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Litigation Legal Assistant

Company: Shakespeare Martineau    Location: Nottingham
We are looking for a Litigation Legal Assistant to join our Social Housing Litigation team, part of the firms Litigation & Dispute Resolution group in the Nottingham office.

You will provide a high quality legal service to clients on a full range of social housing matters whilst supporting the fee earners administratively.

Your key duties will be:
assisting partners and solicitors to produce high quality legal services to clients on a broad range of social housing litigation work

managing the team heads diary and assisting in the set up and co-ordination of meetings

assisting in the planning, collation and circulation of documents

dealing with clients and third parties in a professional manner, maintaining close and regular contact as required

undertaking monthly billing, all client specific billing and other related financial administration

dealing with all forms of social housing litigation work

supporting and assisting senior fee earners and partners in the delivery of service level agreements

assisting with promotional and business development activity, as required

maintaining good file management, including electronic and paper storage, archiving and filing

taking telephone calls, handling queries and enquiries where appropriate

photocopying, scanning and collating documentation

opening and closing files, as required

carrying out legal research as required

Skills and experience you will have:
a minimum of 12 - 18 months previous experience of legal work is preferred

previous experience in using a case management system

Key competencies you will need:
a desire to exceed client expectations

strong negotiation and communication skills

the ability to build rapport with colleagues and clients alike

a high degree of initiative and the ability to cope in a demanding environment

excellent organisational and prioritising skills

About you: you will be:
highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description

respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and can do attitude

keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this

Ideally candidates will have, or will be looking to attain, a legal qualification and be interested to pursue a career in the law.

Additional information

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here .

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.