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Legal Secretary in Litigation

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Recruiter
Eversheds
Posted
02 May 2014
Closes
30 May 2014
Ref
1415460
Location
Manchester
Contract
Hours
Experience Level

Further information

About Eversheds

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’ shipping/construction and engineering lawyers are acknowledged experts when it comes to large scale projects and disputes avoidance and management. We utillise the experience and commercial expertise of our people to ensure deals are delivered on time and problems resolved in a straightforward and commercial manner. Acting for governments, public bodies, multinational and major national corporations and international contractors, the matters we deal with are often leading edge and highly significant. As part of one of the largest teams of its kind in the world, our people have the support they need to deliver excellence. 

Key responsibilities:

You will be responsible for a broad range of activities, including: 

Pro-active and appropriate use of Outsourced Document Production teams, typing urgent/confidential work delivered to Eversheds House-style 
Assisting legal advisers to open new matters, proactively managing manual and electronic filing and archiving and collation 
Contribute to the development of the business and delivering excellent service to our clients 
Supporting legal secretaries with marketing and Business Development related activity, including Meet & Greets where appropriate and with supervision, dealing with incoming telephone calls in a professional and efficient manner 
Use strong organisational skills to ensure that legal advisers have all the information they require 
Learn how to use the travel and diary systems in a comprehensive manner 
General administration, including room bookings, expenses, responding to central and Practice Group initiatives/requests and helping the legal secretarial team to arrange internal training events and proactive management of secretarial related tasks 
Preparation of other finance forms including monthly billing and submission of such forms to the accounts teams 

Skills and experience:

The ideal candidate will have some level of legal secretarial training and have experience of working in a busy legal team. It is anticipated that candidates applying for this role will have had at least a year of administrative experience and will now be looking for that step up into a secretarial role. It is expected that, with supervision from the secretarial team, the trainee legal secretary will be able to aim towards proactively support a team of legal advisers and produce high quality documents, manage extremely busy diaries, arrange complex travel itineraries and have an enthusiastic approach to dealing with day to day tasks and longer term initiatives/projects.

Key competencies:

Supports all firmwide initiatives 
Seeks to provide outstanding levels of client service at all times 
Projects a positive and professional image of the firm to clients 
Seeks opportunities to grow and share knowledge and learn about wider business activity 
Injects energy and enthusiasm into the team. 
Uses initiative and anticipates what is needed and takes appropriate action 
Demonstrates confidence in own ability 
Focuses on solutions, not problems 
Has a good understanding of basic computer packages and is building on this knowledge weekly by attending appropriate training courses 

We’re a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds, we believe that innovation comes from having an inclusive culture of genuine equality and diversity and we’re happy to help with any reasonable adjustments you may require in the recruitment process, or once in post. 

Eversheds endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds operates within a preferred supplier list. 

Salary range:

Competitive

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.