Legal PA - Banking - Edinburgh

Addleshaw Goddard
15 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
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