Legal Secretary Leading City Firm

Bates Wells Braithwaite
London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Secretary – Leading City Firm
London, EC4R

Are you an adaptable and resilient Legal Secretary who can learn new skills quickly? Looking to take on an exciting and fast-paced role working in various departments of an innovative legal practice? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Us:

Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) stands out as a firm combining a top 100 legal practice with services in impact measurement, outcomes-based planning and strategy, and financial services regulatory compliance. We work with a wide range of clients, large and small, across a variety of sectors – from established businesses, charities and social enterprises to innovative start-ups and high-profile individuals.

The firm was founded on a very distinct set of values, which are as strong as ever today and make us unique. BWB is proud to have been the first UK law firm to certify as a B Corp. This certification ratifies our commitment to doing business in the best way possible for our people, our community and the environment.

We’re now looking for a Legal Secretary to join us as a Float Secretary, providing support to different departments across the firm.

The Benefits:

- Excellent salary
- Develop your career with an organisation described as a “City firm with a conscience”
- Life assurance
- Medi-cash
- Pension scheme
- Income protection
- Play an important role in the smooth running of a leading firm
- Great offices based near Cannon Street and Bank stations
- 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays and the ability to purchase extra holiday

We are proud to be a socially responsible firm, and our principles have been at the heart of our operations since we opened our doors over 40 years ago. Always challenging ourselves to be better, we strive to make a positive difference for our people, our community, our environment and for the public interest.

We are founder supporters of the Living Wage campaign, and support Advocates for International Development, Heart of the City, City Action, LawWorks and Legal Sector Alliance.

Once you join our business, you’ll discover fantastic offices on the banks of the river. You will often find our teams playing table football, having relaxed meetings in the atrium and visiting the sailing club that shares our building.

The Role:

As a Legal Secretary, you will provide secretarial support to various departments throughout the firm.

Acting as a Float Secretary, you will support different areas of the firm in-line with current business requirements. Your duties may involve:

- Typing and collating correspondence and other documents
- Swiftly amending and formatting documents
- Taking and accurately relaying messages
- Digital dictation
- Monthly billing tasks
- Creating and amending legal documents
- Maintaining diary systems for fee earners, handling expense claims and arranging meetings
- Organising travel arrangements
- Liaising with colleagues to ensure that workloads are effectively managed

About You:

To join our highly-skilled team, you will need:

- Previous legal secretarial experience
- Billing experience
- Excellent typing skills, at a speed of 65+ wpm
- A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
- A great eye for detail and a passion for working in a busy environment
- Outstanding organisational, multi-tasking and planning skills
- Excellent communication skills, including a great telephone manner and the ability to relate to people at all levels
- A collaborative and positive approach
- The flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal office hours

Ideally, you will have experience of working in Property, Employment and Litigation departments, however, BWB are open to hearing from candidates of all disciplines.

Experience of using VisualFiles, WorkSite and Laser Forms would also be beneficial.

We’re eager to hear from individuals with experience as a Float Secretary, Legal Secretary, Secretary, Legal Administrator, Administrator, EA, PA, Executive Assistant or Personal Assistant.

Individuals with experience as a Legal Assistant, Administrative Clerk, Admin Clerk, Legal Clerk or Administrative Assistant are also encouraged to apply.

Webrecruit and Bates Wells Braithwaite are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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