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Legal Assistant - Corporate

Salary £Competitive
Location London
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be populated when viewing published adverts).

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Corporate team in London.

We are looking for a Legal Assistant to provide an efficient and administrative support to the Corporate team, to ensure the department functions effectively and to enable the department to achieve its objectives. They will also need to ensure that work done by the department complies with internal quality standards and external requirements

Duties will include;

  • Manage an administrative workload under the guidance of a fee earner
  • Provide administrative support to fee earners including file-opening, telephone management,  filing/ archiving, photocopying, email management, online portal management and dealing with post
  • Draft documents and bills, under supervision, using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions
  • Undertake basic legal processes, under supervision, such as obtaining relevant documentation, completing relevant forms and processing monies. Manage the post-completion process.
  • Build relationships with fee earners and clients through hard work and excellent levels of responsiveness to requests
  • Correspond with clients as necessary through telephone, email, letter and face to face. Adhere to CX in Law principles, providing excellent client service at all times
  • Deal with new enquiries for the department
  • Time record for aspects of work where appropriate

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Previous experience within a Legal Assistant or Administrative role, preferably within a corporate or commercial team
  • Excellent organisation capability with the ability to effectively prioritise
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office suite and other relevant IT platforms
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of client relationship management 

We are a progressive UK Top 100 law firm known for our commercial, private client, clinical negligence and personal injury work.

Our firm has 450 people with offices in Bath, Oxford, London, Swindon and Marlborough. 

At Royds Withy King, people come first. Our brand is built around being ‘Ahead of the Curve’. By this we mean always trying to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, looking ahead to the future, anticipating their needs and coming up with solutions.

We also pride ourselves on providing a brilliant place to work. We recognise that investing in our people and their career is the only way we can succeed in achieving what is best for our clients. Our friendly, accessible and supportive culture is incredibly important to us and we are continually looking at new ways to nurture and enhance it. Our people tell us that this is a firm with a flat structure, where everyone has a voice and everyone’s opinions matter.

Rebecca Stevens
Role: Partner & Head of Department

"I wanted ‘hands on’ training which few firms provide. Royds Withy King stood out for me as the firm with the ethos I wanted, one combining expertise and professionalism with a focus on clear, common-sense advice. In the end I only made one application! My friends thought I was crazy but I knew Royds Withy King was right for me."

Emily Curtis
Role: HR Advisor, Support

"Everyone is so friendly and approachable and although we’re growing into a large firm it still feels like a close knit team. We’re all there to support each other and help Royds Withy King to fulfil its’ ambitions. And it seems to be working! We’ve just been accepted into the Times Top 100 and with the merger to become Royds Withy King, more exciting plans and projects around the corner!"

Over a number of years, we have developed a robust and transparent framework which shows you exactly what you need to achieve in order to grow your career at the firm. This isn’t just about hitting KPIs.

The framework helps you to understand how your contribution and behaviours are woven together to create the basis for your progression in the firm. From Secretary to Partner, you can see exactly what is expected of you along the way.

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