Vacancy Detail

VWV is a full service, award-winning law firm with offices in London, Watford, Bristol & Birmingham. With around 450 employees, we're a sizeable firm that still continues to grow, known for its friendly and welcoming culture, where teamwork and collaboration is key.

Vacancy Detail

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    Estates, Tax Planning and Trusts
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    Full Time


Our Wills, Trusts and Estates team deals with all aspects of estate administration, estate planning, trusts, and lasting power of attorney work. A number of the team  are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and recognised as specialists in this field.  The team forms part of the wider nationally recognised Private Client department of around 50 lawyers spanning across all four office locations and ranked in the Legal 500.

Partner, Michael Knowles and his team are recruiting for a full time Secretary in London. The role is predominantly office based at our office next to Monument tube station. 

Is This Your Next Career Move?

In this role you'll be taking ownership of the legal administration tasks to allow our lawyers to focus on business generation.  You'll support the team with file opening and closing, filing and compliance management, typing, telephoning clients and taking messages, diary and appointments management and building rapport with our clients.

You'll assist with the production of marketing materials and seminar notes, maintain Lexcel-compliant files and assist with the drafting of client correspondence and reports.  You'll become familiar with the firm's compliance procedures for letters of engagement, file opening, money laundering, archiving, billing and client accounts. You will get the opportunity to use your client-facing skills and play a key part in gathering relevant information from clients to assist the lawyers with their enquiries. 

If you are looking for a varied and crucial role in a friendly and close-knit team, this could be the opportunity for you.

Where Will I Be Working? 

We have a unique and engaging culture that we hold dear. We work hard but we also love to have fun and we recognise that it's the social interaction between us that is central to  our culture. Although the lockdowns have proved we can work effectively as a business from home, this role is office based in London, with flexibility to work from home from time to time.

Why Choose Us?

With just under 500 employees, we're a sizeable firm that continues to grow. We're known for our friendly and welcoming culture where teamwork and collaboration is key. We invite you to watch the short video on the right hand side to see what our own people have to say about us.

We offer an exciting array of benefits and are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.  We're striving to create an environment where everyone, regardless of background, can reach their full potential.

Who Are We Hoping Will Apply?

You'll be an experienced secretary with the ability and confidence to support the team from partner level to paralegal.  It's a busy role so you'll be organised, an excellent all-round communicator with proficient IT skills, using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. You're someone who's motivated by the team's successes ahead of their own and your calm, professional phone manner will be appreciated by our clients. 

Your existing experience in the legal sector will certainly help you hit the ground running. If you consider yourself a self-starter with first-rate attention to detail we'd love to hear from you.

For more details of the essential and desirable experience we're looking for, please click on the attached job description link.

Not Sure Whether To Apply?

Making the next career move is one that can feel immensely daunting and we've all been there! It's likely you'll have one or two questions on the role or about the firm before you feel happy to apply. If so, please contact me, Hayley Legge, Recruitment Advisor, in complete confidence on 07468 698923 or and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Recruitment Agencies

We're not accepting applications from agencies at this time and politely request that you don't send candidates through. 



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24 King William Street, London, UK, EC4R 9AT

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Emma Forrester

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Polite note to agencies - VWV has made the financial investment to employ an in-house recruitment team to adopt a direct sourcing strategy which supports the future growth of the firm. If on occasion agency support is required for any of our live vacancies, introductions will only be deemed accepted if the agency has agreed to VWV's recruitment terms through our Recruitment Manager, Emma Forrester. We'd please ask that you do not send unsolicited introductions to our Partners or anyone else in the firm. Should we engage with your candidate through our own direct sourcing means, we reserve the right not to be bound by your terms and conditions should you do so without our consent.