We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to join our busy Family department in Hartlepool.

The ideal candidate will have experience in Family work and a good understanding of the variety of work carried out by the lawyers within a busy legal aid Family team. 

Main duties include: 

  • Client contact on telephone and in person dealing with queries such as progress updates for clients and taking messages for fee earners.
  • Telephone contact with third parties such as Barristers to coordinate appointments and court dates.
  • Assist in managing the fee earners’ diaries and making appointments for both new and existing clients.
  • Completion of accurate conflict checks and advising clients on the necessary paperwork that they must supply in relation to Money Laundering and Proof of income.
  • Open new client files on case management system.
  • Accurate and fast audio typing, copy transcriptions and document formatting.
  • The preparation of Briefs for Counsel.
  • Prepare and update Trial Bundles including indexes.
  • Assist fee earners by attending with clients to check through their personal statements and obtaining signatures. 
  • Assist in the drafting of documents.

You should have experience of working in a legal environment, ideally within a Legal Aid Family setting. 


To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering email/letter to recruitment@tbilaw.co.uk before 14th June 2024.

If you'd like to discuss this vacancy in confidence, please use the same e-mail address to get in touch.

This is a full-time position and salary will be dependent upon experience. We offer an excellent range of benefits with generous holidays, support for medical costs and an employee assistance programme plus much more. 

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we find a suitable candidate.

No agencies please.