Legal PA - Private Client - Edinburgh

Recruiter
Addleshaw Goddard
Location
Midlothian
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 Jul 2017
Closes
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Legal PA (Edinburgh)

Department - Secretarial Services (Private Capital)
Reporting Line - Secretarial Manager

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