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Legal Support Assistant

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  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Devon
  • Ref: EB1087

A new and challenging opportunity has arisen for an experienced legal secretary/PA to join one of the South West’s most prestigious law firms. The key purpose of the role is to provide support to the Dispute Resolution team and assist with the fee earners as requested to help enable to delivery of the team operational strategy.

Legal Support Assistant responsibilities include...

  • Organising travel and meetings
  • Assist the Partners and other fee earners with managing monthly billing procedures, cash collection and credit control processes.
  • Supporting the production of team performance reporting
  • File management
  • Business Development
  • Client research and building relationships
  • Responsible for other administrative business development tasks for the team as agreed from time to time
  • Producing/amending letters/documents
  • File opening and closing as necessary
  • Production of terms of business letters, confirmation of instruction letters, ID checks and the entering of entities and capacities on each new client/matter file
  • Management of diaries
  • Routine client telephone enquiries, managing and taking calls on behalf of the lawyers

Legal Support Assistant requirements include...

  • A positive and practical approach
  • Ability to support fee earners through proactive interaction and understanding of their support needs
  • Confident prioritisation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex tasks
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to interact with clients up to the delegated level of authority, building positive relationships and establishing yourself as a key member of the team
  • Excellent organisational skills to enable proactive working
  • Excellent IT skills across the MS suite of programmes along with a willingness to learn new computer packages
  • Prepared to undertake training deemed necessary by the Firm to meet the needs of the business and be flexible in approach

In return you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and forward thinking firm and be given opportunities to grow and develop in the role. This is a full time, permanent opportunity with hours of work 9-5:15 Monday-Friday. For more information, please contact Ellie at Cathedral Appointments or apply now with a CV and covering letter.

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