Legal Secretary

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Employment: Full Time

Irwin & Dow are proud to represent this prestigious, international global law firm, with a competitive regional presence. They are currently seeking a Legal Secretary to support two Partners and a team of three lawyers. The role will be based in the Abu Dhabi office and will be responsible for their complex diary management, travel itineraries and managing internal and external stakeholder engagement. The office has a superb working environment, vibrant and extremely busy and there will also be interaction between other offices internationally. The practice is highly diversified with a commercial and corporate focus and an international framework.

This vacancy requires candidates to have a mature approach and be technically strong, with a highly proactive approach. You will be able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines to support at a senior legal administrative level and possess experience with handling the billing cycles monthly. You will be considered an integral member of the team and therefore will be relied upon heavily for support, discretion, and professionalism always. There will be highly confidential information and you will be responsible for document control and collation, opening of files, continuous compliance, and monitoring, writing briefs and amendments, contract review and client interaction, both in person and via email. You will manage updates on legal software and manage billing and document control via these systems.


Prior legal experience is preferred for this position due to the seniority of the role, although our client will review profiles from candidates who have management consultancy experience. A secretarial ILEX qualification would be advantageous. Candidates must possess an excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written and be able to compile complex documentation. Hence strong MS Office skills, presentation, spreadsheet, and database skills are expected.

A very well-regarded firm, with significant stability, this position will add value to any CV moving forwards and offers significant remuneration for the right candidate.


Irwin & Dow was established in 2013 to provide clients with a unique and highly personalised recruitment service, providing the very top calibre of candidates across the business support and secretarial function.

We provide a refreshing approach, working in close partnership with clients and candidates across diverse industry sectors; large MNC’s, government & semi -government entities, SME’s, local businesses and in the start-up and UHNWI support framework.

Great people equal great success: all our candidates are interviewed personally by a member of the team, and we develop longstanding and in-depth relationships with our clients, understanding their corporate culture and goals to ensure a successful outcome for both parties.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount, and we are pleased to be a partner of choice for clients and candidates.

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