Legal PA - Banking - Edinburgh

Recruiter
Addleshaw Goddard
Location
Midlothian
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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