Legal Secretary, Debt & Asset Recovery

Harper Macleod

Legal Secretary, Debt & Asset Recovery

dependant on experience

Harper Macleod, Merchant City, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Hybrid working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 27 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: 30-08-2024 (In 38 days)

job Ref: None

Full Job Description

We are looking for an experienced legal secretary to provide full secretarial and administrative support to our Debt & Asset Recovery department.

  • Liaising with lawyers to identify their work commitments and prioritise work accordingly
  • Diary management
  • Arranging meetings and appointments both internally and externally
  • Managing production of documents (supported by the Document Production team) including preparation of course documents, precognitions, affidavits, inventory of productions/list of authorities
  • Audio and copy typing for complex and confidential documents (typing will also be supported by the Document Production team)
  • Handle client telephone enquiries in a polite & professional manner within the agreed timescales
  • General administration
  • Assist lawyers in the billing and credit control process
  • Booking travel and meetings and dealing with expenses (if required)
  • Participate in projects at the discretion of management

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Legal secretarial experience required
  • Experience of dealing directly with clients by telephone
  • Excellent computer skills including word and email
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with BigHand would be beneficial for this role
  • Litigation experience would be advantageous


Let your ambitions and ours go hand in hand

At Harper Macleod you’ll be part of a collective effort that is never satisfied: celebrating the successes and inspiring one another to always improve. You want to deliver extraordinary results for your clients. We want to deliver extraordinary opportunities for you and encourage you to make a difference.

Harper Macleod’s culture is the sum of the actions of the people who make up our business – it’s built around taking calculated risks and pushing for innovative solutions.

You know that doing things the right way is always the best way – the right things for clients, colleagues and our communities. We will never compromise on this.

We also embrace flexibility – including when and where our people work. We are a business that has been named Law Firm of the Year eight times, ranked in The Times Scotland Best Law Firms 2024, and named ESG Firm of the Year. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, active colleague engagement, wellbeing, sustainability & CSR programmes and the opportunity to develop your career.

We believe the best is yet to come for Harper Macleod. If this sounds like the type of firm you’d like to be part of, maybe the best is yet to come for you?

Harper Macleod LLP is committed to promoting equal opportunities and developing a diverse workforce.