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Legal Administrator – Commercial Disputes

Job Description

Permanent – Full time – Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 (doe, inclusive of London Weighting) – Location: London | Onsite

*Please note, this role would not be suitable for someone who wants to pursue a career in law. Please visit our website if you would like to find out more about our Training Contracts and Vacation Schemes.

Are we the business for you?

Capital is a growing business; we are a commercial law firm and a consultancy business with headquarters in Cardiff and offices in London and Paris. Working with clients across the country and around the world, we have developed a distinctive organisation, providing the highest quality services across the private, public, and third sectors. We aim to be exceptional, both in the way we work and in the combination of our services.

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to join a friendly and supportive team of 6 to help support the continued growth in our Commercial Disputes team. Previous experience in this role is not a necessity as our current team are made up of individuals from an array of backgrounds - Retail, Receptionists and Recent University Graduates with no prior experience. The successful individual will be somebody that has a keen desire to learn, has good organisational skills and is willing to 'roll up their sleeves' and get stuck in with the day-to-day challenges a busy and successful disputes team presents. Full training is provided, and the team will give you a warm welcome whilst you learn the skills required to do well. If you are enthusiastic, driven and are looking for a new challenge then we want to hear from you - this team has doubled in size over the last 12 months and there has never been a more exciting time to join.

In short, as a Legal Administrator at Capital Law you’ll play a vital role in providing full secretarial, PA and administrative support to a team of fee earners.

Working within the Commercial Disputes team

We work exclusively on commercial disputes, helping businesses of all sizes – in all sectors – resolve issues that are stopping them from running as they should. We resolve all kinds of commercial cases, including business ownership disputes, insolvency & debt recover, intellectual property disputes, property disputes, public law & regulatory, insurance, and professional negligence.

Responsibilities

The below duties are some of the day-to-day responsibilities you would have once fully trained:

  • Prepare correspondence and legal documents
  • Maintain accurate documentation and filing systems
  • File opening/closing
  • Support and coordinate client billing
  • Minute taking, audio and copy typing
  • Deal with emails/correspondence, calls and enquiries
  • Photocopying and scanning documents
  • Diary management, planning and organising meetings, travel and accommodation and lunches
  • Work as part of the wider team to support a busy team of lawyers

Requirements:

  • Administration experience desirable
  • Excellent IT skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Commitment to proving excellent service
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, prioritise a high-volume workload and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work well under pressure, adapt to changing requirements and see opportunities for improvement
  • Flexible ‘can do’ approach with the ability to work proactively, use own initiative and offer solutions
  • Team-focus with a flexible and collaborative approach to working with others, but also able to work alone.
  • Confidence to communicate with all levels in order to manage expectations and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Able to work onsite – this role is based at our London office, so you will be required to be in 5 days per week, 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday

*Please note, if successful in being shortlisted, you will be required to attend an in-person interview at our office in London

In return, we offer:

  • career development opportunities: we’re a fast-growing and ambitious firm. We understand that to fulfil our potential, we need to fulfil that of all our employees, and our training and career development programme is very high on the agenda.
  • smart / casual dress: we advise that you ‘dress for the day’ and trust individuals to make an informed decision on what’s suitable.
  • health and wellbeing: virtual yoga, wellbeing events and our ‘Time to Move’ scheme, offering colleagues time to simply get away from their desks.
  • excellent rewards and benefits: competitive pension scheme, comprehensive health plan, life assurance, option to buy/sell annual leave, recognition scheme, cycle to work scheme, free lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays - buy in or go out to lunch, freepastries on Friday's, regular social and wellbeing events, and lots more.

We are committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. We encourage equality and diversity and treat all job applicants and colleagues fairly — regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion or any religious or cultural beliefs, marital status and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and maternity. We have no tolerance for discrimination.

Here, we can be ourselves, succeed on merit, and grow with people from all walks of life.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£27,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • London, WC1N 3PJ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Experience:

  • Administrative: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: Legal Secretary


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