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A top UK Law firm is looking to hire a new Junior Practice Assistant on an initial 6-month contract basis, to support the Disputes team with all secretarial and administration duties. This role will be to work 9.30am – 5.30pm, two days a week in the office, 3 at home and a salary is flexible dependent on experience.
Responsibilities will include effective and proactive diary management, and awareness of Fee Earners' workloads to plan ahead, with minimal supervision, processing relevant applications, forms or searches, researching new clients/contacts and prepares bios before meetings, and conducts basic research (on-line or otherwise) for Fee Earners when required, arranging travel and any other activities on behalf of Fee Earners, creating typed work of a high quality, formatting in accordance with house style, at high speed, with accuracy and following internal guidelines, creating new documents from the Firm’s templates, using contact data from InterAction, preparing bills (including bill narratives), preparing AML documentation and obtains relevant documentation, carrying out conflict searches and correctly identifies the work type.
Candidates will ideally have administration experience within a law firm with, ideally with experience in a Disputes team although this is not essential. Excellent written, communication and organisational skills are essential, in addition to excellent attention to detail skills.
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