Legal Secretary – Wills, Trusts and Probate
Legal Secretary – Wills, Trusts and Probate

Phillips Law is a leading Legal 500 law firm based in Basingstoke and is going through an exciting period of growth. We were awarded the Law Society Medium Law Firm of the Year in 2021, Hampshire Law Society Firm of the Year and Lawyer of the Year in 2022, Professional Services Firm of the Year in 2023 and Business of the Year and Winner of Winners at Basingstoke Inspire Awards 2023. We are a law firm that prides ourselves on standing in our clients shoes and providing an excellent service to our clients.

We are currently looking to recruit a Legal Secretary for our Wills, Trusts and Probate Department to join our growing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to join and assist in our highly regarded department.  The Department is an award-winning department having won Solicitor Firm of the Year: South at the British Wills and Probate Awards in 2023.

Phillips has a core value of bringing talented people together to achieve exceptional outcomes. We are passionate about: 

  1. attracting and retaining the brightest and most positive colleagues to work with; 
  2. being the regional law firm that clients want to work with for the quality of our advice and our people; and
  3. being a place where we love coming into work.    

The successful candidate will be working as member of a vibrant and growing wills, trusts and probate team, working alongside the senior leadership team and other solicitors. The work is varied and covers a broad range of wills, trusts, LPAs and probate matters. 

In your role, you will: – 

Assist senior solicitors with the day-to-day management of their files, which may include: – 

  • typing correspondence and documents – audio typing experience desirable
  • file opening, giving quotes and sending out quote letters
  • arranging and diarising client appointments
  • scanning, photocopying and filing documents as required
  • assisting with client telephone queries 
  • managing email correspondence
  • assisting with general compliance and file administration tasks. 

The ideal candidate will have legal secretarial experience gained in a Private Client Department.  Our key requirement of a successful candidate is that you are a willing and eager individual who is highly organised with the ability to learn new systems.

Phillips has a strong and loyal client base with a substantial amount of work coming in from repeat clients and their referrals. We are a key member of the local business community and strive to be the market leader in the region. Our culture is one of continuous growth and development, not only in terms of the expertise and the services we offer, but also in our engagement with the local community.  

Phillips offers a performance related bonus, a company pension scheme, a group life assurance scheme, a day off for your birthday, hybrid working, and a cycle to work scheme. In addition, there are regular social events, a running and walking club, weekly fruit and free entry into the Basingstoke half marathon on which we are headline sponsors. 

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to equality and diversity within the workplace.

Please send your letter of application and CV to our Finance and Operations Manager, Faye McMahon by emailing [email protected]

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