Legal PA

Employer
CMS
Location
Sheffield, England, South Yorkshire
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
30 Nov 2021

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Legal Secretary
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

Are you looking for a new opportunity within a law firm that is significantly growing in size and global reach? Would you like to join this new distinctive modern city powerhouse and be part of paving a fresh way of providing secretarial support?


About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the RoleWe are looking for a Legal PA to join us to provide a high-quality and efficient secretarial service to partners and fee-earners in a busy real estate transactions team. Reporting directly to the Secretarial Services Manager, your focus will be on efficiently managing your workload and being proactive with the ability to work on your own initiative.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:
* Managing and supporting Partners in all tasks
* Comprehensive email and diary management
* Arranging national and international travel
* Responding to email and telephone calls and queries
* Amending data in Excel
* Amending and formatting documents
* Working with data rooms
* Copy-typing and digital dictation as required
* Powerpoint presentations
* Production of engrossed documents
* Deeds management
* Proof reading and quality checking of work
* General correspondence
* Production of weekly/monthly/quarterly client reports
* Dealing with finance queries
* Processing expenses in a timely manner
* Managing workflow to the Document & Design Centre, Print Room etc as required; proactively taking steps to ensure work is returned within required timescales
* Delegation of work to Junior Secretaries
* Daily mentoring of junior members of the team
* Daily management of the team workflow
* Establishing positive and effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels
* Provide cross Practice-Group support where necessary


About YouYou will have gained experience at a senior secretarial or PA level within a real estate transactions team at a law firm. You will have excellent communication skills, a high level of IT literacy, superb attention to detail, well-developed administrative skills and the ability to multi-task under pressure.


Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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