Residential Legal Secretary
A great opportunity to join our Residential Real Estate team in Leeds as a Secretary has arisen.
What do the Real Estate team do?
Our Real Estate teams are growing fast, but just because we're big doesn't mean we've lost our personal touch. It’s the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do. It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business – there is no doubt that it's an exciting place to be.
Specifically within Residential Real Estate, the team work on a broad range of matters; sales and acquisitions, housing and leasehold management issues– shared ownership, right to buy etc. for developers, investors or social housing clients.
So what are we looking for?
In order to provide excellent service to clients, we need excellent people. Aside from our Lawyers we also need skilled and talented support staff and this leads to our current opening in Leeds. We are looking for a Secretary who has experience of working in the legal sector, ideally within property/real estate to support a team of real estate partners and lawyers. The team are part of a large national team of over 200 experts that spans each of our eight offices across the UK. You must have a strong legal secretarial background with proven experience of working within a professional law firm. A flexible and adaptable approach is essential, as are excellent IT skills and a strong team ethic. Good communication and relationship building skills are a must, as is the ability to meet deadlines. We use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, so experience of working with these and other bespoke legal packages is necessary.
What experience do I need?
It goes without saying that you'll need previous legal secretarial experience for this role You'll also need be able to work closely with your team members in delivering a first class service to our clients. You must also be able to demonstrate strong audio typing skills (using BigHand digital dictation), be a strong team player with a flexible attitude to work. In order to provide this excellent service to clients, we need excellent people. We use Microsoft Word, Excel, Filesite, and Skype for Business so excellent IT capabilities are necessary.
Why work for Womble Bond Dickinson?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
We have an enviable office location, right on the riverside in Leeds. In fact all our offices are impressive and looked after by our great Facilities and Guest Services team. We have a forward thinking IT team who are always updating our systems.
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships. In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page page to find out more.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
But most of all – it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.
So you're interested but have some Questions?
If this sounds like a role that you can do then we want to hear from you. Please follow the instructions to make a formal application on our website – just a few contact detail questions and then upload your CV and covering letter.
If you have questions about the role please do contact me Lisa Gater on 0117 989 6772. (No agencies please). If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities. We've also recently launched a Facebook page @womblebonddickinsoncareers .
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