Legal Secretary – Private Client

Dorchester, Dorset

9am-5.15pm | Monday-Friday

From £24,000

1 year maternity cover


  • Providing all-round secretarial and administrative support to the Private Client Team.
  • Liaising with clients and addressing basic queries in a professional manner.
  • Managing diaries and scheduling appointments.
  • Producing documents using digital dictation.
  • Maintaining filing and record systems to ensure efficient organisation.


We are currently seeking a full-time Legal Secretary to join our busy and successful Private Client Team at our Dorchester office. The ideal candidate will provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support, ensuring the smooth operation of the team.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Dedication to serving the best interests of clients.
  • Previous experience as a Legal Secretary is preferred but not essential; however, strong administration experience is required.
  • Excellent typing skills, including audio transcription.
  • Proficiency in IT skills.

Company description:

At Battens, our dedicated staff are the cornerstone of our success. With a rich history spanning 300 years, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach and commitment to delivering exceptional service to our clients. Our workplace culture is stimulating, inclusive, collaborative, and empowering, fostering an environment where every team member is valued and has the opportunity to thrive.

Other information:


  • Life assurance from day one of employment.
  • Salary sacrifice scheme or group pension with 4% contribution from Battens.
  • Income protection.
  • Holiday entitlement starting at 23 days per year, increasing to 30 days with length of service.
  • Range of discounted legal services, including free conveyancing.
  • Generous staff recruitment bonus scheme.
  • Additional day off on your birthday.
  • Access to mental health services, including therapy sessions.
  • Employee assistance programme.

If you are ready to join a dynamic team where your contributions are valued and rewarded, apply now for a call back!

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