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Legal Assistant


Withy King LLP
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bath
Job type: Permanent
Category: Legal Assistant Jobs
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Legal Assistant

Job Locations

UK-Bath

Job ID

2018-1259

Department

Employment

Type

Permanent Full-Time

Salary

Competitive

About the Role

Our employment team specialises in working closely with business owners and HR professionals in all areas of employment law, including TUPE

As a Legal Assistant you will provide an efficient and effective secretarial & administrative support to the Employment team, to ensure the department functions effectively and to enable the department to achieve its objectives.

Duties will include:

*
Managing an administrative workload under the guidance of a fee earner

*
Providing administrative support to fee earners including file-opening, telephone management, filing/ archiving, photocopying, email management and dealing with the post

*
Drafting documents and bills, under supervision, using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions

*
Undertaking basic legal processes, under supervision, such as screening initial client enquiries, preparing settlement agreements and posting settlement agreements with bills as well as dealing with due diligence ID queries

*
Providing administrative support for business development and marketing activities including booking facilities and refreshments, booking specialist, preparing presentation materials and associated marketing documentation

*
Providing support for designated fee earners and act as a resource for the wider team, providing help where required

*
Learning firm policies and business processes, ensuring compliance particularly with regards to confidentiality, security , data protection and file retention and destruction requirements

*
Ensuring adherence to all affiliations and standards connected to the department

About You

Skills & Experience:

* Previous experience in a legal administrative role is desirable
* Minimum of 5 GCSEs, A-C including English and Maths
* Legal qualifications are desirable
* Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage a busy workload
* Focused on delivering excellent client service

Behaviours:

* Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
* Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
* Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
* Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
* Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
* Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

About Us

Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices. We have the combined expertise of 470 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.

We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.

And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last three years.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a competitive salary, 26.5 days holiday per year, a great pension scheme and a whole host of other staff benefits.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!
Legal Assistant

Job Locations

UK-Bath

Job ID

2018-1259

Department

Employment

Type

Permanent Full-Time

Salary

Competitive

About the Role

Our employment team specialises in working closely with business owners and HR professionals in all areas of employment law, including TUPE

As a Legal Assistant you will provide an efficient and effective secretarial & administrative support to the Employment team, to ensure the department functions effectively and to enable the department to achieve its objectives.

Duties will include:

*
Managing an administrative workload under the guidance of a fee earner

*
Providing administrative support to fee earners including file-opening, telephone management, filing/ archiving, photocopying, email management and dealing with the post

*
Drafting documents and bills, under supervision, using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions

*
Undertaking basic legal processes, under supervision, such as screening initial client enquiries, preparing settlement agreements and posting settlement agreements with bills as well as dealing with due diligence ID queries

*
Providing administrative support for business development and marketing activities including booking facilities and refreshments, booking specialist, preparing presentation materials and associated marketing documentation

*
Providing support for designated fee earners and act as a resource for the wider team, providing help where required

*
Learning firm policies and business processes, ensuring compliance particularly with regards to confidentiality, security , data protection and file retention and destruction requirements

*
Ensuring adherence to all affiliations and standards connected to the department

About You

Skills & Experience:

* Previous experience in a legal administrative role is desirable
* Minimum of 5 GCSEs, A-C including English and Maths
* Legal qualifications are desirable
* Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage a busy workload
* Focused on delivering excellent client service

Behaviours:

* Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
* Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
* Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
* Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
* Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
* Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

About Us

Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices. We have the combined expertise of 470 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.

We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.

And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last three years.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a competitive salary, 26.5 days holiday per year, a great pension scheme and a whole host of other staff benefits.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!
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