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Legal Secretary – Mental Capacity (Health and Welfare team)

Mental Capacity

Southampton or Bristol or Plymouth

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join our Mental Capacity (Health & Welfare) team. In this role, you would play a key part in providing high quality administrative support services, including team and file operational activities, team finance and risk activities, to enable the wider team's operational strategy. With a huge technology agenda on the horizon, you will be exposed to new and creative ways of working which will enhance not only your IT ability but free you up to develop your client relationship skills. 

Enable Law are part of the Foot Anstey Group and our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. We aim to provide our employees with a rewarding career and work environment with an attractive and flexible benefits scheme, as part of supporting the importance of work/life balance.  Benefits available to you include a Lifestyle Hour – a discretionary benefit to provide a fully flexible time slot for employees to take an additional hour away from work on a weekly basis. 

What you'll do:

  • Direct secretarial support to our Mental Capacity team ensuring you maximise the efficiency of their time, organising travel and meetings, producing/amending documents.
  • File management tasks to ensure full compliance with practices including, Lexcel, Code of Conduct, and anti-Money Laundering
  • Preparing files for court, gathering all relevant documentation and typing up of clear and concise case notes
  • Dealing with routine client telephone enquiries, managing and taking calls on behalf of the lawyers

What we're looking for:

  • Highly developed communication skills with an ability to handle difficult and sensitive conversations with empathy
  • Excellent written English and strong note taking skills
  • Experience in producing and amending letters / documents, and knowledge of document automation systems
  • Excellent organisational, communication and stakeholder management skills

Why Foot Anstey?

Enable Law are part of the Foot Anstey Group. We believe 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.  We are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values of collaboration over convention, championing aspiration, being refreshingly human, embracing entrepreneurial spirit and delivering integrated thinking guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.

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: Retail & Consumer, Financial Services, Energy & Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment, 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 seven bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.

Our people are critical to our success. We help our employees 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. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment.   We are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies. Over 40% of our employees have a permanent flexible working pattern, which is something that we actively encourage.  Due to the pandemic, the majority of our employees are currently working on a flexible, remote basis.  We anticipate a gradual return to our offices over the upcoming months in line with Government guidance. 

The recruitment process

We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for a role. We will acknowledge your application immediately and we will respond within 7 days regardless of outcome.  We review applications on a rolling basis and will move to shortlist as soon as possible. Typically we undertake a two interview stage process. Throughout the process you will receive ample information about us and the role.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard in 2018 and to successfully renew this in 2021.  That’s why this is right at the heart of our priorities.  This goes 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.

‘Powering your ambition’ is the statement that summarises what we stand for as a firm. It means that 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 are encouraged to answer the diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

If you have any questions about the role or your application, please contact Sophie Russell, Recruitment Administrator at [email protected]

And finally…

Good luck!

Foot Anstey. Powering Your Ambition.

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