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Secretary – International

Leigh Day is seeking a Secretary to join its highly acclaimed International Department. This is an excellent opportunity to join a coveted, award winning, specialist ‘claimant’ law firm renowned for ground breaking cases.

Main tasks and responsibilities will include;
• Produce accurate documents from verbal or written instructions including the use of templates and precedents.
• Liaise with clients including arranging meetings and the giving and receiving of information and documents as directed.
• Organise regular trips to various countries in Africa, Latin America and elsewhere for large teams of lawyers and paralegals.
• Proactively organise legal professionals’ schedules.  This can include managing their diaries, arranging meetings, booking meeting rooms, organising parking spaces, hotel accommodation and travel arrangements.
• Establish and maintain efficient paper and electronic filing systems for legal professionals.  This includes the timely and accurate filing of correspondence and documents.
• Accurately open and close client files, efficiently undertaking any file management tasks delegated by legal professionals. 
• Accurately follow procedures when preparing files for archiving.
• As directed, draft correspondence, minutes and meeting notes for approval by the relevant legal professionals.
• Undertaking time recording and the preparation and submission of bills if requested to do so by a legal professional.
• Distribute and despatch post (if requested to do so by a legal professional), provide refreshments for meetings, management of document generation including photocopying and reprographic work delegated to other support staff and outside agencies.
• Act as overflow for other members of the department.
• Promoting and facilitating teamwork by offering and seeking help whenever necessary.
• Undertake other ad-hoc duties as requested from time to time.

To be successful you must have;
• Genuine interest to work with a leading claimant law firm and passionate about providing access to justice to all.
• Legal secretarial and litigation experience is essential.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to adapt and tailor communications appropriate to the audience.
• Ability to take initiative.
• Commitment to first class client care and portraying a professional image.
• Experience of working within case management systems and in devising new ways of working that improve efficiency and ensure first class client care.
• Relevant experience in using a variety of IT packages (MS Word, Excel, Case Management Systems and Outlook).

This is a permanent, position based in London.

Download the job description for the Secretary, London post.

Application Process:
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 13th October 2019.
• A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• The completed application form.

Unfortunately we may not be able to consider applications where this information is not provided.

Valuing diversity is essential to Leigh Day’s on-going success. We are committed to creating a working culture where everyone’s contributions are encouraged and valued and the workplace is free from barriers to inclusion, particularly for those from under-represented backgrounds.

Should you have a disability or long-term condition that requires adjustments to the application or interview process, please contact us, in confidence, at jobs@leighday.co.uk.

More information about equality, diversity and inclusion at Leigh Day is available on our website.