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Job Description



The Opportunity:

Key Internal Relationships:
  • HSF partners, lawyers, and Legal Project Managers

Key External Relationships:
  • HSF clients

Key Responsibilities:

The standard hours for this role will be 9.30am – 5.30 pm, but some flexibility may be required.

Billing Duties
  • Coordinating billing activities on large high profile disputes, ensuring bills are prepared accurately and on time
  • Using specialist software to ensure narrative and matter code conformance and assisting with cost/budget management
  • Liaising with lawyers and Business Finance where appropriate
  • Assisting with the preparation of weekly client reporting
  • Matter Plan and budget maintenance
  • Supporting the partners, fee earners and LPMs with billing queries
  • Helping to implement and manage technological improvements to the current system
  • Assisting with invoice status updates on SharePoint

Additional Duties
  • Assisting with document management using WorkSite, HighQ and SharePoint
  • Assisting with matter status updates on SharePoint
  • Any other duties as required


Skills, experience and qualifications:

Excellent attention to detail
Strong IT skills including a good working knowledge of Microsoft programs, in particular excel
Tech savvy with strong numerical skills; an interest in coding/logic would be a bonus
Familiarity with document management systems desirable
Previous law firm experience or experience working on large commercial disputes desirable
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Role would suit a paralegal looking to gain more experience or with an interest in legal operations or legal project management


Dispute resolution


Group/Team Description:

With over 5,000 staff, including 3,100 lawyers, Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the largest, fully-integrated law firms in the world and is the leading firm in Asia Pacific.

We advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the world. Our reputation for providing outstanding legal expertise is thoroughly deserved: we are globally pre-eminent in all forms of dispute resolution and an international leader in corporate and finance. We are one of the world's top-ranked energy and resources firms. We offer our clients a top-tier capability across a single global platform with a distinctive focus on industry sectors and an un-paralleled depth of expertise.

Join us, and you will work with inspiring people, many of whom are leaders in their fields. You will be faced with demanding and intellectually stimulating work that will require more than just technical ability. You will need to have a sense of the bigger picture, the ability to cut to the heart of the matter and a gift for developing exceptional working relationships. With more than 20 offices across the globe in fast-growing markets like China, Indonesia and Russia and established centres like the UK, Europe, the US and Australia, we can offer you the international opportunities that only a leading global practice can provide.

We recognise that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. Our environment is one in which high performance is expected, in return, we will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.

Corporate Responsibility is a key element of Herbert Smith Freehills' strategy, made up of pro-bono advice and research, local community initiatives and efforts to promote environmental sustainability.


Business Services


Fixed Term Contract


Full Time

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    Paralegal – Billing, Disputes (6 Month FTC) | Herbert Smith Freehills

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