Executive Assistant to UK Private Client Solicitor, Part time 4 days/wk

NW1, London (North), London (Greater)
£30,000 pro rata
18 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Admin, PA, Legal
Contract Type

Executive Assistant to UK Private Client Solicitor, Part time 4 days/wk 

Hours: 10am – 4pm

Location: London Marylebone NW1

Start Date : September 2017

The Role

I am seeking a highly confident and competent, organised and pro-active EA with a minimum of 6 years’ work secretarial/ PA experience in a professional top tier organisation to join me.  I am an experienced private client solicitor with an existing client base and workload who is setting up her own practice in September.  I provide advice on wills, powers of attorney, inheritance tax and estate planning as well as administering the estates of deceased persons with UK and international connections.

You must be confident, articulate and able to work independently and unsupervised.  A legal background is not required but a willingness to learn is essential.

The position involves a variety of responsibilities including preparing legal documents and correspondence, assisting with legal work, diary management, billing and office administration.

Key Skills

  • Highly organised and a multi-tasker who has the ability to prioritise and process documents efficiently and effectively
  • Strong communications skills to include good telephone and written skills with good attention to detail
  • IT Proficient to include advanced knowledge of MS Office especially Word, Excel and Outlook

Key Responsibilities

  • Deal with initial enquiries by telephone and email
  • Assist in setting up new clients, prepare and draft wills, Powers of Attorney and inheritance tax forms, prepare correspondence, prepare meeting notes, assemble spreadsheets using Excel
  • Manage client billing
  • Diary and telephone management
  • Filing and office organisation

To apply : - Please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role via the below method.  No phone calls or agencies.  Due to the high level of applications I can only respond to successful candidates who will be called for an initial telephone interview.