Our Clinical Negligence department is looking to bolster their secretarial team with a Legal Secretary to provide secretarial support and assistance.

We are based in a grade 2 listed building in the historic Royal Riverside Arsenal site in South east London close to all local travel links to Central London; British Rail, DLR and Thames Riverboat stations together with the upcoming Crossrail station.

Legal Secretary

Powell & Co is a highly regarded Claimant clinical negligence firm. We are lexcel accredited and hold a clinical negligence legal aid franchise. Our head of department is a member of both the Law Society and AvMA clinical negligence panels.

Due to success and growth, Powell & Co is seeking to bolster their secretarial team and as a result an opportunity has arisen for a committed individual to provide secretarial support and assistance to the Clinical Negligence department.

The Clinical Negligence team currently consists of a secretary, paralegal, trainee solicitor and 4 qualified solicitors. There is an interesting mixture of work including orthopaedic, delayed diagnosis of cancer, surgical and serious brain and spinal injury claims.

The secretarial role will be a part-time permanent position based at Powell & Co’s office in Woolwich Arsenal. The salary will be competitive.

Job summary

Powell & Co is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with previous legal and/or secretarial experience.

The role will include filing, typing, covering reception, taking telephone messages on behalf of solicitors, preparing bundles and any other duties as required to provide support to the Clinical Negligence team.

Suitable candidate

This role would suit an individual with previous office experience, ideally within a legal environment and/or including previous secretarial experience.

The suitable candidate will have a proactive, courteous and professional attitude as well as excellent interpersonal skills. The role would suit someone who is computer literate and has an excellent command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The suitable candidate will have a fast and accurate typing speed together with good time management skills. Experience of working in a legal environment would be advantageous but is not essential.


Powell & Co always endeavours to recruit and retain the best staff. On offer is the following:

  • A competitive salary
  • 20 days holiday, plus bank/public holidays (pro rata). In addition, the office is closed between Christmas and New Year and holiday entitlement is not required to be used for that period.
  • A friendly and supportive team of colleagues


Deadline: 23 May 2019
If you would like to join us, please email your CV and covering letter to npibworth@powell-solicitors.co.uk. We will not accept applications from agencies.