Senior Legal Secretary


Permanent Full-Time Position

Location: Solihull, West Midlands

Salary: Extremely Competitive plus Bonus Scheme

Our Firm

Vienna Kang Advocates is a niche firm specialising in the defence of serious crime. We are frequently instructed to represent and defend in extremely serious cases, involving some of the most notorious crimes prosecuted in recent times and quite often cases attracting national notoriety.

As a modern and dynamic firm, we embrace the latest technology and cutting-edge practices in our strive for excellence. We pride ourselves on thorough and robust defence case preparation, working hard to formulate novel points to enable us to articulate powerful and compelling submissions on behalf of those whom we represent.

The Position

We are fortunate to benefit from a solid team of talent comprising some of the best Solicitors and Barristers who are eminent within their profession. We are continually developing and are now seeking to expand that team further by the addition of a Senior Legal Secretary.

The successful candidate shall provide comprehensive administrative and secretarial support to a Principal Solicitor and Senior Litigator. The opportunity necessitates a person who is able and prepared to work in a challenging, demanding and very fast-paced environment. They must be adaptable, possess the ability to learn and be flexible in many different situations.

Responsibilities shall include but not be limited to: –

  • Attending client conferences and taking notes
  • Collating and indexing Court bundles and documents
  • Communicating with clients and stakeholders within the Criminal Justice System
  • Diary management
  • Digital audio transcription
  • General administrative duties and tasks
  • Handling enquiries and screening telephone calls
  • Maintaining orderly client files
  • Production, preparation and amendment of legal documents, statements and forms
  • Proofreading legal documents
  • Provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so
  • Take responsibility towards their own self-development
  • Use initiative to progress files within the limits of their own ability


The successful candidate shall have at least three years’ legal secretarial experience. They must have excellent computer / IT and organisational skills. They shall be required to have the requisite ability to communicate and liaise with clients and stakeholders within the Criminal Justice System in a confident manner. They shall be able to undertake digital audio typing with a high degree of accuracy and speed with a minimum of 90 WPM. Furthermore, they should have a full, clean UK driving licence and access their own vehicle.

Person Specification

  • A professional and courteous manner
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to type accurately with minimum 90 WPM
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask effectively
  • Active listening and record keeping skills
  • Confident manner with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation and people management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with legal documentation and terminology
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications and word processing
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Professional and friendly demeanour
  • Self-motivated but able to work as a team
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Use of discretion and tactful

Benefits and Salary

  • Salary Extremely Competitive
  • 33 days holiday including Public Holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible hours

Applications by e-mail to Gemma Morris –