Legal Secretary, (with Reception duties), PTW

Forest Row, East Sussex
05 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Secretary (with Reception duties) - Forest Row Forest Row Office

Leading Sussex law firm, Mayo Wynne Baxter, provides a comprehensive and personal service to a broad spectrum of local, national and international clients across a range of business law and personal legal services. Our innovative approach to client service helped us to win the “Customer Delight” award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.

This is an interesting role for someone who enjoys variety in their week, enjoys working as part of a team and is looking for a new challenge. Tasks will include preparation of correspondence and documents through digital dictation and word processing, preparing mail and enclosures for despatch, attending to clients both in person and on the telephone, arranging meetings, making appointments and reception duties. We ideally require someone with a legal secretarial background, ideally in PTW, although we would consider applicants with equivalent relevant experience.

Our PTW (Probate Trusts and Wills) team has a great reputation and receives extensive positive feedback in respect of client service excellence and so a high standard of interpersonal skills and communication skills is essential for this position along with a positive manner in dealing with clients and colleagues. The Reception part of the role is equally important in terms of giving a first class impression to all clients and contacts that telephone or visit the office.  

We use modern secretarial methods within the firm such as digital dictation and IT-based file opening procedures, some knowledge of these processes would be advantageous. A very high degree of accuracy and organisational skills is paramount, with a can do approach to undertake multiple tasks and effective prioritisation.

Working Hours

8.30am – 5.30pm Monday - Friday (with an hour for lunch)

To Apply

Please email covering letter and CV along with salary expectations to Sarah Cummins at

Closing Date

Wednesday 26 October 2016