Overview

Purpose of the Role 
To provide high quality and experienced PA support to a team of partners and fee earners.

Duties 

  • Initiates and drives the billing process
  • Contributes to fee earners’ financial performance by proactively working with fee earners to manage their matter balances
  • Supports fee earners’ business development activity
  • Ensures all file management processes are undertaken in a timely manner
  • Undertakes all matter management processes
  • Conflict check and Client Due Diligence processes
  • Accurately completing the end to end Client Matter Inception (CMI) process
  • Drafting of engagement letters Preparation and ongoing review of Quality Risk Management (QRM) checklist
  • Identifying matters for closure and archiving completed files
  • Adheres to firmwide and divisional Best Practice protocols
  • Comprehensive diary management
  • Forward planning
  • Identifying and recommending cost efficient travel options
  • Ensuring wider meeting requirements are identified and actioned
  • Adheres to the firm’s risk and compliance policies and procedures and raises any issues or queries promptly with the relevant Partner and / or Risk and Compliance
  • Successfully completes, on time, all compulsory firm training and returns all complaints and claims questionnaires

Knowledge, skills and experience required (bespoke to role)  

  • High degree of competence in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, with appropriate and effective use of grammar and punctuation
  • Three years’ experience (or equivalent) gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet client needs