Legal PA (Litigation)

Posted 24 November by Fieldfisher

A bit about the Team…

In day-to-day business as in life, conflict can be unavoidable. Our team of highly-experienced dispute experts offers specialised, professional and strategic commercial advice when it matters most. Skilled in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation, our lawyers are committed to the client's best outcome.

What the role will involve…

You will be working within our expert Dispute Resolution department providing a secretarial service to the Partners and Fee-earners and providing general administrative support to the team in a busy corporate environment. It goes without saying that legal administrator experience is essential to be successful in this role. This is a varied and exciting role which will give you the opportunity to?develop all kinds of new skills!

The successful Legal PA will have extensive diary management experience and will be confident arranging a variety of meetings which will include, face to face, video conferences and conferences across our multiple offices.

The role also involves the management and co-ordination of the Partners’ billing and financial requirements which includes proactive billing and credit control, therefore you will be able to manage your workload effectively. The role may require the successful candidate to support our dedicated Business Development and Marketing Support teams. There is the option for the successful candidate to work from our Birmingham office if that is preferential.

Some Key Skills…

  • Ability to liaise with Courts and Counsel
  • Experience of producing court bundles (hard copies and soft copies) to a high standard
  • Must possess excellent diary management, organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and build good relationships with clients and staff within the firm.
  • Must work well as part of a team.
  • Must be a competent, fast and accurate typist.
  • Must be competent at producing legal documents to a high standard.
  • Professional telephone manner and the ability to accurately record and pass on messages.
  • Microsoft Office IT skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook (Fieldfisher uses Microsoft 2010).
  • Proven document or case management skills (Fieldfisher use Worksite).

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What's in it for you…

Fieldfisher's varied benefits package is designed to support and enrich our people. After all, they are the core of what we do. This includes Private Health insurance, Life assurance & Income protection, Flexi gym discounts, Season ticket loans, Bike to work loans and many more.

Fieldfisher Manchester is based in one of the city's most vibrant destinations. We are based in the ultra-modern No.1 Spinningfields, a thriving hub for work, rest and recreation. We are based on the 17th floor, so if you're inspired by fantastic skyline views and a bright, contemporary workspace then we will not disappoint. And yes, we are all aboard the hybrid working bandwagon - our working pattern of hot-desking and flexibility, supported by a friendly concierge team, is our new normal. If you are still not convinced then the complimentary muffins, fresh fruit, and drinks & nibbles to kick off the weekend might help. For the active crowd, there is secure bike storage, and shower facilities.

We have also nailed the collaborative and fun side of things. Our team of 17 partners and 120 other fee earners and business support colleagues know how to enjoy themselves. Summer and Christmas parties, along with our Ministry of Fun (quiz nights, cake sales, sports teams, group activities etc), help team members to get to know each other and work together better. Check out our social media accounts to see for yourself!

Required skills

  • Administrative
  • Diary Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Documents
  • Marketing Support

Reference: 44743558

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