Legal Secretary - 3 month FTC

London (Central), London (Greater)
26 Feb 2018
29 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

The department


Dentons is the largest energy practice in the world according to industry ranking by Law360 and is the UK law firm most consistently ranked in Tier 1 in Chambers and the Legal 500 for Energy since records began over 15 years ago.  We pride ourselves on understanding the energy industry, and realising the opportunities within traditional sectors as well as new technologies. Upstream or downstream, from exploration and generation to marketing and retail, Dentons provide innovative advice and insight from a global perspective. We help equip businesses with effective solutions across the energy sector, from transactional and regulatory advice to political guidance and dispute resolution.

Infrastructure and Project Finance

Our Infrastructure practice is one of the largest and most experienced of any international law firm.  It combines a deep and current legal expertise with sophisticated marketplace knowledge and industry expertise. We regularly act for project companies, developers, banks, investors, multilateral agencies, contractors, governments and other public sector bodies.  We are active in all infrastructure sectors across the globe, and regularly act on rail, airports, health, education, roads, bridges and tunnels, prisons, public buildings, housing, water, wastewater, waste, defence and information technology projects.

Purpose of role

To deliver outstanding secretarial support to partners and fee earners within the Energy Transport and Infrastructure department, with a focus on client service. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about delivering a professional secretarial service of the highest quality.


  • Proactive diary management
  • Creating/amending documents and letters

  • Digital dictation

  • Organising meetings, travel arrangements, lunches and conference calls

  • Collating billing guides, drafting narratives and covering letters to clients / liaising with accounts team on billing matters

  • Time recording

  • Updating/adding contacts to InterAction

  • Processing expense claims electronically

  • Photocopying, filing and scanning

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Proven experience within a similar secretarial role

  • Fast, accurate typing skills

  • Ability to turn around documents at speed

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Excel and advanced Powerpoint skills

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to use own initiative and remain calm under pressure

  • Sound team player

  • Confident and professional telephone manner

  • Pro-active and "can do" attitude

  • Willingness to work beyond core business hours to meet clients' expectations.

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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