Legal Secretary - Dispute Resolution

Recruiter
Dentons
Location
Watford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Aug 2017
Expires
30 Aug 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. .

The department

Business involves taking risks. Our client's choice of litigation and dispute resolution lawyers should not.

At Dentons, our lawyers draw upon their extensive experience, trusted judgment and insight to develop a customized strategy-always with our client's specific business objectives at top of mind. Together, we tackle challenges efficiently and effectively so that they can move ahead.

Our dispute resolution lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and each unique situation. Whether through timely use of innovative alternative dispute resolution techniques or skillful and persuasive advocacy in the courtroom, clients can count on our lawyers to maximize their prospects for a successful outcome. We also work with clients to assess and manage their risks in relation to the legal costs of the dispute and to seek to minimize the likelihood of future litigation.

Whether our client's dispute has strategic, reputational or financial importance and whatever the subject matter, their success is our priority.

Purpose of role

To deliver outstanding secretarial support to partners and fee earners within the Dispute Resolution department, with a focus on client service. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about delivering a professional secretarial service of the highest quality.

Responsibilities

Creating/amending documents and letters

Digital dictation

Collating billing guides, drafting narratives and covering letters to clients / liaising with accounts team on billing matters

Time recording

Updating/adding contacts to InterAction

Photocopying, filing and scanning

Daily email management

File opening

Taking telephone calls, dealing with queries where able or otherwise communicating these to fee earner

Diary Management

Submitting fee earner expense claims and arranging travel

File closing

Required experience, skills and attributes

Proven experience within a similar secretarial role

Banking sector knowledge and experience would be advantageous but not essential

Fast, accurate typing skills

Ability to turn around large documents at speed

Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Excel and advanced Powerpoint skills

Strong organisational skills

Effective communication skills

Strong attention to detail

Ability to use own initiative and remain calm under pressure

Sound team player

Confident and professional telephone manner

Pro-active and "can do" attitude

Willingness to work beyond core business hours to meet clients' expectations.

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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