Thrings LLP Bristol, UK
17 Feb, 2019Trainee
Purpose of the role Our Bristol Corporate and Commercial team are looking for a talented Legal Secretary to join the team based in central Bristol. The provision of legal services faces change as the role of a trusted advisor increasingly requires a flexible way of working and delivery advice which is regularly affected by changes in technology and the way that clients our assistance and advice. We are seeking somebody that can flexibly supporting a team of fee earners, including partners. If you are that person, you will be able to provide secretarial support alongside others and work as a key part of a team. To excel in this role you will therefore need to be a strong communicator and team player able to undertake a range of secretarial and administrative functions working with others to support the busy team that provides in range of business advisory, transactional and litigation services. Your support will include the following areas: Answering email and telephone queries, redirecting as appropriate to the necessary Fee Earner for review Producing letters and legal documents using and amending precedent documents in line with the Fee Earners requirements Diary management, ensuring appointments are accurately scheduled and catered for, this could include setting up telephone conferences or ensuring meeting rooms are booked for client visits Ensuring electronic and/or paper files are updated to maintain an accurate document and accessible set relevant to each project Working with the team to support the administrative functions in progressing a project beginning to end; from first meetings, through regular reporting on project scope, costs and billing through to project conclusion and the ongoing relationship between the client and Thrings Ideally you will have experience form working in a law firm or other business advisory sector used to working as a team to deliver multiple projects. We recognise that there are lots of highly organised, driven individuals who are keen to learn new skills in a new role and if you’re used to working under pressure and would like to work with a dynamic team that deals with interesting and varied work for a wide range of clients this could be the role for you. In order to excel in this role you will need to be confident in dealing with people over the phone and via email, you will also need to feel comfortable to work with us and manage the demands on your time and those of the team who often work to tight deadlines. At Thrings we give a client focussed and responsive service and we need someone who is able to support solicitors and legal advisors as they work, as a team, to progress matters and deliver services efficiently. You will play an important role in making sure the needs of our clients are met by the firm efficiently. If you’re driven, highly organised and up for a challenge this could be just the role for you. The office is located in the heart of Bristol City Centre, a short walk from the train station, with bus links and car parks close by. If all of this appeals to you, we’re looking to hear from you!