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Junior Secretary

Owen Reed
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Are you looking for a new opportunity within a law firm that is significantly growing in size and global reach? Would you like join this new distinctive modern city powerhouse and be part of paving a fresh way of providing secretarial support?

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role

We have an opportunity for an experienced Junior Secretary to join us to provide a high-quality and efficient secretarial service to fee-earners and trainee solicitors in a busy Litigation & Arbitration team. Reporting directly to the Secretarial Services Manager, your focus will be on efficiently managing your own workload and being proactive with the ability to work on your own initiative.

Tasks include, but are not limited to;
  • Creation of electronic and hard copy bundles
  • Creation of secure links
  • Amending data in Excel
  • Amending and formatting documents as required
  • Saving documents electronically
  • Copy-typing and digital dictation as required
  • Processing fee-earner expenses on Chrome River in a timely manner
  • Managing workflow to the Document & Design Centre, Print Room etc as required; proactively taking steps to ensure work is returned within required timescales
  • Take responsibility for fee-earners' diary management as required
  • Become adept at proof-reading and carrying out quality checks on all work produced
  • Establish positive and effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Provide cross Practice-Group support where necessary
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