The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs
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When it comes to our people, the team is everything at Higgs – an environment of sharing and collaboration, and a real sense of loyalty to each other and the firm. That is coupled with a desire for everyone to learn and develop. We are always striving to be better. We enjoy what we do. We are genuinely interested in our clients and want them to feel a part of the firm too.
Our approach to our people draws on enjoyment, health & wellbeing, developing talent, technical excellence, training, reward and recognition.
When recruiting, we:
With over two hundred employees and Members we offer a flexible and unique environment for people to grow their careers. Together we grow.
Our Secretaries work collectively as a centralised resource within the Legal Services Department. The team provide a comprehensive level of support to our lawyers across all departments.
We aspire to deliver technically superior service. We will ensure that our people have the knowledge and skills to achieve at the highest level.
In line with policies and procedures, key responsibilities include:
The Secretary has responsibility to ensure they are familiar with the Firm’s departments, key people, clients, internal systems and procedures. Any training requirements should be discussed with the Head of Legal Services.
In addition, our Secretaries are expected to demonstrate:
In addition to this, they should have/be:
The firm offers hybrid working wherever possible. Our Higgs’ Best FIT (flexible, inclusive, together) principles are designed to ensure that people are able to complete their best work from the most appropriate location. We are "Happy to Talk Flexible Working"
We also encourage a ‘dress for your diary’ approach.
As charter signatories to The Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter, Higgs LLP are committed to developing a diverse business by engaging with the widest pool of talent and promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Our mission is to ensure that everyone is empowered to be the best version of themselves and to have a voice which can be shared, heard and respected.
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