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Team Co-ordinator – Human Rights

Leigh Day is seeking a Team Co-ordinator to assist 2 Partners and their teams within the Human Rights Department.

Key Tasks and responsibilities
Managing the non-legal work of the supervising Partners and their teams and facilitating the delivery of fee-earning work, including organising the team’s electronic and paper case files, overseeing the diaries of team members, drafting documents, liaising with clients, experts, counsel, and providing general administrative support.

This role would be ideal for someone who enjoys supporting busy teams and has experience of effectively dealing with confidential information and sensitive situations. However, it is a support role and may not be suitable for someone looking to develop a career as a legal professional.

To be successful you must have
• Demonstrable experience working in an administrative role and supporting a team within a legal environment (or equivalent).
• Proven ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely with a wide range of stakeholders and clients.
• A high level of IT proficiency, especially with word and excel skills and experience working with databases.
• Proven ability to organise and prioritise complex workloads and work to tight deadlines.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in London.

Download the full job description for the Team Co-ordinator, London post.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 30th September 2018.
• 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 here.

Secretary – Clinical Negligence

Leigh Day is seeking a Secretary to join its highly acclaimed Clinical Negligence 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 dictation, 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.
• 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 experience is essential along with the ability to audio type from dictation accurately and speedily.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to adapt and tailor communications appropriate to the audience.
• 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.
• Commitment to effective teamwork and a willingness to assist the wider team as required.
• To be able to work in any context to meet the service delivery objectives of the firm.
• Relevant experience in using a variety of IT packages (MS Word, Excel, Case Management Systems and Outlook).
• Excellent communication skills, demonstrated by ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
• Substantial experience in working and contributing in a team environment.

This is a permanent, full-time 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 7 October 2018.
• 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 here.