Legal PA

Recruiter
CMS
Location
South East England
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 Jul 2017
Expires
22 Aug 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
We have an opportunity for a Legal PA to join our Corporate practice group in London providing support to partners across the team

About the role

Reporting into an Assistant Secretarial Services Manager you will be responsible for complex diary and email management as well as managing confidential documentation across the CMS network. You will be expected to build relationships with internal and external clients and handle all issues in a professional and calm manner.

Other tasks will include, but are not limited to;

Collating documentation for meetings and circulating agendas in advance; carrying out research as may be required
Booking attendance at conferences/seminars (including national and international travel) and organising trip itineraries and logistics
Acting as 1st-Line IT support for any basic IT queries raised by fee-earners
Printing of agendas, presentations and meetings papers specific to allocated partners/fee-earners
Working with the Business Development Team as required, to include helping produce tenders, credential sheets, events, pitches etc as well as small marketing events
Coaching and mentoring of more junior team members including Junior Secretaries, Float Secretaries and Administrators

About you

As a Legal PA joining a large international firm you will need to have substantial experience in working within a busy corporate environment, preferably a law firm but other industries will be considered. You will be expected to have excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to adapt your communication style whether it is to support clients or your team members.

You will need to be flexible and adaptable to not only changing partner and client demands but in the changing environment you will join as part of the merger.

We are looking for proactive and enthusiastic individuals with high levels of IT literacy, superb attention to detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly.

About us

CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Central and Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We're also founding members of the CMS organisation of major independent European law firms, which brings ten leading European law firms together under one banner.

On the 1st May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang are combining to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future. Together we will be the 6th largest UK law firm (by UK revenue) and the 6th largest law firm globally (by headcount) with outstanding global reach: serving 36 countries across 65 offices.

The new firm will be headquartered in the City of London with UK offices in Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Reading and Sheffield.

All 3 firms have very similar values running through them which will ring true after the combination. We work hard to be a truly client-focused law firm. That means not just understanding the unique challenges of every market sector, but also providing a service that's tailored to the needs of each client. Our partners are hands-on and work hard to get closer to clients with everything from joint training initiatives and advice surgeries to visits and social events. What's more, our teams have the ideal balance of personality and industry expertise to suit the varied needs of our clients.

Equal opportunities

We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.

If you are interested please apply online or contact Phoebe Napier, Recruitment Officer, for more information.

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