German speaking Legal Secretary

Are you a German speaker with previous secretarial experience working with legal terminology? We have an excellent opportunity for you with a highly prestigious legal firm, as a legal secretary / legal PA to provide a wide range of comprehensive legal administrative support to 3 Senior Partners of the German department whilst also supporting other departments in float secretary capacity.

The client prides themselves on their friendly and supportive working environment a wonderful work/life balance whilst working within a fast-paced legal environment! As a German speaking legal secretary you will join the firm’s team of multilingual legal secretaries. The responsibilities you will cover as a German speaking Legal Secretary would be to provide 1:1 legal secretarial support to the partners as well as producing, editing and proofing legal documentation in English and German (typing up legal documentation, involvement with the dossiers and cases). For other departments you will also be managing busy diaries, booking appointments and providing translation support in German and English.

Please note that you must possess first-class written and verbal communication skills in German and English, sound knowledge of German and English legal terminology, a meticulous eye for detail, deadline driven as well as a proven administrative / secretarial background from within a legal/notarial environment.


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills is both German AND English
  • A proven Legal Secretary / Bilingual Secretary / Team Secretary / Team Assistant/ Legal PA background with UK based work experience from within a similar corporate / legal / Notarial environment
  • Good knowledge of German and English legal terminology
  • Methodical approach to work with excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Resilient, highly organised with the ability to manage your own workload whilst juggling multiple tasks simultaneously within a short time frames and remaining calm under pressure
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills, adaptable, approachable, committed, flexible, discreet, with great attention to detail
  • Confident of communicating at all levels colleagues /managers/ corporate clients / HNWIs
  • Excellent numerical and IT skills with a typing speed around 60wpm
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

To apply, please send your CV in Word format to Hannah. If you have applied for any other languagematters vacancy there is no need to re-apply, as your CV will be considered for all vacancies that match your language skills and work experience.

languagematters is a multi-discipline, multilingual recruitment agency offering a wide range of bilingual jobs in London, the South-east, nationwide and overseas. Our goal is to be the most valued, knowledgeable and indispensable recruitment partner in the language recruitment field.

We work constantly to provide equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, disability or sexuality.

NB: Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid work permit. Please note that we contact successful candidates within 3-4 working days. languagematters is acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy.

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