Practice Assistant – Disputes
A top UK Law firm is looking to hire a new Practice Assistant on a permanent basis, to support the Disputes team with all secretarial and administration duties.
This role will have a focus on Property Litigation but will have an element of Commercial Litigation also. This role is working for one Partner and two or three Associates.
This role will be to work 9.30am – 5.30pm, two days a week in the office, 3 at home and a salary between £31,000 to £39,000 is on offer plus great benefits.
Responsibilities as a Practice Assistant will include effective and proactive diary management, and awareness of Fee Earners’ workloads to plan ahead, with minimal supervision, processing relevant applications, forms or searches, researching new clients/contacts and prepares bios before meetings, and conducts basic research (on-line or otherwise) for Fee Earners when required, arranging travel and any other activities on behalf of Fee Earners, creating typed work of a high quality, formatting in accordance with house style, at high speed, with accuracy and following internal guidelines, creating new documents from the Firm’s templates, using contact data from InterAction, preparing bills (including bill narratives), preparing AML documentation and obtains relevant documentation, carrying out conflict searches and correctly identifies the work type. Candidates will be tasked with maintaining up to date knowledge and a strong understanding of Fee Earners’ matters to be able to provide the best level support and assist with training sessions for the team and providing knowledge induction for new team PAs.
Candidates need to have previous secretarial experience within a law firm with, ideally with experience in a Disputes team. Excellent written, communication and organisational skills are essential, in addition to excellent attention to detail skills.