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Legal Secretary - Masterton

We have an exciting opportunity for a legal secretary to join our Commercial team within our Masterton office.

About Gibson Sheat

Gibson Sheat is an established and well-respected law firm, that is in growth mode. We provide a broad range of legal services for our business and personal clients from our offices in Masterton, Lower Hutt and Wellington. We provide a supportive and collegial team environment, with an upbeat atmosphere.

The role

This is a full time role based in our busy and friendly Masterton office. You will be working in our Commercial team, and your key role will be to support and work alongside our Commercial partner whose practice includes rural farm work, general legal commercial work and conveyancing work. You will also work alongside our other wonderful legal secretaries to support some of our other lawyers.

This is a senior level secretary role, as you will be responsible for helping to draft legal documents (including agreements for sale and purchase, and business agreements) and assisting with conveyancing (including completing settlements). You will also prepare bills, maintain filing systems, telephone clients, make appointments and do other general office duties to support our Masterton team members to provide excellent service to our valued clients.

This role offers:

  • The opportunity to join a successful, busy, inclusive team, where everyone is treated with respect for the role they play
  • Ongoing professional development through a range of varied learning and development offerings
  • Competitive remuneration and a wide range of staff benefits.
  • Although this role is full-time, we are open to proposals for flexible working arrangements.

Skills and experience

You will:

  • have experience working as a legal secretary. If you have aspirations to become a Legal Executive, that will be encouraged
  • have excellent computer skills, be skilled at picking up new systems and be an accurate typist
  • have excellent writing, reading comprehension, grammar, and proof-reading skills
  • use their initiative, be proactive, be hardworking and willing to take on any task
  • have an aptitude for figures and have excellent attention to detail
  • have a calm temperament when under pressure
  • be flexible to help out when and where needed, and be a real team-player.
Most importantly, you will bring positive energy and engaging nature, as well as a good sense of humour to our Masterton office.

Candidates should send their CV and covering letter to HR Manager anna.holland-waterson@gibsonsheat.com by Thursday, 7 April 2021.