Legal PA - Contentious Trusts & Estates

Up to £37,000
13 Jan 2023
10 Feb 2023
Job Title
Legal PA
Practice Area
Contract Type
Full Time

A top UK Law firm is looking to hire a new Practice Assistant on a permanent basis.  The aim of this role will be to support the Contentious Trusts and Estates team with all secretarial and administration duties.  This role will be to work 9.30am – 5.30pm, two days a week in the office, 3 at home and a salary of up to £37,000 experience dependent is on offer plus great benefits.


Responsibilities will include effective and proactive diary management, and awareness of Fee Earners' workloads to plan ahead, with minimal supervision, processing relevant applications, forms or searches, researching new clients/contacts and prepares bios before meetings, and conducts basic research (on-line or otherwise) for Fee Earners when required, arranging travel and any other activities on behalf of Fee Earners, creating typed work of a high quality, formatting in accordance with house style, at high speed, with accuracy and following internal guidelines, creating new documents from the Firm’s templates, using contact data from InterAction, preparing bills (including bill narratives), preparing AML documentation and obtains relevant documentation, carrying out conflict searches and correctly identifies the work type. Candidates will be tasked with maintaining up to date knowledge and a strong understanding of Fee Earners’ matters to be able to provide the best level support and assist with training sessions for the team and providing knowledge induction for new team PAs.


Candidates need to have previous secretarial experience within a law firm with, ideally with experience in a Contentious Trusts and Estates department although this is not essential. Excellent written, communication and organisational skills are essential, in addition to excellent attention to detail skills.