• Industrial Placement- Legal Assistant (Corporate Services)

    Job Locations UK-Bath
    Job ID
    Corporate & Commercial
    Fixed Term Contract- Full Time
    £18,000 per annum
    Closing Date
  • About the Role

    As a placement student in our Corporate Services team, you will have a great opportunity to see a busy legal team in action. Our corporate and commercial lawyers provide comprehensive advice to businesses on the whole lifecycle of commercial activity including mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, corporate finance, commercial contracts and intellectual property. You can find out more about the work the team does here.


    We are seeking an undergraduate business or law student to take on a 12 month paid internship as a Legal Assistant, starting in July 2019. You will provide efficient and effective administrative support to the Corporate services team in Bath.


    Duties will include:

    • Manage an administrative workload under the guidance of fee earners
    • Provide administrative support to fee earners including file-opening, telephone management, data entry, filing & archiving, photocopying, email management, online portal management and dealing with post
    • Draft documents and bills, under supervision, using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions
    • Undertake basic legal processes, under supervision, such as assisting to process cases through portals, obtaining relevant documentation, arranging case meetings, arranging funding, liaising with the court, completing relevant forms and processing monies.
    • Provide administrative support for business development and marketing activities including booking facilities and refreshments, booking specialist, preparing presentation materials and associated marketing documentation
    • 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:

    • Currently studying an undergraduate degree in Business management or Law
    • Available for a full time, 12 month contract from July 2019
    • Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage a busy workload
    • Focused on delivering excellent client service  


    • 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.


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