Legal Secretary - Dispute Resolution

Recruiter
Dentons
Location
Watford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Sep 2017
Expires
22 Sep 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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