Litigation Secretary (Family Law) - O'Dwyer Personnel, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Legal
  • Posted by O'Dwyer Personnel on Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Reference: 1647614
  • Apply before Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 34 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: O'Dwyer Personnel
One of the leading Legal firms is seeking to employ a Litigation Secretary. This is an exciting opportunity where the successful incumbent will be working in the Client’s Office in Cape Town. The firm has a focus on corporate and commercial law and wit...

One of the leading Legal firms is seeking to employ a Litigation Secretary. This is an exciting opportunity where the successful incumbent will be working in the Client’s Office in Cape Town. The firm has a focus on corporate and commercial law and with practice areas that include banking and finance, business recovery and insolvency among others. It also provides legal advisory services for intellectual property, litigation and dispute, media and communications, mergers and acquisitions, property transactions, sports and entertainment, tax, and information technology.

Duties: 

  • Dictaphone and copy typing of a wide range of documents
  • Preparing Urgent Applications, Divorce Summons and Interdicts
  • Incorporating amendments to documents and ability to cross reference clauses
  • Preparing resource and client files
  • Administrating and organizing professionals’ practices (diary management, answering telephone calls and tracking messages in the absence of team members
  • Preparing accounts for clients and prompt time capturing
  • Follow up payments of debtors
  • FICA administration: following up to ensure the FICA requirements are complete
  • Assisting with general office management and personnel administration related to the practice

Candidate Requirements

  • Matric essential
  • Secretarial diploma/legal secretarial diploma/paralegal qualification advantageous
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Litigation Secretary
  • Experience in Family Law advantageous
  • Ability to speak and type documents in both Afrikaans and English
  • Full working knowledge of all MS packages
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of File site and CMS would be advantageous

 

Competencies:

  • Attention to detail and quality focused
  • Ability to multi task and perform under pressure
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Reliability and punctuality important
  • Team player essential

 

What to include: 

  • Detailed CV (Please include month and year employed)
  • Reason for leaving last employ
  • Current salary
  • Required salary

 

Additional:

  • Please submit your CV via this advert
  • We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 30 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status
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About O'Dwyer Personnel

O’Dwyer Personnel is a Level 1 BBBEE, Black female owned recruitment and staffing company based in Cape Town servicing clients across South Africa and the UK with over 18 years’ experience in the recruitment industries both in the UK and South Africa.

We are passionate about partnering with our clients to help support their resourcing needs in the most cost and time effective manner, whether this be permanent, temp or contract recruitment.

We pride ourselves on our client and candidate centricity which is evidenced by the growth we have experienced as a result of the excellent work we have done with a variety of clients from JSE Listed companies to very small family owned businesses.

Our Unique Selling Point is based on tailoring our solution to meet our client’s needs and consistently delivering the level of quality that sets us apart from the competition. We are able to do this as we are passionate about having long term mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and candidates through really understanding their needs and giving them what they want.

We recruit for all sectors for all role levels up to Executive level and recognise that the people within a business are the fuel that can bring success or failure to an organisation. We go beyond the normal traditional recruitment processes to really understand what our clients are about and matching this with potential candidates that not only have the competency to do the job, but can fit into our clients culture and thrive.

Once we take the step of suggesting a candidate, we are sure we have aligned the personal career aspirations of our job seeker with the demands of the position and the needs of the organisation.

We believe the solutions we provide and the employment relationships that result, should always be meaningful and tailor-made to the unique individuals and organisations involved. We do not deal in off-the-shelf products and since our business is people, we know that one size never fits all.