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Are you a Legal Secretary looking for: 

  • A firm that values progression and development 
  • Generous holiday allowance, benefits package and a competitive salary 
  • A friendly firm with an exceptional retention rate and fosters an environment of support 

Legal Secretary – Ashton-under-Lyne 
Realm has been the recruitment partner for this regional firm for several years and – hand on heart – they are an absolute dream to work with. They are extremely proactive in remaining competitive with compensation and bonus schemes, benefits, and flexibility/remote-working. As a result, this firm has a very happy team and an incredibly high employee retention rate.   

This firm are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary that will have experience in providing legal secretarial support within the area of Wills & Probate and Court of Protection. In this role, you will be joining the Wills & Probate and Court of Protection Teams secretarial support team. The role will involve providing secretarial support to the lawyers and fee earners including: document creation, file opening and closing, file administration (both paper-based and electronic), telephone communication/support both to clients and third parties, attending to new enquiries, diary management. 

You will ideally have prior experience in using Microsoft packages, legal case management software, digital dictation software, other legal IT packages and software, using the Legal Aid Agency’s CCMS portal and processing legally aided work, and experience in providing support to several lawyers/fee earners (as opposed to working on a 1:1). 

The many lawyers and legal secretaries we have placed here enjoy their work, benefitting from a genuinely lovely team, fantastic benefits package and manageable caseload, leaving plenty of room for an excellent work/life balance. The team even benefits from all-expenses-paid weekends away – which should demonstrate the intense focus this firm puts on engagement and job satisfaction. The professionals we place here always comment on how comfortable and welcome they feel from day one.  

This regional heavyweight is proud of its East Manchester roots, and rightly so – it is comfortably the largest firm in the area. They offer hybrid working to suit each team and its members, and their offices are also easily commutable from North, South and Central Manchester with great transport links, including quick access to the M60.   

They are the go-to firm for the regional business and private client community and generate most of their work via word-of-mouth referrals, so lawyers here enjoy a sustainable and varied stream of cases to get their teeth into, enabling them to broaden their experience and commercial skills.     

The firm has a clear progression framework and regularly reviews team salaries and promotability. Plus, it is on an impressive growth track and has added to each of its teams in the past 12 months, so team members feel positive and part of something successful.  
If you currently work for a smaller high street or regional firm and want to be part of something bigger, with more opportunities for progression – or perhaps even just want a better quality of life working as a valued member of a lovely team – we highly recommend you get in touch with us. 

How to apply for this Legal Secretary role 
If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.  

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Paula Pawlowska on the email above. 

Paula is an Associate Director and Family Team Lead at Realm. Specialising in the recruitment of family lawyers, she works with family solicitors and care solicitors at all levels and has connections with family departments across the North West. As a result of her in-depth knowledge of the family law market, Paula is perfectly placed to help you take your next step. 

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Key details


£18,000 - £22,500


  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working
  • Office working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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