The Employment, Immigration & Reward Division is one of the leading employment law practices in the UK and consistently top ranked by independent legal directories, we have more recognised experts in employment than any other UK firm. With over 150 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally.
Providing first class support to allocated partners and associates within the Employment, Immigration and Reward division. Acting as their ‘ambassador’ both within the firm and externally, being the first point of contact for clients and colleagues. Producing accurate and timely legal documentation and correspondence as required alongside handling administrative duties on behalf of allocated partners and associates.
Be the first point of contact for clients, dealing with them efficiently and appropriately – liaising with them to deal with any queries or issues if able to. Fielding as many calls and matters as possible;Build a working knowledge of the legal area of expertise of allocated partners and associates;Ensure sensitivity and confidentiality when dealing with clients, colleagues and private matters on behalf of allocated partners and associates;Build a strong knowledge of the firm’s Strategy and an understanding of how the work of allocated partners and associates fits with this Strategy;Co-ordinate billing/credit control and accounting matters relating to clients of allocated partners and associates including drafting bill requests, bill narratives, and chasing clients for payment of unpaid bills as required;Maintain allocated partners’ and associates’ diaries by liaising with them on a regular basis to discuss forthcoming appointments and any required arrangements;Schedule internal and external meetings, ensuring that all arrangements are in place and any required materials and documentation are prepared in good time;Assist with marketing activities as required including liaising with the Marketing team and assisting with the preparation for seminars and other events as required;Assist with the preparation of client correspondence and documents as required;Answer the telephone in a helpful and professional manner, dealing with queries if able and ensuring messages are taken accurately and dealt with appropriately;Develop a sufficient knowledge of the division’s work to be able to work with any of the partners and associates or with colleagues from the other division when necessary;Build a sufficient knowledge of files and matters to be able to support allocated partners and associates in assisting clients and others, as appropriate, in their absence;Take an active part in developing own role and working to provide increasing support for allocated partners and associates – ensuring suitable training is undertaken;Assist with workload of secretarial colleagues as required;Any other duties as required in line with the level or the role.
The successful candidate will ideally have at least two to three years’ legal secretarial experience (ideally within the relevant area of law);