3 months ago
Hogan Lovells is one of the leading global law firms. Our distinctive market position is founded on our exceptional breadth of our practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on our 'one team' global approach. Formed through the combination of two top international law firms, Hogan Lovells has over 40 offices in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With a presence in the world's major financial and commercial markets, we are well placed to provide excellent business-oriented advice to our clients locally and internationally. Our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in all regions of our global practice.
Delivering a professional secretarial, organisational and administrative service. The individual will be proactive and responsbile in managing their workload, acting with autonomy and using initiative. Working with a Partner and a team of fee earners ranging from Associate to Counsel within the International Arbitration & Projects, Engineering & Constructions Litigation Group.
Take ownership of enquiries, resolving or escalating (or identifying alternative contacts) as appropriate.
Build an understanding of the nature of the fee earners' work, get to know their clients and build relationships with them and the client PAs.
Produce long, accurate complex house-style documents, manuscript amends, audio dictation and document comparisons.
Demonstrate strong organisational skills, regularly act on own initiative, highlighting issues and suggesting possible solutions.
Organise and prioritise workload and keep a level-headed approach in a busy working environment.
Actively source and share knowledge with others.
Build a network of strong working relationships both internally and externally.
Diary management - arranging meetings, conference calls, lunches etc.
Taking accurate and detailed telephone messages.
Accurate and regular maintenance of filing systems, e-filing, and archiving and retrieval of files from storage and opening new matter files.
Provide cover for others in the team as requested.
Preparing and producing bills, keeping accurate records of expenses, disbursements and fees for client billing, liaising with Billing Department to monitor payment of fees and responding to internal and external requests for back up documentation and further information.
Organise travel (including flights, accommodation and restaurants) and providing the fee earners with detailed itineraries.
Ad hoc duties as and when required.
The role and responsibilities are subject to change at any time to reflect the needs of the business.
Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with people at all levels.
Self-motivated individual with a proactive approach.
Keen to take ownership.
Ability to think on one's feet to solve administrative problems, using support service departments as necessary.
Client orientated approach - client focused both internally and externally.
Willing to become involved with a desire to learn.
Flexibility with overtime.
Skills and Experience
Previous legal PA experience, preferably in Litigation.
Excellent secretarial skills, fast accurate typing.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong document production skills.
Billing experience, 3E desirable.
Excellent organisational and administrative ability.
Proactive and solution-focussed.
Strong team player.
Meticulous attention to detail and quality.
Professional telephone manner, fielding calls where appropriate.
Accurate typing at minimum 60 wpm net.
Advanced knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Qualifications and Training
Minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent at A-C including English and Maths.
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Agile Working Statement and Equal Opportunities Statement
Agile Working Statement
Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm but additional hours may be required. We are happy to consider agile and flexible working patterns, please contact a member of the recruitment team to discuss further.
Our goal is to embed flexibility across our business by giving everyone the opportunity to work in an agile way, whether as a regular pattern or on an ad hoc basis, and we will be happy to discuss this further.
Equal Opportunities Employment Statement
It is the policy of Hogan Lovells to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.