Legal Secretary - Corporate

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
14 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

The department

Our team of business services staff play a significant role in the success of Dentons, and we recruit staff into a wide variety of areas. Here, we look for focused, flexible individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are team players. Previous experience within the legal sector is not essential. We want to give everyone the opportunity to develop his or her potential fully and, therefore, provide support, training and encouragement to members of staff at all levels.

Purpose of role

To deliver outstanding secretarial support to partners and fee earners within the department, with a focus on client service. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about delivering a professional secretarial service of the highest quality.


  • Creating/amending documents and letters

  • Digital dictation

  • Collating billing guides, drafting narratives and covering letters to clients / liaising with accounts team on billing matters

  • Updating/adding contacts to InterAction

  • Photocopying, filing and scanning

  • Daily email management

  • File opening

  • Taking telephone calls, dealing with queries where able or otherwise communicating these to fee earner

  • Diary Management

  • Submitting fee earner expense claims and arranging travel

  • File closing

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Proven experience within a similar secretarial role

  • Corporate and banking sector experience would be advantageous but is not essential

  • Fast, accurate typing skills

  • Ability to turn around large and complex documents at speed

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Excel and Powerpoint, and experienced in formatting, automatic numbering and other advanced features in Word

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to use own initiative and remain calm under pressure

  • Sound team player

  • Confident and professional telephone manner

  • Pro-active and "can do" attitude

  • Willingness to work beyond core business hours to meet clients' expectations.

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy. 

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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