Legal Secretary

Job reference: 000020

Location: Bristol

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Employment type: Fixed Term Contract

Department: Company Commercial

Division: Company Commercial

Hours per week: Not specified

PQE/Experience: Not specified

Thrings is a vibrant expanding law firm with a diverse client base offering excellent career prospects to talented and driven individuals.  We operate in offices in Bristol, Bath, London, Swindon and Romsey, serving clients within the UK, but increasingly with an international presence.

We’re a client focussed firm who has award winning lawyers working for us.  We’re noted by Chambers & Partners for the relationships we’ve built with our clients, and the increasing presence we’re building in the markets and clients we serve.  We provide a range of services to different clients in areas such as Agriculture, Private Client, Corporate & Commercial and Commercial Property and are noted for having specialists that practice in each of these areas.  We work across offices, with different practice areas to best serve the needs of our clients.

Our South West Commercial team are looking for a talented Legal Secretary to join the team based in central Bristol.  Supporting a team of fee earners, including partners, you will provide the end to end secretarial support alongside one other person.  To excel in this role you will need to be a strong administrator to support the busy team effectively.  Your support will include the following areas:

  • Answering email and telephone queries, redirecting as appropriate to the necessary Fee Earner for review
  • Producing letters/documents in line with the Fee Earners requirements
  • Diary management, ensuring appointments are accurately scheduled and catered for, this could include setting up telephone conferences or ensuring meeting rooms are booked for client visits
  • Ensuring electronic files are updated with accurate documents relevant to each case
  • Working with the team to produce draft bills and breakdowns for services to be charged to clients.

Ideally you will come from a Law Firm, however we recognise that there are lots of highly organised, driven individuals who are keen to learn new skills in a new role; if you’re used to working under pressure and would like to work with a team that deals with interesting and varied clients this could be the role for you. In order to excel in this role you need to be a strong communicator who is confident in dealing with people over the phone and via email, you will also need to feel comfortable to manage the demands from different Fee Earners who work to tight deadlines.  At Thrings we give a client focussed service and we need someone who is able to support the Fee Earners progress matters efficiently.  You will play an important role in making sure the needs of our clients and fee earners are met efficiently.

If you’re driven, highly organised and up for a challenge this could be just the role for you.  We offer some great benefits as part of the package including an additional day off for your birthday, and ‘just because days’ including cream teas, charity days supporting local causes and events funded by the Firm.  The office is located in the heart of Bristol City Centre, a short walk from the train station, with bus links and car parks close by.  If all of this appeals to you, we’re looking to hear from you!


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