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Team Assistant (Legal Secretary)


We are looking for an experienced legal secretary to provide full secretarial and administrative support to Client Advisory colleagues across a variety of departments.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with lawyers to identify their work commitments and to prioritise work accordingly
  • Diary management
  • Arranging internal and external meetings and appointments
  • Managing document production (supported by the Document Production team)
  • Audio and copy typing for complex and confidential documents (typing will also be supported by the Document Production team)
  • Handling client telephone enquiries in a polite & professional manner within the agreed timescales
  • Assisting lawyers in the billing and credit control process
  • Booking travel and meetings and dealing with expenses (if required)
  • Participating in projects at the discretion of management
  • General administration

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Experience of dealing directly with clients by telephone
  • Legal Secretarial Experience required
  • Excellent computer skills including Word and Outlook
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – an 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

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.

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 and ranked in The Times Scotland Best Law Firms 2022. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, active colleague engagement, social, wellbeing, sustainability and CSR programmes and the opportunity to develop your career.


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

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times Scottish Law firm of the Year


Team of specialists across all legal disciplines


Offices throughout the United Kingdom

Here with you, here for you

As one of Scotland's leading full service law firms, Harper Macleod has specialists across all legal disciplines, covering every service you are likely to need in both your professional and personal life. We offer a complete range of legal services for business, individuals & families, the public sector, and the modern rural economy in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

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