We are looking for a secretary to join our busy Personal Injury Department. The ideal candidate will provide comprehensive secretarial and admin support to their appointed lawyer to ensure that they are able to operate at optimum efficiency. Previous experience in a legal secretarial role will be an advantage. However, for the right candidate on the job training will be offered.

The Role

Duties include but will not be limited to:-

  • To prepare correspondence and legal documents through audio and copy typing.
  • Liaising with clients face to face, over the phone and via email.
  • Paperwork including daily filing, opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files.
  • Managing general administrative support to the lawyer and at times the wider team.
  • To prepare mail and enclosures for dispatch.
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain diary of their lawyer.

The Candidate

  • A touch typing speed of at least 50 words per minute is essential for this role as it will demand a considerable amount of audio typing.
  • Good standard of education (Grade C or above in English/Maths at GCSE level)
  • Excellent spelling and grammar
  • Good organisation and attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.

The Company

Ward & Rider Solicitors is a progressive legal practice with over 80 staff members offering a full range of legal services. We have a team of expert lawyers and support staff who genuinely care about our clients and their affairs and who provide the highest levels of legal services. Ward & Rider was established in 1948 and was awarded the Law Society’s prestigious Lexcel Accreditation in 2004, which we are proud to have maintained to date for our quality legal services.


Salary will be dependent on experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

In the first instance please send CV and covering letter to our Manager of HR, Lin Claridge at our postal address or to: