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  • Advert Title Legal Secretary/ PA- Family
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    About the Role

    Royds Withy King has a highly regarded Family team, having achieved high rankings in both the Legal 500 & Chambers directories.  Two of our members sit as Deputy District Judges.  We have substantial expertise in both private client family matters and Care. We have a contract to undertake publicly funded work.

    You will work to provide efficient administrative and legal support to ensure the department functions effectively & to enable the department to achieve the objectives set out in the department business plan. To ensure that work done by the department complies with internal quality standards and external requirements.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Maintenance of electronic diaries, scheduling meetings, producing agendas & minutes with clients and Solicitors

    • Using word processing & audio facilities to produce documents and letters

    • Maintenance of client databases

    • Opening of files, faxing, filing, scanning, emailing & photocopying

    • Preparing trial bundles

    • Administration associated with publicly funded cases

    • Assisting Solicitors with their caseloads including supporting with client meetings, drafting legal paperwork and undertaking legal research where appropriate

    • Attending client court meetings with/without counsel

    • Taking part in marketing activities

    About You

    • A-levels or equivalent

    • Legal qualifications are desirable but not essential

    • Experience of working in an administrative role within a legal or professional services environment

    • Organised and able to prioritise workloads

    • Fast and accurate typist

    • Experience of using the Microsoft suite


    • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.

    • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.

    • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.

    • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.

    • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.

    • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

    About Us 

    Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices.  We have the combined expertise of 450 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire. 

    We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve. 

    And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last three years. 

    Why Join Us?

    Royds Withy King are proud to be an Employer of Choice. With key offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Swindon we are actively growing our practices. If you join Royds Withy King "For Your Career" we will help to develop personally and professionally through on the job training and an opportunity to learn more about your area. 

    We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a competitive salary, 26.5 days holiday per year, a great pension scheme and a whole host of other staff benefits. 

    If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!

    Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check. 

    Please note that closing dates on vacancies are provided as a guideline. Royds Withy King reserves the right to close a vacancy earlier than the stated closing date.

  • Closing Date 28-Feb-2017
  • Location Northumberland Buildings, Bath
  • Pay Info Between £18000.00 - £25000.00
  • Reference 82/16
  • Job Type Legal Secretary
  • Area of Practice Family
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