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Trainee Legal Secretary in Litigation, Health & Safety

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18 August 2014
20 August 2014
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experience Level

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About Eversheds

Eversheds is not your average law firm and we're not looking for average people. We do things differently - in the way we treat our people and the service we provide. That's how we've become one of the largest law firms in the world and a great place to work and develop your career. 

Secretaries are held in very high regard at Eversheds. We don't just want people who are great typists, but individuals who can think on their feet, work well with our clients and get things done. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills alongside people who are great to get on with. We will fully reward you for your talents in a highly supportive environment that offers genuine career paths. 

To provide secretarial/admin support to the Litigation & Dispute Management Department working on minimum ratio of 4:1 for a mixture of junior fee earners. To provide support to the existing secretarial team (9 secretaries in total) as and when required to meet business critical deadlines, developing your secretarial skillset to that of a legal secretary.

Key responsibilities:

Client liaison, diary management, arranging meetings and organising travel, billing and financial requests, efiling/file management, audio/copy typing of correspondence, managing your own workload, using the support departments available; undertaking administration whilst assisting/supporting other team members during busy periods.

Skills and experience:

The successful candidate should be someone who wants to be trained as a legal secretary. A minimum of 60 wpm typing speed for copy and audio, RSA II in typing (or equivalent), audio typing or word processing and MS Office skills are essential.

Key competencies:

Good IT skills, accurate, fast turnaround, flexible, team player, ability to adapt to changes in workloads, quick to learn and adapt, Effective communication skills, commitment to deliver - persevere with difficult tasks, organised, methodical and a good learner. The trainee secretary should have a strong "can do" work ethic and must work well within a team. 

We’re a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds, we believe that innovation comes from having an inclusive culture of genuine equality and diversity and we’re happy to help with any reasonable adjustments you may require in the recruitment process, or once in post. 

Eversheds endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds operates within a preferred supplier list.


Eversheds is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms. Committed locally, but connected globally, with over 40 offices based in the world’s major economic centres.