Legal Assistant

Posted a week ago by RWK Goodman

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

Legal Assistant - Family

Business Unit   Family

 This is a permanent, full time vacancy that will close in 2 months at 12:26 BST.

The Vacancy

We are currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant to join our Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse team in Bath. You will provide an efficient and effective administrative support to the team in which you work, enabling the team/department to function effectively and achieve its objectives. To ensure that work done by the team/ department complies with internal quality standards and external requirements.

You will primarily work for our Head of Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse for privately funded and legal aid clients. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage an administrative workload under the guidance of fee earners
  • Undertaking audio dictation typing on a daily basis (letters/emails/documents/attendance notes etc)
  • Undertaking administrative tasks delegated via email/in person and by audio dictation
  • Provide administrative support to fee earners including file-opening (including conflict checks and using referrals system), telephone management and communications, dealing with new enquiries, document production (incl. managing voice recognition procedures and outsourcing providers), electronic filing, archiving, photocopying, email management, online portal management (Legal Aid), dealing with post, creating of electronic bundles, managing fee earner’s diary, booking training, booking barristers
  • Draft documents and bills, under supervision, using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions
  • Undertake basic legal processes, under supervision, such as assisting to process cases through portals, obtaining relevant documentation, arranging case meetings, arranging funding, liaising with the court, completing relevant forms and processing monies
  • Deal with new enquiries for the department (phone and email)

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Previous experience within a Legal Assistant or Administrative role/ LLB/ experience of working in a Family Team environment is desirable
  • Excellent organisation capability with the ability to effectively prioritise
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office suite and other relevant IT platforms
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of client relationship management 

The Company

We’re RWK Goodman – a progressive Top 100 law firm. We exist to unlock potential and create a lasting positive impact for our clients, colleagues and communities. Our purpose is what drives our business forward. It’s our guiding principle. And it’s why our clients trust us to be their life-long legal partner.

Over 570 colleagues. 36 specialist areas. 3 core divisions. With offices across the South West, Thames Valley and London. We are widely known for our technical expertise and diverse client base across industries and sectors.

As a people-focused firm, ours is a culture of heart, not ego. In our inclusive environment, we support each other as we strive for success. For ourselves. For each other. And for our clients and communities.

We know our people are what sets us apart. That’s why we’re committed to creating a dynamic and inclusive environment where you can thrive and achieve your full potential. Because this isn’t ‘just another job in law’. This is an opportunity for ambitious legal professionals to develop rewarding careers, in a culture that cares.

We’re on a mission to create a dynamic and inclusive culture. And that starts with our recruitment process. If you have a disability, whether visible or not, we want to work with you every step of the way. Because we want to give you the best chance of success when you apply. If you need any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your disability, such as extra time on written assessments, an accessible interview room or a quiet space before and after the interview, please speak to our Recruitment Team so that we can work together to help bring your best self.

Career Development

Over a number of years, we have developed a robust and transparent framework which shows you exactly what you need to achieve in order to grow your career at the firm. This isn’t just about hitting KPIs.

The framework helps you to understand how your contribution and behaviours are woven together to create the basis for your progression in the firm. From Secretary to Partner, you can see exactly what is expected of you along the way.

Annual promotions programme

Career conversations and appraisals

Learning & Development

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