The organisation is a global legal firm with extensive experience in the Middle East region, regularly representing clients with operations in Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman amongst others.
On their behalf we are looking for a committed Legal Secretary to join the Abu Dhabi team and provide secretarial and administrative support to one partner and several senior lawyers. This is a maternity leave cover running until the end of the year, with the possibility or permanency for the right candidate. The incumbent will be expected to perform all job duties in a superior manner and provide a first rate service to clients, producing quality work products and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement whilst maintaining consistency with the firms core values.
Essential duties encompass using the computer legal system to type and edit correspondence, memoranda, bills, timesheets and project work from transcription tapes, handwritten or typed materials, or shorthand notes. Proofreading for accuracy of copy, managing telephone, conference calls and incoming and outgoing email, performing secretarial functions associated with firm administration tasks, including processing new client/matter requests, client bills, time reports and expense reports on behalf of the fee earners.
Additionally, there will be some travel arrangements, hotel accommodation, and coordinating conferences, meetings and appointments.
Applications are invited from those with a minimum of 70 wpm, thorough knowledge of MS Office applications and experience of the preparation of time records, expense reports, client bills and conflict checking forms. The incumbent must have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks and respond to consistently changing priorities.
Due to client’s specific requirements for this role, only Native English speakers can be considered for this role.