- City of Westminster, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I have very fast and accurate typing skills, my English is first class as are my organisational and legal accounting skills. I have worked as a court shorthand writer and latterlymore...I have very fast and accurate typing skills, my English is first class as are my organisational and legal accounting skills. I have worked as a court shorthand writer and latterly as a legal secretary for head of department in a top London solicitors office.
I have also worked in local government as an emergency response planner in the chief executive's department.
Area Covered: Legal, accounting, local government
Summary: Company Secretary, One St Leonards Rd Ltd, 2004-2010.
Senior Legal Secretary, Macfarlanes, until retirement in 2009.
Legal Secretary & Emergency Planning administrator, Isle of Wight Council 1990-1998.
Secretary to Sales Manager, Portsmouth Publishing & Printing 1989.
Court Reporter, Queensland, Australia 1986-1989.
Official Court shorthand-writer, London & North West England, 1974-1986.
Secretary: Guys Hospital, Dixon Wilson accountants, Young & Rubicam advertising, IPJ Paints. 1967-1974.
Job Title: Company Secretary
Company: Brand Elite Ltd
Description: Company Secretary
Job Title: Senior Legal Secretary
Description: I was secretary to the head of litigation in this City of London firm of solicitors. The work was confidential and often involved meeting deadlines. I am a very fast and accurate typist and took dictation both by audio and shorthand when my employer was out of the office and telephoned me with instructions which needed immediate action. The role also involved liaising with clients and preparing monthly bills as well as researching new clients' backgrounds in accordance with money laundering regulations.
Job Title: Court Reporter
Company: Brisbane Court Reporting Bureau
Description: As an official court reporter I took a verbatim note of court proceedings. I am a shorthand-writer and can write at well over 200 words a minute. Transcripts were generally prepared on a daily basis. Before working in Australia I was an official shorthand-writer in English courts where you work a full day in court and prepare the transcripts when ordered. Given the nature of the work, my hearing is acute, my understanding of language and accents is exceptional and my typing speeds, presentation and grammar are first class.
Job Title: Company Secretary
Company: One St Leonards Rd Ltd
Description: Company secretary of this leasehold property owners' company involved filing annual returns and changes of directors and shareholders etc at Companies House, convening annual general meetings, keeping minutes and all company records and books of account, preparing accounts, arranging for maintenance and repairs of common parts of the property, liaising with company accountant and solicitors for prospective buyers and answering their enquiries.
Education Summary: I was educated at a time when the basic skills were taught to a significantly higher level than in most state schools today. I was taught English, Mathematics, Geography, Shorthand and Typing to a high standard in secondary school. I attended Kilburn Polytechnic in North London for a year where I improved my secretarial skills and studied Spanish and British Constitution to A level standard.