Legal Assistant

  • by Teqniq
  • Location London, UK
  • Salary £16.00 / hour
  • 142 days ago
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Job Description:

Our client is looking for an experienced Legal Assistant to work on a 36 hour per week contract role to start on the 31-07-17 until the 31-101-17 with a likely extension.

Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Working within Homeownership Services enforcing service charge debts in the FTT, UT & courts.

 

To provide legal and administrative support to professional staff. Responding to requests for legal services, preparing routine legal letters, and maintaining information and records.

 

 

Candidate Profile

 

  1. Relevant experience as a Legal Secretary or Administrator within a fee earning environment. Or

          Law degree, or equivalent 

 

  1. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office at a level to compile; reports (including embedded tables / diagrams), correspondence, presentations, maintaining spreadsheets, meeting arrangements.

 

  1. Knowledge of how equal opportunities principles apply in administrative and customer services.

 

  1. Literacy skills in order to research and produce reports, management information, non-standard correspondence, minutes and accurate records of meetings.

 

  1. Numeracy skills in order to compile statistical and financial information and undertake complex calculations.

 

  1. Administrative experience, ideally in a legal environment, will include:

           

  • Interpreting policy/ procedural guidance, where courses of action are not clear, and advise others accordingly
  • Compiling and maintaining records and administrative systems both manual and computerised
  • Managing manual and IT records to achieve efficiency and confidentiality
  • Using a wide range of office equipment and ICT software
  • Organising and prioritising a workload, managing conflicting demands. 
  • Working in a customer focused environment,

 

  1. Experience of composing written materials that meet customers’ needs:-

 

  • original correspondence,
  • appropriate use of e-mail
  • reports,
  • administration of meetings including note/minute taking

 

  1. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to encourage positive working relationships with staff and colleagues.

 

 

  • Job Type Temporary, Full Time
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Legal
  • Years Experience 5+ years
  • Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Educational level Professional