Legal Support

The Role

 

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing approximately 600 people. We provide the highest quality legal advice and representation to Irish and overseas clients. Our clients are principally in the corporate, financial and business sectors and we also advise government entities and many state bodies, pension funds, and educational institutions.

We currently seek to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary to join the Firm.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing secretarial and administrative assistance to multiple Partners and to assist them in providing a professional service to the client.

In addition, the Legal Secretary may be asked to cover for other secretaries in their teams/groups and to provide relief assistance to any department in the firm.

 

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include;

Drafting, amending, preparing correspondence and documentation to a high standard, in accordance with house style and to tight deadlines;

Dealing with client queries, ensuring they are handled in a professional, courteous and prompt manner;

Client invoicing – drafting narratives, preparing reports, and tailoring to client specification through e-billing;

Maintaining and archiving files – hard and soft copy;

Preparing pleadings and briefs and bibles for Court;

Scheduling documents;

Dictaphone and copy typing;

Organising travel arrangements;

Diary management; and

Other secretarial, administrative and ad hoc tasks and projects, as requested.

 

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

A minimum of 3 year’s relevant experience;

Strong MS Office skills;

80+ wpm typing speed;

Strong interpersonal and communications skills;

Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and meet client needs on a consistent basis;

A very high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

 

Education

The successful candidate will have:

Secretarial or Legal/Admin course qualification.

 

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied with full curriculum vitae and sent to lorraine.murphy@mccannfitzgerald.com or for a confidential discussion on the role, please phone Lorraine Murphy on 01-607 1215.

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