• Legal Administration Assistant- Private Client

    Job Locations UK-Oxford
    Job ID
    2018-1350
    Department
    Private Client
    Type
    Fixed Term Contract- Full Time
    Salary
    Dependent on experience
    Closing Date
    30/11/2018
  • About the Role

     

    We are looking for a Legal Administration Assistant to join our Private Client team in Oxford city centre on a 6 month contract to support the team with streamlining the administration processes as we move to a paper-light environment.

     

    You will provide administrative support to the Private Client team to ensure the department functions efficiently and effectively to enable the department to achieve its objectives. You will also ensure that work done by the department complies with internal quality standards and external requirements.

     

    Duties will include:

    • Manage an administrative workload under the guidance of a fee earner
    • Provide administrative support to fee earners including scanning, filing/ archiving, photocopying, file-opening, telephone management, audio-typing, and dealing with post

    • Draft documents and bills, from instruction using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions

    • Act as an administrative resource for the team, providing help where required
    • Learn firm policies and business processes, ensuring compliance particularly with regards to confidentiality, security , data protection and file retention and destruction requirements
    • Ensure adherence to all affiliations and standards connected to the department

     

     

    About You

    Skills & Experience: 

    • Previous experience in a administrative role is essential
    • 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
    • You must be available on short notice for a 6 month contract  

    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 500 staff across offices in Bath, London, 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 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.

    For further information about Royds Withy King, visit roydswithyking.com, follow us on Twitter @RoydsWithyKing or read our latest news and views on LinkedIn.

     

     

     

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