client care skills.
  •    Have extensive word processing experience.
  •    Have general office administration experience, including audio typing/digital dictation.
  •    Have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  •    Be an effective communicator, both written and verbal, with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and other professional contacts.
  •    Enjoy working in an environment that is highly focused but friendly and supportive.

Vacancy details

Position: Legal Secretary

Department: Private Client

Location: Torquay

Contract: Full-time, permanent contract

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: Friday, 31st May 2019

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an application pack, please contact the Firm’s HR Manager (Louise Mason) on 01803 202020.  Alternatively, please download a copy of our Employment Application Form and return your completed form to:


Miss L Mason
HR Manager
Kitsons LLP
Minerva House
Orchard Way
Edginswell Park

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Mail: Miss L Mason, HR Manager, Kitsons LLP, Minerva House, Orchard Way, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7FA