• Legal Assistant - Family

    Job Locations UK-Swindon
    Job ID
    Permanent Full-Time
    Dependent on experience
  • About the Role

    We are seeking a Legal Assistant to join our sociable and established Family team in Swindon. The successful candidates will work towards earning fees by carrying out legal work under supervision and supporting the team by carrying out administrative and clerical work where required. In addition they will actively participate in marketing the department’s services and undertake business development activities when required.



    Duties will include: 

    • Managing aspects of files managed by qualified lawyers and undertake routine legal tasks, under supervision
    • Under taking legal processes, under supervision as agreed from time to time
    • Drafting legal documents using appropriate precedents and templates which address all relevant legal and factual issues and accurately reflect the client’s instructions
    • Undertaking effective legal research, using appropriate methods and sourcing, presenting the results accurately and clearly
    • Providing support for business development and marketing activities including preparing and researching marketing materials and writing articles and blogs where requested
    • Attending Royds Withy King BD events where appropriate to provide support and to build a network of business and client relationships
    • Taking an active part in promoting the firm through Social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
    • Providing legal support to designated fee earners and acting as a legal resource for the wider team, providing help where required
    • Ensuring all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, including effective use of information management systems including storing and retrieving information


    About You


    Skills & Experience:

    • Candidates with relevant knowledge gained through experience will be considered
    • Excellent organisational capability with excellent attention to detail
    • Client service focused
    • Ability to undertake legal work under supervision
    • Legal qualifications (cILEX etc...) would be advantageous


    • 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.


    The successful applicant may be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.


    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 450 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 four 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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