Legal Secretary

Recruiter
Thrings LLP
Location
Bath
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
14 Dec 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
TO APPLY - please go to our career page on our website: thrings.com

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

Our expert Agriculture Team has a deep understanding of the sector, and our clients include farmers, growers, agri-businesses and other rural enterprises. We provide commercially focused legal advice on a range of agricultural issues, including property sales, development, tax and succession planning through to guidance on subsidies. Whatever your area of focus, we work with you to understand your business and provide tailored solutions aligned to your commercial objectives.

Purpose of the role

To provide a legal secretarial service to the to the Fee Earners in Bath; also providing wider cover across the office for the Agricultural team along with other agricultural secretaries, as part of a team.

Responsibilities

•Legal secretarial to include audio and copy typing services, pro-active diary management, producing letters and documents utilising our Case Management and IT systems as appropriate, ensuring the highest levels of speed, accuracy, presentation & confidentiality.

•Monitor the daily email, voicemail and post for the Fee Earner and seek advice from colleagues in responding to urgent correspondence to ensure that client needs are met as part of the Firms' professional service. Sending emails on fee earners behalf where appropriate.

•Daily review of on line diary, arranging and prioritising appointments, making provisions of facilities where appropriate and ensuring the smooth and efficient time management of Partners and fee earners.

•Taking minutes at internal meetings, follow up on actions, distributing minutes

Skills and experience

•GCSE English A-C

•Min 60 wpm, very competent in the use of Microsoft Office.

•Experience of secretarial work (essential), minimum of 2 years, preferably within a law firm.

•Can do attitude - problem solver

•Strong work ethic, customer service skills, integrity and professionalism

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.