Administration Assistant

Job Description

Salary: £15000-£20,000

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our market leading Employment, Pensions and Immigration team advises employers across the UK on all aspects of employment, pensions and immigration law. Our clients are some of the UK's largest and best known employers. We believe that the quality of our clients and strength of our relationships with our clients speaks volumes about the quality of the service we provide.

The role

To work as part of a team, assisting with all aspects of administration as per instructions from Fee Earners and Legal Secretaries within the team.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • General file maintenance
  • Opening new client files (including requesting documents and information from Clients)
  • Assisting with billing
  • Closing files and Archiving
  • Carry out general administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying, shredding, key dating

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification
  • Must be a team player
  • Show initiative and be self motivated when required to work on own
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Have at least 1 year’s experience in a busy legal/office environment (preferably in similar role)
  • Ability to prioritise tasks is essential
  • Good housekeeping skills
  • A “hands on” approach to work
  • Knowledge of computers and office equipment
  • Use of spreadsheets, data collection and production of MI reports
Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

 

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

 

  • We're committed to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential.

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