We are a growing firm, currently with 36 Partners, specialising in the areas of private client, commercial property, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, renewable energy, healthcare, telecoms and family businesses. 

We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunblane and Dunfermline.

We take recruitment of our people very seriously focusing on both technical skills and other attributes that indicate the potential for long term mutually beneficial work relationships and career development. We offer stability and quality of work as well as opportunities for progression and partnership. We are an equal opportunities employer. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us when applying for one of our vacancies.GDPR Candidate privacy notice.

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP is an equal opportunities employer.

Legal Secretary - Private Client

Inverness

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Legal Secretary to support the team dealing with private practice and in particular residential conveyancing and private client areas.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Client facing communication
  • Digital dictation transcription correspondence
  • Audio and copy typing of correspondence
  • Preparation of relevant private client documents
  • Preparation of draft fee notes following established procedures
  • Diary management and arrangement of meetings, travel and functions
  • File management, both hard copy and soft copy using client management software 

Specific Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of working within a legal environment in the production of relevant documents
  • Communication skills that demonstrate professional and polished conduct with clients, partners and employees
  • Audio and copy typing speed of at least 60wpm
  • Comfortable with use of email communication
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of track changes and mail merge
  • Working knowledge and confidence in using office equipment such as photocopiers, scanners, facsimiles, etc.
  • Ability to work with, and willingness to take direction from various levels of legal staff from partner to trainee
  • Pleasant telephone manner and ability to field telephone call and assist clients with their queries
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If you are a successful candidate you will also be able to manage priorities and your time, be supportive and helpful in your approach to people both externally and internally, be a team player and be willing to undertake other duties within the office when required.

If you have the skills and experience described above and are interested in this opportunity, please apply without delay. Please apply using our online portal and attach your CV.

Legal Secretary - CRG

Glasgow

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Legal Secretary to support the legal team involved in conflict resolution including commercial and employment litigation, mediation and other forms of resolution of contract disputes.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Client facing communication
  • Elements of legal case project management
  • Audio and copy typing of correspondence, large legal documents and court documentation, inventories
  • Preparation of draft fee notes following established procedures
  • Diary management and arrangement of meetings, travel and functions
  • File management, both hard copy and soft copy using client management software
    Quality Control

Specific Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated experience of working within a legal environment in the production of litigation and court documents
  • Familiarity with legal terms and specifically with litigation terms and language
  • Communication skills that demonstrate professional and polished conduct with clients, partners and employees
  • Audio and copy typing speed of at least 60wpm
    Comfortable with use of email communication
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of track changes
    Working knowledge and confidence in using office equipment such as photocopiers, scanners, facsimiles, etc.
  • Ability to work with, and willingness to take direction from various levels of legal staff from partner to trainee
  • Pleasant telephone manner and ability to field telephone call and assist clients with their queries
     

If you are a successful candidate you will also be able to manage priorities and your time, be supportive and helpful in your approach to people both externally and internally, be a team player and be willing to undertake other duties within the office when required.

If you have the skills and experience described above and are interested in this opportunity, please apply without delay. Please apply using our online portal and attach your CV.

 

Legal Secretary - CRG

Glasgow

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Legal Secretary to join our Conflict Resolution Department in Glasgow.

 The successful candidate will have legal secretarial experience, preferably with family law, litigation or court departments and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.   

 Role Responsibilities:

  • Audio and copy typing of correspondence, large legal documents and court documentation
  • Preparation of draft fee notes following established procedures
  • Diary management and arrangement of meetings, travel and functions
  • File management, both hard copy and soft copy using client management software
  • General assistance and support to Partners and staff within the team as required

 Specific Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of working within a legal environment in the production of litigation documents.
  • Familiarity with legal terms and specifically with litigation terms and language.
  • Knowledge of basic court documentation and procedures.
  • Communication skills that demonstrate professional and polished conduct with clients, partners and employees.
  • Audio and copy typing speed of at least 60wpm using Word Software package.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of track changes.
  • Working knowledge and confidence in using machinery such as photocopiers, scanners, facsimiles, etc.
  • Ability to work with and willingness to take direction from various levels of legal staff from partner to trainee.
  • Pleasant telephone manner and ability to field telephone call and assist clients with their queries
    Organised approach to workflow and ability to prioritise.

If you are a successful candidate you will also be able to manage priorities and your time, be supportive and helpful in your approach to people both externally and internally, be a team player and be willing to undertake other duties within the office when required. This environment is best suited to an experienced legal secretary.

If you have the skills and experience described above and are interested in this opportunity, please apply without delay. Please apply using our online portal and attach your CV.

First Line IT Support Analyst

Glasgow

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated First Line IT Support Analyst to join our support team in Glasgow.

Your role will support our IT Director in delivering a seamless service to Partners and employees.  You will play a key role in supporting the IT Director to help the business in achieving its ambitions for growth and supporting the development of our systems and services to the business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Log and prioritise calls in the helpdesk software. Escalate where necessary to IT Director.
  • Daily checks to performed to provide proactive information on IT Systems
  • Regularly contributing to the WJM Intranet by adding or updating resources, and tech tips.
  • Covering Service Desk, How Tos, escalated incidents, and respond to requests
  • Create new users on system
  • Create profiles on PC for new users
  • PC moves (mostly for Trainee Moves)
  • Remove leavers from the system
  • Setting up of presentations and VCs
  • Provide support on IT projects when requested by IT Director.
     

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Have previous knowledge of working in an office environment/similar role
  • Technically competent with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Additional knowledge and experience with Document Management Systems (e.g., Lawsoft) a plus.
  • Experience with legal applications, Customer Relationship Management systems, timekeeping software ,
  • Records Management systems, document comparison tools, or Adobe Acrobat a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including instructional and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on motivational skills and positive attitude
  • Strong customer-service skills.
  • A team player willing to assist in other areas of WJM IT, e.g., user support.

 
  If you are interested in this great opportunity please apply using our online portal and attach your cv

Legal Archivist

Glasgow (and surrounding offices)

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Legal Archivist to join our Support Services Department in Glasgow as well as surrounding offices. The role will be diverse and is likely to develop, the main duties will include:

  • Filtering and identifying deeds
  • Dating and recording documents and Wills in and out of storage
  • Dealing with related correspondence;
  • Assisting with administration of deeds, documents and files

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of viewing and understanding legal documents and is looking for a new challenge. This is a major project where the candidate will be required to review, update and maintain the deeds and wills system on behalf of the Firm. They will be an independent worker, detailed and precise in their approach to completing tasks and must be able to prioritise and juggle a number of tasks at a time. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft programmes (outlook, Word and Excel) is also advantageous.   

If you have the skills and experience described above and are interested in this opportunity, please apply without delay. Please apply using our online portal and attach your cv.