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4 weeks ago

Criminal Law Legal Secretary

Position type: Permanent

Location: Manchester

Sector: Crime

Salary: £22,000 - £25,000

Experience: At least 1 year of experience required

Job Type: Full Time

Position Description

A leading Criminal Law firm in Manchester is seeking a dedicated and experienced Legal Secretary to join their dynamic team. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a well-respected firm and support their legal professionals in delivering exceptional client service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide secretarial support to criminal law solicitors, including managing correspondence and preparing legal documents.
  • Handle administrative tasks such as appointment scheduling, filing, and maintaining case files.
  • Manage phone calls, take messages, and liaise with clients and external parties in a professional manner.
  • Perform digital dictation and transcribe documents accurately and promptly.
  • Assist in the preparation of court documents and ensure all paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Organize and manage diaries for solicitors, scheduling meetings and court appearances.
  • Maintain confidentiality and ensure compliance with all legal and firm protocols.
  • Support the team with general office duties and ensure the smooth running of daily operations.


  • Proven experience as a legal secretary is essential; criminal law experience is desirable.
  • Strong administrative skills, including appointment scheduling and digital dictation.
  • Excellent phone manner and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using legal software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Professional and discreet with a strong understanding of confidentiality requirements.


  • Competitive market rate salary.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join a leading criminal law firm in Manchester. If you are organised, efficient, and have a keen interest in criminal law, we encourage you to apply.

To apply, please submit your details via the contact page, or contact Justine Stevens on LinkedIn

Job Benefits

The firm offers a competitive salary, supportive working environment and benefits.

Job Requirements

Legal secretarial experience is essential, but criminal law experience is desirable.

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