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DMA Law is looking to recruit a Legal Secretary at our Darlington office to support our resident Solicitor in the Child Care/Family Department.

  • Job Title: Legal Secretary
  • Location: Darlington
  • Salary: Depending on experience
  • Office Hours: 5 days per week (35 hours)
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Basis: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP

Ideally, they should have experience as follows:

  • Possess all-round experience of Public Family Law
  • Possess all-round experience of Legally Aided Work and working knowledge of CCMS (Legal Aid Management System for making applications)
  • Possess all-round experience of typing and transcription skills
  • Have an ability to create and administer the day to day work efficiently and effectively within this role
  • Possess a good level of computer literacy and the ability to use bespoke computer systems

Preferable but not essential as training will be given:

  • Use of the SOS Connect case management system
  • Be able to be proactive, well organised and be able to use initiative as well as being a team member

Responsibilities will include:

  • Direct dictation
  • Updating our Case Management system daily, including inputting information, uploading correspondence and documentation and attaching emails (as the Dept. is working towards a ‘paperless office’)
  • Diary Management
  • Preparation of Bundles
  • Making applications for public funding on CCMS
  • Communicating with clients and third parties in person and on the telephone

Ideally, the candidate should have a minimum of two years’ experience as a Legal Secretary working in Child Care/Family.

Please forward your CV to Lyn Rowe, Practice & Operations Manager, DMA Law, 15 Norfolk Street, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR1 EA or email: