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Apprentice Legal Secretary

UK Tax, Wealth Planning & Succession


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Are you looking to take your first steps into an administrative role within a professional and supportive legal environment?  Are you interested in a career as a Legal Secretary?  If so, this could be the perfect role for you.  We are looking for an apprentice legal administrator to join our Private Client team in our Southampton office whilst undertaking an apprenticeship with Kiwi Education.  Whilst we cannot guarantee a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship, our intention is that this would lead towards a career at Foot Anstey as a legal secretary.

If you are interested in working for a firm where you can truly develop your career then this is the role for you! 

Your duties will include:

  • Organising travel and meetings
  • Assisting lawyers with managing monthly billing procedures, cash collection and credit control processes
  • Dealing with all file management tasks to ensure full compliance with Foot Anstey practices and procedures
  • All ad hoc administration duties such as filing, scanning and photocopying
  • Producing and amending letters/documents/spreadsheets/presentations 
  • Opening and closing files and ensuring all necessary processes are followed
  • Managing diaries

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload and manage competing priorities.
  • A highly flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment. 
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • The ability to be creative, spot opportunities and contribute new ideas to the team.
  • Good IT skills including: Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Personal qualities

  • Confidence to engage with people of all levels across the business and not just within the team.
  • An interest in law.
  • A willingness to learn.

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at Grade C/4 and above to include maths and English

Future Prospects

We cannot guarantee that there will be a permanent position at the end of the 18 month apprenticeship, however we hope to be able to offer our apprentices opportunities to further develop their skills and progress their career as a legal secretary within the business.


£15,000 per year. The hours of this role are 09:00 – 17.15 Monday to Friday.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role, please contact our Recruitment Team via email in the first instance, and we will come back to you as soon as we can: [email protected]

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK's fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers  and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from eight locations: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London, as well as a 'hub' base in Oxford.

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy, and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you. 

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021.  We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities, and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

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