Commercial Property Legal Secretary/Assistant

Phillips Solicitors is a leading Hampshire law firm based in Basingstoke and is going through an exciting period of growth.

We have a vacancy for a full-time Commercial Property Legal Secretary/Assistant.

With a core value of bringing talented people together to achieve positive outcomes, we are an energised team, 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. 

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. Our network is constantly evolving and our clients tell us our great reputation is growing.  

In your role, you will:

Work in the Commercial Property Department, which has a thriving team of six staff, including one Director, Associate Solicitor, Solicitor and three Commercial Property Legal Secretaries/Assistants.   

The role will involve a high volume of typing, taking telephone messages, filing, the preparation of documentation and assisting as required.   The use of our case management system is essential – full training will be given to those who are not familiar with this particular software.  Previous experience preparing Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns and applications to the Land Registry would also be desirable.

This position will suit someone who is well organised and energetic and who enjoys working in a busy team, interacting with clients, agents and other third parties.    The successful candidate will be part of a team of support secretaries/assistants within the Department.

PC literacy is essential, with expertise particularly in Word, Outlook and Excel. 

Previous knowledge of commercial property is essential, and an enthusiastic and willing approach to new challenges is required as new processes and business opportunities frequently call for changes to processes.   

We are offering a competitive salary dependent upon experience and ability.

As well as being part of a law firm with a great reputation, Phillips offers a company pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and a group life assurance scheme.  In addition, there are regular social events, a running and walking club, weekly fruit and free entry in to the Basingstoke half marathon of 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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