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Receptionist/Legal Secretary

Position: Receptionist/Legal Secretary

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Salary: Negotiable, depending upon experience.

Company Overview:

We are an established and reputable law firm based in the UK, known for our exceptional legal services and client-focused approach. Our team consists of talented and forward-thinking solicitors dedicated to providing top-notch legal counsel to our clients. We seek a skilled and experienced Receptionist/Legal Assistant to join our team and play a vital role in assisting our solicitors and providing excellent service to the public.


Front Desk Management:

As our firm’s first point of contact, you will warmly welcome clients, offer them hot/cold drinks, and provide a positive and professional experience.

Client Assistance:

Assist solicitors in handling client inquiries, scheduling appointments, and coordinating meetings. Show a proactive approach to addressing client needs and ensuring their satisfaction.

Administrative Support:

Perform various administrative tasks, including but not limited to filing legal documents, data entry, managing correspondence, and maintaining office supplies to ensure smooth operations.

Legal Research:

Conduct legal research under the guidance of solicitors, retrieving case information and collating relevant materials as required.

Document Preparation:

Assist solicitors in drafting and proofreading legal documents, such as contracts, letters, and court filings, ensuring accuracy and adherence to legal guidelines.

Diary Management:

Help manage solicitors’ calendars, ensuring appointments, court dates, and deadlines are scheduled and tracked efficiently.

Confidentiality and Data Protection:

Handle sensitive client information with the utmost confidentiality and always adhere to data protection regulations.

Team Collaboration:

Collaborate with the legal team and other support staff to ensure effective communication and a cohesive work environment.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Legal Industry Experience:

Proven experience within the legal industry, demonstrating familiarity with legal procedures, terminology, and document handling.


Exhibit high professionalism, maintaining a courteous and helpful attitude while interacting with clients and colleagues.

Communication Skills:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, enabling precise and effective communication with clients and team members.

Organisational Skills:

Strong organisational and multitasking abilities to manage the reception area and efficiently assist solicitors with various tasks.

Client-Centric Approach:

A genuine passion for dealing directly with the public and ensuring the best possible client experience.

Attention to Detail:

Meticulous attention when handling legal documents and administrative tasks to minimise errors.


Proficiency in using standard office software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite) and willingness to learn new software or case management systems.


Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work well under pressure, ensuring smooth operations in a fast-paced legal environment.


Exhibit discretion and integrity when handling sensitive information and maintaining client confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Receptionist or Legal Secretary in a law firm.
  • Familiarity with UK legal systems and procedures.
  • Relevant legal certifications or academic background in law.

Why Join Axis Solicitors?

  • A reputable and established law firm committed to excellence and client satisfaction.
  • To avail the opportunity to work in a diverse and intellectually stimulating law firm.
  • To be a part of a supportive and collaborative work environment that values individual contributions.
  • Competitive salary and benefits/commission package.
  • To embrace career growth, professional development and advancement opportunities within the firm.
  • Access to resources and tools necessary to excel in your role.
  • To have the chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of clients in need.

How to Apply:

Join our dynamic team and contribute your talents to our thriving law firm. If you are a driven individual with a passion for the legal industry and a customer-centric mindset, we encourage you to apply!

To apply, please submit your updated CV and a cover letter at [HR@axis.lawyer] detailing your relevant experience and why you are an ideal fit for this role. We look forward to reviewing your application and welcoming you to our team!