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Legal Secretary - Dispute Resolution

Posted 22 February by Royds Withy King Ended

About the Role

Our specialist dispute resolution solicitors are some of the most experienced in the field. They work for businesses and individuals to resolve disputes through proactive intervention, including negotiation, mediation and court action if needed.

We’ve successfully intervened in multi-million pound international disputes and have particular expertise and experience of working for SMEs and owner-managed businesses.

We are currently seeking a Legal Secretary to provide efficient administrative and legal support to ensure the Dispute Resolution team functions effectively, enabling the department to achieve the objectives set out in the department business plan.

Duties will include:

    • Manage an administrative workload under the guidance of a fee earner

    • Provide administrative support to fee earners including file-opening, telephone management, audio-typing, filing/ archiving, photocopying, email management, online portal management and dealing with post

    • Draft documents and bills, from instruction using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions

    • Manage diaries (both individual and group) to ensure key dates are adhered to

    • Provide administrative support for business development and marketing activities including booking facilities and refreshments, booking specialist, preparing presentation materials and associated documentation

    • Provide support for designated fee earners and act as a resource for the wider team, providing help where required

    • Learn firm policies and business processes, ensuring compliance particularly with regards to confidentiality, security , data protection and file retention and destruction requirements

    • Ensure adherence to all affiliations and standards connected to the department

About You

Skills & Experience:

    • Previous experience in a secretarial role within a Dispute Resolution team

    • Minimum of 5 GCSEs, A-C including English and Maths

    • Secretarial qualifications are highly desirable

    • Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage a busy workload

    • Focused on delivering excellent client service


  • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.

  • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.

  • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.

  • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.

  • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and RoydsWithy King.

  • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

About Us

RoydsWithy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices. We have the combined expertise of 470 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.

We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.

And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last four years.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a competitive salary, 26.5 days holiday per year, a great pension scheme and a whole host of other staff benefits.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!

Required skills

  • Dispute Resolution
  • General Administration
  • Law Firm
  • Photocopying
  • Solicitors

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