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Legal Secretary in Litigation, Financial Services Dispute Resolution, Manchester

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Recruiter
Eversheds
Posted
28 January 2014
Closes
25 February 2014
Ref
1387709
Contract
Hours
Experience Level
Salary
Competitive

Further information

About Eversheds

Eversheds overview: Eversheds is not your average law firm and we're not looking for average people. We do things differently - in the way we treat our people and the service we provide. That's how we've become one of the largest law firms in the world and a great place to work and develop your career. Recognised by The Lawyer magazine as part of the “Litigation Elite”, Eversheds’ team of experts acts for major clients throughout the world. Our people regularly deal with large-scale matters involving multiple jurisdictions for multi-nationals through our award winning and groundbreaking approach to project management. We are lawyers who think strategically as well as legally, and provide our dispute managers with the resources they need to use their skills to the fullest. Eversheds’ H&S/regulatory lawyers are renowned for handling high-value, complex, cross border disputes and litigation across a wide range of sectors. Using our award winning RAPID Resolution approach, we give clients with greater control of their resources and reduced levels of risk. A team of dynamic and forward-thinking lawyers, we are focused on combining legal expertise and commercial problem solving to provide major clients with the guidance they need. Main purpose of the role: If you would like to join us we are looking for a highly motivated, committed organised and experienced PA to join our Litigation practice group to provide support to one partner in FSDR along with 3 or 4 other fee litigation fee earners.

Key Responsibilities

This is a very demanding role in the litigation team. Duties will include dealing with highly confidential matters, marketing for the office, client liaison, diary management, arranging meetings, travel, conference calls, billing, file management, audio/copy typing of correspondence, administration whilst assisting/supporting other team members.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have previous PA experience or experience of working for Senior Partners in addition to legal secretarial experience, ideally gained within a litigation environment. A minimum of 70 wpm typing speed for copy and audio, RSA II in typing, audio typing or word processing and MS Office skills are essential. Highly Confidential Good IT skills Effective Communicator Commitment to deliver - Preserves with difficult tasks Organised, methodical and accurate

Key competencies:

The successful candidate will need to be organised, methodical and show attention to detail. They will need to be able to work on their own initiative and be a strong communicator. Awareness of quality,risk and task management will be a key competency.

Eversheds

Eversheds is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms. Committed locally, but connected globally, with over 40 offices based in the world’s major economic centres.