• Legal Assistant - Real Estate

    Job Locations UK-Bath
    Job ID
    2018-1311
    Department
    Real Estate
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Salary
    Dependent on experience
  • About the Role

    We are seeking a Legal Assistant to provide efficient and effective legal and administrative support to our Real Estate department.

     

    Our accomplished real estate team have experience working on residential development for both landowners and developers. We also often advises charities, healthcare groups and retail clients on their property needs.

     

    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, audio-typing, taking dictation, filing/ archiving, photocopying, email management, online portal management and dealing with post
    • Drafting documents and bills, from instruction using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions
    • Undertaking basic legal processes, under supervision, such as assisting to progress cases through portals, obtaining relevant documentation, arranging case meetings, arranging funding, liaising with the Court, completing relevant forms and processing monies
    • Undertaking legal research when requested by fee-earners
    • Providing administrative support for business development and marketing activities including booking facilities and refreshments, booking specialist, preparing presentation materials and associated 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:

    • Minimum of 5 GCSEs, A-C including English and Maths
    • Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage a busy workload
    • Focused on delivering excellent client service  
    • Previous experience as a Legal Secretary is highly desirable
    • Experience of working in Real Estate would be beneficial

     

    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 UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 480 staff across offices in London, Bath, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.

     

    Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law.

     

    The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work for. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so.

     

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