Practice Assistant - (Leading Planning and Environ

Job Type:
Job Sector:
£22,542 to £22,542 per annum
Salary Description:
£22542 - £22542 Per Annum
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Practice Assistant - (Leading Planning and Environmental Chambers) - London

Salary: £22,542.99 (London Living Wage)

Key Words: Legal Practice Assistant, Law Assistant, Practice Assistant, Legal Administrator, Chambers Assistant

The Company
Our Client is a Chambers comprising of 89 barristers, including 33 QCs, and is a leading set of Chambers in the UK, specialising in planning, property, public and environmental law.

The Role
Working under the day-to-day supervision of an assigned Practice Manager, the Practice Assistant is expected to provide administrative, practice management and general organisational support to the Practice Management Team, and assist in the provision of an efficient, professional, service to Landmark`s members and clients. The role is likely to include (as a minimum) the following responsibilities:-

Office Administration
Timely and accurate distribution, collection, packaging, franking and dispatch of all mail and DX.
Maintaining the stationery stocks on all floors of Chambers on a daily basis and ordering new supplies as and when necessary.
Printing and photocopying of all work-related documents, including photocopying of authorities and bundles of documents for court (see below), and faxing of documents.
Collecting historic case papers from the member floors on a bi-weekly basis, ensuring that they are returned to the correct instructing solicitor(s) as quickly as possible.

Legal Assistance
Timely and accurate preparation of bundles, including: (i) finding the relevant authorities; (ii) producing an index (where necessary); and (iii) printing sufficient copies for all parties to the case and the court (as required).

Delivery of court documents to High Court, County Courts, etc., including the lodging of skeleton arguments and authorities bundles.
Accompanying members to, and assisting at, court as and when appropriate.
Receiving and directing calls, ensuring that the phones are answered quickly and professionally, and that the caller reaches the appropriate person or voicemail box.
Effectively managing personal email inbox.

General Duties
Ensuring that the working environment, particularly in the Post Room and bundle production area is kept clean and tidy at all times.
Ensuring that printing/photocopying equipment on members` floors (and the post room) is in working order and regularly refilled with plain paper in order to minimise downtime.
Ensuring that all deadlines relevant to the role are met and that workloads are prioritised effectively.
Providing general assistance to Landmark`s Practice Management and Administration Teams as and when required, and undertaking any task reasonably expected in the absence of a more senior colleague.

Experience of working in the same or a similar capacity within a barristers` chambers or similar legal environment.
The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including good spoken and written English, and be able to work effectively as part of a team.
Ability to work well under pressure, have the ability to multi-task and, preferably, the ability to use their initiative to meet the needs and expectations of those around them.
This role will include dealing with barristers and professional clients, which means that a professional attitude and demeanour is required at all times, but especially when representing Landmark externally.

Benefits including:

Contact Details:
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Tel: 0845 450 6635
Contact: Naomi

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