(511) Junior Practice Assistant – Leading Specialist Barristers’ Chambers (London)

Role Categories: Professional Support
Role Types: Full Time
Role Locations: London (Greater)
£22,984 (LLW) plus generous benefits

Company Overview:

Our client is a leading UK set of Barristers’ Chambers comprising of 96 barristers, including 36 QCs, specialising in planning and environmental, property and public law.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­About the Role:

Chambers seeks to recruit a Junior Practice Assistant to provide administrative and general organisational support to the Practice Management Team and assist in the provision of an efficient, professional, service to Chambers’ members and clients.  The role is based at Chambers’ registered office in London and will include the following responsibilities:

Office Administration

  • Timely and accurate distribution, collection, packaging, franking and dispatch of all mail and DX
  • Maintaining the stationery stocks on all floors of Chambers daily, and ordering new supplies as and when necessary
  • Printing and photocopying of all work-related documents, including photocopying of authorities and bundles of documents for Court (see below)
  • Collecting historic case papers from the member floors on a bi-weekly basis, ensuring that they are returned to the correct instructing solicitor(s) as quickly as possible.

Legal Assistance

  • Timely and accurate preparation of bundles, including: (i) finding the relevant authorities; (ii) producing an index (where necessary); and (iii) printing sufficient copies for all parties to the case and the Court (as required).

Clerical

  • Delivery of Court documents to High Court, County Courts, etc., including the lodging of skeleton arguments and authorities bundles
  • Accompanying members to and assisting at, Court as and when appropriate
  • Receiving and directing calls, ensuring that the phones are answered quickly and professionally, and that the caller reaches the appropriate person or voicemail
  • Effectively managing personal email inbox.

General Duties

  • Ensuring that the working environment, particularly in the Post Room and bundle production area is kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Ensuring that printing/photocopying equipment on members’ floors (and the post room) is in working order and regularly refilled with plain paper in order to minimise downtime
  • Ensuring that all deadlines relevant to the role are met and that workloads are prioritised effectively
  • Providing general assistance to Landmark’s Practice Management and Administration Teams as and when required, and undertaking any task reasonably expected in the absence of a more senior colleague.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including good spoken and written English and be able to work effectively as part of a team. They will work well under pressure, have the ability to multi-task and, preferably, the ability to use their initiative to meet the needs and expectations of those around them.

This role will include dealing with barristers and professional clients, which means that a professional attitude and demeanour is required at all times, but especially when representing the business externally.

Equality and Diversity:

Our client encourages applications from candidates from all backgrounds regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief, or disability.

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