Legal Secretary

Location:Dublin City

Job Length:Permanent, Contract


Firm:McCann FitzGerald

Job Type:Full Time



Practice Area:General Practice, Corporate Practice

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McCann FitzGerald is a premier corporate law firm, employing over 600 people. They currently have a number of opportunities across the firm for Legal Secretaries.

Responsibilities include:

  • Secretarial support to fee-earners as required, ensuring that documentation and correspondence are produced to a high standard, in accordance with houses style and to tight deadlines;
  • Assisting with weekly time entry on Aderant Expert for fee earners;
  • Billing: drafting narratives from work in progress reports [Aderant Expert] and computing figures. Follow-up with relevant fee earners to ensure all time is captured. Processing signed off bills with accounts;
  • Preparation of transaction bills to clients’ specifications;
  • Dealing with telephone queries and ensuring that such queries are handled in a professional, courteous and prompt manner;
  • Organising travel arrangements;
  • Ensuring electronic and hard copy filing is up to date;
  • Suggesting improvements/amendments to systems and procedures;
  • Other secretarial and administrative tasks and ad hoc projects as requested.

Experience, knowledge and skills:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of three years relevant experience ideally in a professional services environment;
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills;
  • Excellent numerical skills and attention to detail;
  • A high degree of discretion and the ability to work with sensitive and confidential data;
  • Good time management skills, the ability to manage a busy workload and meet required deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner with all levels of the business;
  • A positive attitude, the ability to take ownership and responsibility for the completion of tasks and the ability to take and demonstrate initiative;
  • Minimum 65 wpm.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Leaving Certificate and preferably a secretarial course or legal/admin course (one year duration).

Please send your CV and cover letter to before the closing date, 28 February 2019, 5.00pm.

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