Legal Support Assistant - Succession & Tax

Location Southampton
Discipline: Business Support
Salary: £Competitive
Job ref: 002262
Published: about 2 months ago

A Legal Support Assistant is required to join the Succession & Tax team in Southampton.

The core working hours are Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm. You will be expected to be able to work at our Southampton 5 days a week, due to the nature of this role.

Previous administrative or secretarial experience is essential.

Typical Workload

The role will consist mainly of working through the team virtual in-tray, file open and closure, dealing with initial enquiries, organisation client documents, creating archive records and retrieving documents from storage.

The successful candidate will primarily be focused on the needs of the Southampton office, however will also be required to support the rest of the Private Client Business Group as and when required.  There are other support members within the wider team and this role will require working in conjunction with them in carrying out the support function across the Practice Group.

The position would suit someone who is reliable, personable, flexible and confident, and someone who is very accurate and has an eye for detail.  The post holder will require experience of dealing with a busy and varied workload with an ability to remain calm under pressure.

Skills / Experience Required

*         Administrative experience is essential

*         Legal administration experience is highly desirable

*         Excellent typing skills

*         Good communication skills (verbal and written)

*         Commitment to high levels of client care

*         Confident and personable

*         Proactive

*         Flexible

*         IT literate

*         Dedication, determination and loyalty to colleagues, clients and communities

*         Collegiate and team-playing approach

*         Relationship-driven and people oriented

*         Approachable

*         Committed to rigour around treating all clients fairly

*         Able to demonstrate continuous development and diversity in thinking

*         Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality

Blake Morgan is committed to adopting Smart Working practices, where appropriate in the context of business needs, and empowering employees to maximise their performance.  Whilst we strive to ensure consistency of approach across the firm, there will inevitably be some differences in working practices across our business groups and business support functions.  We consider each member of staff's personal preferences, working styles and development needs when deciding the best arrangements to suit our clients and colleagues.  A typical approach would be a blend of working in your usual office, working from another Blake Morgan office, working from a client's office and working from home.  A Guide to getting the most out of Smart Working Policy is available for our employees.   You will be a core part of the team and able to access the technology, support, training and resources you require.

Blake Morgan is one of the UK's leading full service law firms, with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast region. We provide our clients with practical and straightforward legal advice whatever their regional, national and international requirements. Our clients are commercial businesses, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private individuals.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website through our Online Portal.

If you have any questions, please email Nicole Laming at nicole.laming@blakemorgan.co.uk or telephone on 023 8085 7398.

Your personal data will be processed in line with our applicant privacy policy which explains how we treat your data.

Please note that we are currently only accepting CVs from direct applicants.

Our business groups are:

Banking and Finance

Commercial and Charities

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Recoveries and Travel

Construction

Corporate

Employment, Pensions, Benefits & Immigration

Private Client

Property Services

Regulatory

Our office locations and details of how to reach them are found   here.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website through our Online Portal.

Closing Date:  Within two months from date of posting but please note we are continually reviewing applications so we would recommend applying sooner rather than later.

Interviews:  The interview process will start as soon as suitable candidates have been identified.  We will notify you in advance if you are required to carry out a drafting exercise/skills test as part of the interview process.

If you have any questions, please email Nicole Laming at nicole.laming@blakemorgan.co.uk or telephone on 023 8085 7398.

Your personal data will be processed in line with our  applicant privacy policy which explains how we treat your data.

Please note that we are currently only accepting CVs from direct applicants.

Our Culture and Environment

We pride ourselves on our Personality, which is weaved into everything we do for our staff, clients and communities alike. We have created an environment underpinned by our ACTS framework that places high value on being:

Astute (commercially)

Committed

Team playing

Straightforward

It's part of the way we like to do things. If you wish to work amongst colleagues with these behaviours, then you will find yourself amongst likeminded individuals at Blake Morgan.

We work as one team and believe in supporting our colleagues to strengthen the firm. We act honestly and openly in all that we do. We care for our communities and encourage all our people to actively participate in our sports, social and charitable activities. We foster a mature and smart flexible working environment which is family friendly. We also offer opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and to progress within the firm via our Blake Morgan Academy.  We seek to be transparent in all of our dealings with applicants and ensure that you have all the information you need to understand our recruitment process to decide whether or not the role and our firm are right for you.  If you have any questions, please email Nicole Laming at nicole.laming@blakemorgan.co.uk or telephone on 023 8085 7398.

Blake Morgan strives to create and maintain a positive, non-discriminatory work environment. We will ensure that all applications for vacancies will be considered without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, colour, religion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or marital status. We strive to ensure that our shortlisting and interviewing panels are diverse. Further details about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion can be found  here.

https://www.blakemorgan.co.uk/offices/

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