Legal Secretary

Thrings LLP
Bristol (City Centre)
12 Nov 2017
21 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The firm

As one of the UK’s Top 100 law firms with offices in London, Bristol, Swindon and Bath, Thrings’ strategic growth over the past five years has provided a platform to build on the commercial focus of the firm and to offer the complete service for businesses and their owners. Thrings offers specialist advice in sectors such as Aerospace and Defence, Agriculture, Energy and Waste, Innovation and Technology, and Financial Services from partner-led teams whose expertise matches that found in much larger City firms.

The team

The South West Property Group comprises the firm’s commercial property lawyers in Bristol and Bath. It has been one of the fastest growing teams in the firm, with a fee budget in excess of £3,000,000. Made up of 10 partners/legal directors and 8 other lawyers with a broad range of specialisms, the group offers an opportunity to avoid the ‘pigeon holing’ endemic in some firms and to gain high-quality experience across a range of work types, including development, corporate occupier, secured lending and investment, as well as in its specialist retail/leisure, charities, minerals and healthcare service lines. The team offers excellent client service and significant strength in depth, being supported by other groups inputting specialist construction, planning and property litigation advice. We are supported by an excellent team of seven secretaries. The team has an optimistic outlook, and actively looks to develop the business at all levels to continue its strong organic growth.

Purpose of the role

To provide a legal secretarial service to the Commercial Property team and to the Commercial Property Fee Earners in Bristol. This is a full-time - permanent position.

Responsibilities Snapshot:

•To provide a full legal secretarial to include audio and copy typing services, diary management, producing letters

•Responsible for document production, formatting to house style, proof reading and correcting, ensuring consistent presentation.

•Support fee earner to deliver a client focused service through emails to clients and third parties, follow up and chase open issues, diarising for follow up.

•To manage the filing system, including electronic file management on the IT systems, following correct procedure to aid rapid retrieval and provide an effective source of information. Also photocopying appropriate documents, and setting up and archiving files.

Skills and experience

•GCSE English A-C

•Experience within Property Law

Benefits on offer at Thrings:

There are many benefits to working at Thrings: Our culture and best practice in all our working relationships provide the key elements that contribute to Thrings being a great place to work. In addition, you will receive a competitive salary, core benefits including life assurance, private medical cover and health cash plans, 25 days holiday and a flexible benefits package.