Legal PA

  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Leeds, UK
  • 07 Mar, 2019
Permanent Legal PA

Job Description

Purpose of the Role 

To provide high quality and experienced PA support to a team of partners and fee earners. 

Duties

  • Initiates and drives the billing process 
  • Contributes to fee earners' financial performance by proactively working with fee earners to manage their matter balances 
  • Supports fee earners' business development activity  
  • Ensures all file management processes are undertaken in a timely manner  
  • Undertakes all matter management processes 
  • Conflict check and Client Due Diligence processes  
  • Accurately completing the end to end Client Matter Inception (CMI) process 
  • Drafting of engagement letters 
  • Preparation and ongoing review of Quality Risk Management (QRM) checklist  
  • Identifying matters for closure and archiving completed files  
  • Adheres to firmwide and divisional Best Practice protocols 
  • Comprehensive diary management 
  • Forward planning 
  • Identifying and recommending cost efficient travel options  
  • Ensuring wider meeting requirements are identified and actioned  
  • Adheres to the firm's risk and compliance policies and procedures and raises any issues or queries promptly with the relevant Partner and / or Risk and Compliance  
  • Successfully completes, on time, all compulsory firm training and returns all complaints and claims questionnaires 


Knowledge, skills and experience required (bespoke to role 

  • High degree of competence in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, with appropriate and effective use of grammar and punctuation
  • Three years' experience (or equivalent) gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet client needs 

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive