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Murray Beith Murray is a leading Scottish private client law firm.

For over 170 years we have specialised in meeting the legal, financial and administrative needs of individuals and families, family trusts, charities and private companies.

We now have a vacancy for an experienced Legal Secretary to provide high quality, proactive support to the Residential Property Group and the clients of the Firm. The role is full-time, working Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide high quality secretarial support
  • Provide exemplary internal and external client care
  • Work closely with the Residential Property team and as a secretarial unit to deal with all administrative and secretarial aspects of the conveyancing process;- the collation, ordering, filing and storage of documents; completion of any necessary LBTT and Keeper registration documentation; and file set up
  • Collaborate and work with secretarial and other colleagues within the team to develop and document processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness, prioritise work, share knowledge and monitor workflow
  • Maintain accurate records and systems
  • Process AML documentation accurately to conclusion
  • Assist with basic legal research
    Arrange meetings, diaries, travel and accommodation if required
  • Undertake any other duties that may be reasonably requested from time to time

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Previous experience working as a Legal Secretary
  • Excellent IT skills, willingness to embrace new technology
  • Fast and accurate typing speeds with the ability to proof own work
  • Accurate data entry and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise own workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and oral
  • Team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Flexible with natural problem solving skills

This job description provides an overview of the key duties and responsibilities for this role and is not intended to be exhaustive.

If you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV to include your salary expectations, via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to: Recruitment, Murray Beith Murray, 3 Glenfinlas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AQ.

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