Legal PA - Construction, Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire
11 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

Purpose of the Role

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


►    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

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