Junior Legal Secretary

Eversheds Sutherland
The Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
06 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017
Contract Type
About Eversheds Sutherland:

Recognised by The Lawyer magazine as part of the "Litigation Elite", Eversheds Sutherland team of experts acts for major clients throughout the world. Our people regularly deal with large-scale matters involving multiple jurisdictions for multi-nationals through our award winning and ground-breaking approach to project management. We are lawyers who think strategically as well as legally, and provide our dispute managers with the resources they need to use their skills to the fullest.

Eversheds Sutherland shipping/construction and engineering lawyers are acknowledged experts when it comes to large scale projects and disputes avoidance and management. We utillise the experience and commercial expertise of our people to ensure deals are delivered on time and problems resolved in a straightforward and commercial manner. Acting for governments, public bodies, multinational and major national corporations and international contractors, the matters we deal with are often leading edge and highly significant. As part of one of the largest teams of its kind in the world, our people have the support they need to deliver excellence.

This role will involve providing secretarial support to the partners and fee-earners of the Construction team in Cardiff.

Key responsibilities:

You will be responsible for a broad range of activities, including:
•Pro-active and appropriate use of Outsourced Document Production teams, typing urgent/confidential work delivered to Eversheds House-style
•Assisting legal advisers to open new matters, proactively managing manual and electronic filing and archiving and collation
•Contribute to the development of the business and delivering excellent service to our clients
•Supporting legal secretaries with marketing and Business Development related activity, including Meet & Greets where appropriate and with supervision, dealing with incoming telephone calls in a professional and efficient manner
•Use strong organisational skills to ensure that legal advisers have all the information they require
•Learn how to use the travel and diary systems in a comprehensive manner
•General administration, including room bookings, expenses, responding to central and Practice Group initiatives/requests and helping the legal secretarial team to arrange internal training events and proactive management of secretarial related tasks
•Preparation of other finance forms including monthly billing and submission of such forms to the accounts teams

Skills and experience:

It is anticipated that candidates applying for this role will have had at least a year of administrative experience and will now be looking for that step up into a secretarial role. It is expected that, with supervision from the secretarial team, the trainee legal secretary will be able to aim towards proactively support a team of legal advisers and produce high quality documents, manage extremely busy diaries, arrange complex travel itineraries and have an enthusiastic approach to dealing with day to day tasks and longer term initiatives/projects.

Key competencies:

•Supports all firmwide initiatives
•Seeks to provide outstanding levels of client service at all times
•Projects a positive and professional image of the firm to clients
•Seeks opportunities to grow and share knowledge and learn about wider business activity
•Injects energy and enthusiasm into the team.
•Uses initiative and anticipates what is needed and takes appropriate action
•Demonstrates confidence in own ability
•Focuses on solutions, not problems
•Has a good understanding of basic computer packages and is building on this knowledge weekly by attending appropriate training courses

We're a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we've built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds, we believe that innovation comes from having an inclusive culture of genuine equality and diversity and we're happy to help with any reasonable adjustments you may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

Eversheds Sutherland endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds operates within a preferred supplier list.