PA to Personal Injury / Employer's Liability Partner

Posted 21 November by 360 Recruitment
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PA to Personal Injury / Employer's Liability Partner

My client, an award-winning law firm, are currently recruiting for a Personal Injury PA to join the team.


Their established Employers Liability team is currently looking for a PA to assist a partner within the EL department.

The ideal candidate must have legal secretarial experience, within personal injury. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, and a strong command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar are both essential. An audio typing speed of 65+ wpm is a distinct advantage. The PA is expected to be pro-active and to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Job description

  • To prepare correspondence and documents through audiotyping and word processing.
  • To administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedure contained in the Office Manual.
  • To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch if required.
  • To arrange for all copying to be done, in person if the admin assistant is not available to undertake the task.
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and to manage the fee earner diaries
  • To provide support to other secretaries and the administration team as required.
  • To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care.
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information.
  • Help us live the 4-service promise and deliver excellent levels of client care.

Person specification

Essential criteria

  • Demonstrable legal secretarial experience
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar (we may test at interview)
  • Excellent word processing and audio typing skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner.
  • Experience of working in a Personal Injury law firm, or civil litigation firm

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of the Proclaim case management system
  • Audio typing speed of 65+ words per minute
  • Experience of working with court forms and creating pleadings
  • Experience of digital dictation, ideally Big Hand

Salary, Hours & Benefits

  • Salary is dependent on experience £25k to £30k
  • Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday but we are happy to consider alternative arrangements and reduced hours, please tell us upon application what you are looking for.
  • We offer our employees a 3/2 alternate remote working rota, upon successful completion of probationary period.
  • 23 days holiday, rising 1 day per year to a max of 26 days, plus bank/public hols. Please note, the office is closed between Christmas and New Year and 3 holidays are reserved for this period.
  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
  • Extra day’s holiday for your birthday after 2 years’ service.
  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years’ service
  • Attending fee earner meetings and training sessions (every other month)
  • 3 appraisals per annum to discuss career and progress towards a training contract
  • Death in Service - 2 x salary
  • Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget.
  • Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Netball / Football team, 10km Manchester team and more.
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenure
  • Other benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, free fruit & annual flu jab

Reference: 51666868

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