Job title: Legal Assistant - Dispute Resolution & Litigation Team
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Legal
Salary type: Annual
Salary from: GBP £20,000.00
Salary to: GBP £22,000.00
Location: Manchester, UK
Job published: 27/07/2022
Job ID: 32551

Job Description

This role involves providing full administrative support to the busy Dispute Resolution and Litigation department within a well-respected lawn firm based in Manchester city centre. The role will be split between the Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation teams.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Producing and engrossing documents
  • Scheduling and compiling bibles and/or bundles of documents
  • Filing of deeds, documents, correspondence and other documentation
  • Developing and maintaining filing and document management systems
  • Arranging for files to be opened and closed, supervise general filing requirements and record keeping
  • Scanning, photocopying and filing
  • Assisting with the administration of file archiving and retrieval service
  • Assisting with the billing process
  • Working as an integral part of the fee earner support team and assisting fee earners and PAs with administrative tasks as required
  • Delivering documents and bundles to Court and/or local solicitors
  • Undertaking Legal Research from time to time as directed by a fee earner
  • Travel arrangements
  • Monitor post/emails and deal with as appropriate whilst fee-earners are on holiday
  • Enter, maintain and update client details and relevant information on the firm's CRM system
  • Completing documentation for payment into and out of client account and assisting fee earners to ensure the Solicitors Accounts Rules are being complied with
  • Provide support and cover for PA(s) as required
  • Ad hoc administrative duties where required

What you'll need

  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
  • An ability to operate autonomously with minimum supervision – a self-starter
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of MS Word and Excel (essential)
  • Previous experience in an administrative role (desirable)
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Flexibility and commitment
  • Ability to use initiative and apply common sense
  • A strong team player
  • Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach

This is a permanent, full-time position, offering a salary of up to £22,000.00 per annum (dependent upon experience). 

Lily Shippen are experts in recruiting top business support and Human Resources talent, including PAsEAs, Receptionists, Private PAs and Office Managers as well as Generalists, L&D, Recruitment (Experienced and Graduate) and HR Operations, on a temporary, permanent and fixed-term contract basis. We work with clients across the UK from our offices in London and Manchester, as well as servicing international and remote roles.