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Practice Assistant / Legal Support

Irwin & Dow

Doha, Qatar

Ref: NP447-1071

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Excellent opportunity to join an elite, global law firm based in their prestigious Qatar office in Doha. The firm has a large presence in the GCC and operates across over 35 countries globally.

The role of Practice Assistant performs administrative, secretarial and legal office support to the Partner and Associates and reports to the Senior Office Administrator. This is a busy role, but the candidate will need to be able to work autonomously and independently and use their initiative. Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask, taking on ad-hoc responsibilities, when and where required is important. You will be considered an integral member of the team and therefore will be relied upon heavily for support, discretion and professionalism always.


Attention to detail is paramount in this role and multiple deadlines need to be managed within the team. Excellent IT skills are required, specifically in MS Word and MS Excel and knowledge of documentation management systems would be beneficial. Duties will include diary and international travel management, document control and collation, opening of files, continuous compliance and monitoring 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. There will be skills based testing conducted as part of the interview process.

Exceptional communication and written skills in English are required, coupled with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong client service orientation. You must be able to work under pressure and as the office is quite boutique in size, candidates must be proactive and be prepared to assist with any office tasks willingly.

Our client is seeking the right fit for their team and as such they are very open to looking at candidates with legal experience, as well as those who may not have had any, but who are dynamic and fast learners with a real interest in what the firm does.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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