Legal Pa - Icm

Legal Pa - Icm

Allen & Overy Llp | new south wales, NSW, AU

Posted 9 days ago

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Job description
Allen & Overy LLP is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate and international capital markets advice but also have major strengths across the world in areas such as litigation and dispute resolution, employment and benefits, real estate and tax.

Our deals often make headline business news and we work with a large number of the top financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and with all our staff demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a strong reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

Role Purpose
The role of a Legal PA at Allen & Overy is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Working alongside leading lawyers, Allen & Overy recognises that Legal PAs are an important part of the team. Our Legal PA's are required to provide a professional and efficient legal administrative service to Partners and other fee earners. Being an integral part of the shared services team you will encounter exciting career opportunities and challenges, working with the best legal professionals in the field.

Key Relationships
LPAs Partners Shared Service teams Colleagues in other offices in the firm's network External suppliers to the business.Key roles and responsibilities as a Legal PAManage incoming communication (including email and voicemail). Drafting replies as required. Diary management, arranging meeting rooms, collating documentation for meetings and prompting the Partner as appropriate to maintain their working schedule. Spotting issues and thinking ahead to rearrange where necessary. Also prompt fee earners to attend meetings as required. Monitoring fee-earners emails and tending to requests from clients. Coordinating and booking travel as required. Ensure mail is processed efficiently (physically and electronically), maintaining confidentiality at all times. This includes management of mailing lists for Partners and practice areas and circulating newsletters as required. Establish and maintain an effective filing system to ensure completeness and accuracy of technical, professional and matter information. Produce and amend documents and correspondence. Take responsibility for the general management and turnaround of documents. As required, work with our outsourced design company to update marketing documents, amend pitches, prepare bios for client meetings / lunches and assist with client research requests. This also includes printing print jobs for Partners / Lawyers (over 50 pages can be sent to the print room). Help lawyers complete their timesheets every day. Provide cross-group and departmental support where necessary. Assess and prioritise client requests, ensuring that all messages are relayed in a timely fashion. Provide efficient and professional assistance to meet the needs of the client. Maintain basic marketing information. Field and process calls from ad hoc callers and prospective new clients. Enter and update various systems / programs such as EPIC and League tables. Schedule coordination of roadshows. Manage team CVs and general experience lists, and tailor team CVs for pitches. Coordinate events including collating and managing invitation lists, printing names tags and distributing. Assisting with firm events such as clerk recruitment. Ensure desks are cleared and clean when; a team member leaves the firm, goes on leave, or when a new starter commences. It involves consulting with your team to ensure this is done efficiently and documents are stored appropriately. Organising stationery for any new starters to your team. Ownership and management of team’s expense policies when preparing expense claims (refer to expense policies to understand if claim can be processed before sending to Finance). Ensure that Finance is advised of status for any outstanding invoices relating to matters and where any action is required from Finance. Ensure performance review meetings are organised for the team during review season Ensure team members book leave in the system. Help with annual processes including renewal practicing certificates. Edit narratives, review WIP and submit billing guides to Revenue team in line with communicated deadlines to facilitate the month end billing process. Assist with the matter inception process. Ensure all required forms and associated backup relating to client trust monies are completed and submitted to Finance in accordance with Law Society Trust rules.Experience and Personal Attributes
The ideal candidate will be a flexible, resilient & robust individual who is confident in their approach, pro-active, quick to learn and someone that is able to exercise independent thought as to what needs to be done. We are looking for the following skills / personal attributes: Experienced Legal PA (5 years plus) High level of attention to detail Organized and able to priorities Excellent administration skills, keyboard and software proficiency Excellent written and verbal communication skills Calm, unflappable demeanor Professional telephone manner