Legal Executive

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 by Anonymous

Sevenoaks, Kent United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£24k - £27k Annual
My client is a reputable, full service law firm that has been supporting businesses and individuals for over 70 years across a wide range of legal services. They have a strong presence across Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London and employ over 100 staff that includes 17 Partners and over 30 Lawyers and legal professionals. An exciting opportunity has become available for a Legal Executive to join their friendly, dynamic team based in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Role responsibilities:

* To provide comprehensive assistance to the fee earners in the Commercial Property and Dispute Resolution departments concurrently, to support them in providing the highest possible quality of service to their clients

* Accurately work on client files as allocated by fee earners ensuring deadlines are met

* To take initial instructions over telephone

* Prepare risk assessments on cases in order to understand what needs to be addressed on a risk assessment and why

* Opening client files accurately both on the computer and using paper files to include key dates, limitations and costs to comply with Law Net and Panel requirements

* Liaise directly with clients, agents etc as appropriate

* To demonstrate the use of precedents wherever possible

* To conduct all own administration such as typing own work, photocopying, preparing bundles, paying expenses invoices, keeping an up to date diary

* To undertake any other ad hoc tasks as directed by the Heads of Departments

Person specification:

* Previous experience of working in Commercial Property and/ or Dispute Resolution team is essential

* Must be confident in abilities to deal with clients, agents, banks etc

* Outstanding organisational skills are essential in order to be able to deal with numerous complex files

* Must be able to demonstrate good file management and accurate document filing

* The ability to balance quality and quantity of work is vital

* Excellent team working skills and a positive and flexible approach

* Ability to adjust communication style according to different situations and client's needs

* Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy of work

* Commercial awareness in terms of understanding recovery of chargeable hours and how to charge appropriately, time recording and marketing

* A passion to develop within either Commercial Property and/or Dispute Resolution

For the right candidate, my client is offering a fantastic package:

* Competitive base salary up to £27k depending on skills and experience

* Monday to Friday office hours

* Opportunity to join a reputable, established company

* Loads of other benefits to be discussed at interview stage

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and reputable, professional legal firm at an exciting time. My client is interviewing now so send your CV asap to be considered for this role

Reference: 620370303

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