Legal Assistant (Serious Injury)

  • Location: Guildford
  • Permanent

About the role

What are we looking for?

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Legal Assistant to join our dynamic and passionate team who deal with all aspects of Serious Injury work. You’ll be working with and learning from some brilliant and highly recognised Partners and Solicitors in this specialist area of law who work on life-changing cases where your empathy and your desire to make a difference ensures you are impacting the lives of our clients.

The focus of this role is to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Serious Injury team on various day to day tasks, with the prospect to progress your skills and career and run with as much responsibility as you want to take on. This role would be well suited to a Legal Assistant with Serious Injury experience and strong administration skills. You will be working within a fun and collaborative team who value each other’s support and input.

We would be eager to find out why you? What interests you about this area of Law and what you are passionate about through a cover letter!

Why should you apply?

Are you a passionate Legal Assistant with Serious Injury experience looking to work for a newly merged firm carving out a new way of working within the Legal sector? This is an extremely rewarding role supporting the team who work on some great quality Serious Injury cases.

The Moore Barlow culture is open, diverse, and inclusive; it’s an environment of belonging, where people can thrive and be the best version of themselves. We strive to nurture our people and offer enjoyable, fulfilling, and sustainable careers. This includes providing the best training, great pay and rewards, a fantastic set of values, and more control over work life balance.

We’ve also won awards! Named as one of the top 200 law firms in the UK in The Times Best Law Firms 2021 list, we have also been widely recognised in Legal 500 UK 2021, the UKs leading guide to law firms, as 8 of our practise areas have been ranked Top Tier.

Key tasks will include:

  • To communicate at all times in a clear, polite and calm manner to clients, work colleagues and others.
  • Prepare and assist with the preparation of Court forms and bundles of documents.
  • To time record and draft attendance notes of any fee earning work undertaken.
  • Organise and set up meetings with third parties and clients.
  • Assist and support more senior members of the team with work or tasks as required including general transcribing and office duties.
  • To ensure that standards of quality and the reputation of the firm are maintained at all times.
  • To support the effectiveness of the team by being positive and co-operative with all team members.
  • To demonstrate commitment to the role, Department and Moore Barlow through excellent punctuality, timekeeping and attendance.
  • To demonstrate ability to time manage and prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • To take initiative for self-development and accept changes and new challenges required to meet individual and Departmental objectives.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all Moore Barlow’s information and clients’ documentation.
  • To adhere to the HR policies and procedures.   

What we look for:

• Must be a good team player willing to work cooperatively with others. • Good organisation with strong administration skills. • Common sense, practical approach to problem solving. • Able to produce a large quantity of work and complete tasks to strict deadlines. • IT skills including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel. • Some experience of case management systems would be desirable. • Able to time record fee earning work. • Excellent internal stakeholder and client handling skills. • Confident telephone skills. • Ability to work under pressure.

How to apply

Interested in a career at Moore Barlow? Please send your CV and cover letter to the Human Resources team at recruitment@moorebarlow.com

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It is our policy to provide equal opportunities for all employees and prospective employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.


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