We're looking for a Legal Secretary to join our Employment & Immigration team

Employment & Immigration
£23,400 - £24,000 (d.o.e plus excellent benefits)
Cardiff | Hybrid (between office and home)

Legal Secretary – Employment and Immigration

Permanent – Full time

Are we the business for you?

Capital is a growing business; we are a commercial law firm and a consultancy business with headquarters in Cardiff and offices in London and Paris. Working with clients across the country and around the world, we have developed a distinctive organisation, providing the highest quality services across the private, public, and third sectors. We aim to be exceptional, both in the way we work and in the combination of our services.

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to join a friendly and supportive team of four to help support the continued growth in our busy Employment & Immigration team. The successful individual will be somebody that has a keen desire to learn, has good organisational skills and is willing to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and get stuck in with the day-to-day challenges a busy and successful Employment & Immigration team presents. Full training is provided, and you will be given a warm welcome by the team whilst you learn the skills required to do well. If you are enthusiastic, driven and are looking for a new challenge then we want to hear from you.

In short, as a Legal Secretary at Capital Law you’ll play a vital role in providing full secretarial, PA and administrative support to a team of fee earners.

Working within the Employment and Immigration team

Our Employment and Immigration team is approachable, alert, creative, and rewarding to work with.

We handle all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, collective and individual. Our lawyers have niche expertise in business immigration, as well as extensive experience in equality and diversity, data protection, employee investigations, and mediation.

Our team also has a strong reputation for high-profile, complex and sensitive employment litigation.


The below duties are some of the day-to-day responsibilities you would have once fully trained:

  • Assist in maintenance of all aspects of client files, from inception to closure
  • Preparation and formatting of correspondence and documents
  • Maintain accurate documentation and electronic filing
  • Coordination of client billing
  • Financial housekeeping of client files
  • Audio and copy typing
  • Manage emails/correspondence, calls and enquiries
  • Photocopying and scanning documents
  • Diary management, organising meetings, facilitating travel and accommodation
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks, as and when required

You will ideally need the following:

  • Legal secretarial / administrative experience (nice to have but not necessary, full training will be provided)
  • Excellent IT skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Commitment to proving excellent service
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, prioritise a high-volume workload and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work well under pressure, adapt to changing requirements and see opportunities for improvement
  • Flexible ‘can do’ approach with the ability to work proactively, use own initiative and offer solutions
  • Team-focus with a flexible and collaborative approach to working with others, but also able to work alone.
  • Confidence to communicate with all levels in order to manage expectations and maintain effective working relationships.

In return, we offer

  • flexible working: you will have the ability to work between home and the office as required.
  • health and wellbeing: subsidised in-person and virtual yoga, wellbeing events and our ‘Time to Move’ scheme, offering colleagues time to simply get away from their desks.
  • career development opportunities: we are a fast-growing and ambitious firm. We appreciate and value your ambition, too.
  • excellent rewards and benefits: competitive pension scheme, comprehensive health plan, life assurance, option to buy/sell annual leave, recognition scheme, cycle to work scheme, 1x a week Chiropractor onsite, Chef onsite – free lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays, shower facilities onsite, regular social events, and lots more
  • a great location and working environment: Cardiff is a fantastic place to live and work. Our office, in the city centre, is right in the middle of it all, yet only a short drive from some of the best of the Welsh countryside.

We’re committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. We encourage equality and diversity, and treat all job applicants and colleagues fairly — regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion or any religious or cultural beliefs, marital status and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity. We have no tolerance for discrimination.

Here, we can be ourselves, succeed on merit, and grow with people from all walks of life.

If you are interested in applying to this role please click the ‘Apply Now‘ button, stating the role you wish to apply to, attaching a CV & Cover Letter to your email.