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.
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.
Purpose of the role
To provide a legal secretarial service to the Agricultural Property team and in Southampton.
Please note that the office will be relocationg to Romsey in December 2017 - if applying for this role you will need to happy to work from the Romsey office, as of this date onwards.
•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, highly competent in the use of Microsoft Office.
•Experience of secretarial work (not PA) , minimum of 2 years, preferably within a law firm.
• Experience of professional services within the Law. Experience within Property Law is desirable.
•Can do attitude - problem solver - procative rather than reactive
•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.