Secretary – Intellectual Property – Manchester
Our Intellectual Property (IP) team has an opportunity for a Legal Secretary to provide proactive and professional support to fee earners within the team. You will support the fee earners with high quality and pro-active support, keeping them organised and enabling them to work as efficiently as possible.
Hours: Full time
Vacancy Reference: 344-SMR
Based in our IP team, your workload will be varied and fast paced. The team are busy, so you will be someone who enjoys a full and busy workload and who thrives under pressure. You will work quickly, but accurately, being proactive in anticipating the lawyers’ needs in advance as much as possible.
Your regular duties will include: Assisting fee earners generally in administration, opening, closing and archiving client files, document production, including some audio typing, copy typing, emails, memos, and proof reading and amending dictated work. You will be responsible for creating various Excel spread sheets and keeping them updated.
You will ensure documents and records are stored appropriately, including ensuring filing and e-filing is up to date and accessible.
Previous experience of working as a Legal Secretary or within a commercial legal environment is essential for this role. If you have experience of Intellectual Property law this would be very desirable.
This role will suit you if you like to prioritise your own workload, work closely to deadlines, and can work with minimum supervision and under pressure. You will need to demonstrate from experience that you are exceptionally organised and proactive, that you have a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude, and that you have the skills to work closely with various stakeholders and have direct contact with clients.
You will have excellent spelling and grammar and, ideally, experience of audio typing. You will be proficient with the usual Microsoft packages, including Excel and Powerpoint skills and comfortable with learning new databases and other software packages.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills and a willingness to learn and develop, which will help you thrive in this role.
You will relish helping others and be eager to learn. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide a first class support service to your fee earners, anticipating their needs in advance wherever possible, and paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.
Finally, legal practice is about people and this is very much a team orientated role.
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