• Legal Secretary - Private Client

    Job Locations UK-Bath
    Job ID
    2018-1364
    Department
    Private Client
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Salary
    Dependent on experience
    Closing Date
    31/12/2018
  • About the Role

    Royds Withy King are a UK top 100 Law Firm and we are seeking a Legal Secretary / Personal Assistant to provide an efficient and effective secretarial & administrative support to the Private Client Team based in the City of Bath to ensure the department functions effectively. this role will enable the team to  achieve it's objectives and to 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 (Solicitor)
    • Manage diaries (both individual and group) to ensure key dates are adhered to
    • Provide administrative support to fee earners including file-opening, telephone management, audio-typing, filing/ archiving, photocopying, email management, online portal management and dealing with post
    • Draft documents and bills, from instruction using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions
    • Provide administrative support for business development and marketing activities including booking facilities and refreshments, booking specialist, preparing presentation materials and associated documentation
    • Provide support for designated fee earners and act as a resource for the wider 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 secretarial role / Personal Assistant role
    • Secretarial qualifications are highly desirable
    • Experience within the legal sector highly desirable however not essential
    • Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage a busy workload
    • Focused on delivering excellent client service 
    • Minimum of 5 GCSEs, A-C including English and Maths

     

    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.

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

    About Us

    Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm ans it 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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