Job Vacancy: Family/Child Care Secretary

By 13th December 2019 DMA LAW TEAM No Comments
  • Job Title: Legal Secretary
  • Location: Peterlee, County Durham
  • Salary: Depending on experience
  • Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm – Monday to Friday
  • Basis: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP

DMA Law are looking to recruit a Legal Secretary at their Peterlee office for 5 days per week to support their resident Solicitor Caroline Ward in the Child Care department.

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 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.
  • Drafting legal documents.
  • Updating our Case Management system daily, including inputting information, uploading correspondence and documentation and attaching emails (as the Dept. works paperlight).
  • Diary Management.
  • Preparation of Bundles.
  • Making applications for public funding on CCMS.
  • Communicating with clients and third parties in person and on the telephone.


Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to Diane Hayden, Office Manager, DMA Law, 9/11 Burnhope Way, Peterlee, SR8 1BT or email:

Close of applications: 2nd January 2020