Legal Administrator

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
03 Jun 2021
02 Aug 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Experience Level

We're currently looking for a Legal Administrator to join our Leasehold Disputes Team in Newcastle.

The team

Our specialist Leasehold Disputes Team (LDT) are a key part of our business. They sit within the larger Real Estate Disputes Resolution team, which is one of the largest in the UK – with over 30 Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals supported by a team of excellent Secretaries and Administrators.

The role

Your main duties will include opening and closing files using the team's case management system, photocopying and scanning and general file management.

You will provide a 'full service' to clients and colleagues which will include preparing documents, sending standard letters, putting together exhibits and pleadings to send to court, dealing with billing and other financial matters and ensuring that the filing system is maintained.

What are we looking for?

This is a busy team, so to be successful in this role you'll need to have previous experience of working in an administrative capacity, good IT skills and basic mathematical skills. You'll also need to be a great team player who is helpful and supportive to colleagues. You should understand the importance of working together, sharing responsibilities and promoting team spirit.

Although training will be provided in all aspects of the role, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn is essential as is adaptability and a flexible attitude. You'll need to have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise your workload effectively.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page to find out more.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

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