Seeking to recruit Legal Secretaries for our Property and Corporate & Commercial departments

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Seeking to recruit Legal Secretaries for our Property and Corporate & Commercial departments

Published: 18 September 2018

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We view our quality, hardworking legal secretary and support staff as the backbone to the success of our firm.

The role will involve providing a full administrative and executive support function. You will have technical and administrative experience gained in a legal environment. You would have the ability to produce a variety of forms and documents for clients and third parties, extracting the information required from the case file.

Successful candidates will have ideally performed similar duties within a law firm. You will need to possess excellent typing skills coupled with extensive IT skills (all Microsoft application including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook). Any legal experience will be highly desirable.

A legal secretary role at PDT is varied and rewarding. This is a great opportunity to advance your career by working alongside paralegals/lawyers who work on a diverse portfolio.

We offer a competitive salary, interesting work and a supportive and friendly working environment.

Key responsibilities:


  • Support fee earners
  • Keeping records up to date including using a case management system
  • Audio typing including letters, emails and legal documents (Digital dictation - Big Hand)
  • Preparing bundles of documents in respect of due diligence and completion
  • Dealing with queries from clients, agents, clerks and other solicitors
  • Ensuring that compliance rules are followed including managing anti-money laundering documentation
  • Opening new files and dealing with engagement and scoping letters
  • Answering the telephone 
  • Organising diaries 
  • Making appointments with clients
  • Completing and submitting SDLT forms, Land Registry application forms or applying for Land Registry documents
  • Making online submissions at Companies House
  • Dealing with payments to and from the Client account and balancing ledgers
  • Covering reception when required and dealing with post duties
  • Maintaining, closing and archiving files.


Personal attributes we would like:


  • Discreet 
  • Trustworthy 
  • Reliable 
  • Someone that has excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Fast and accurate typist
  • Must be able to work within a team and have a positive, solutions based approach to their day to day tasks.
  • Someone who is enthusiastic, willing and is able to use their initiative
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (word, excel etc.)
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to multi-task


What is it like working at PDT Solicitors?

Our staff are our greatest asset. You will be engaged in a supportive, collaborative and inclusive culture, where we are committed to looking after each other and supporting each other in the work we do. Our family atmosphere and close support network will allow you to be bold and brave in your work, develop your skills and thrive in your role.

We will keep you engaged with regular staff activities and events, and will attend a monthly company meeting where you can share your successes with your colleagues.

We are based in Horsham, West Sussex. Our newly refurbished, modern offices are within walking distance of Horsham town and train station that has great connections into London and the south coast. Horsham is a beautiful town, with many shops and café’s, as well as a large park.

If you are looking to progress your career at one of Sussex’s leading Law firms, send your CV and cover letter to Julie Newton.

The content of this webpage is for information only and is not intended to be construed as legal advice and should not be treated as a substitute for specific advice. PDT Solicitors LLP accepts no responsibility for the content of any third party website to which this webpage refers.

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