Legal Assistant

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1296

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Supporting the Head of Legal and their Legal Counsel of this dynamic and progressive healthcare solutions provider, the Legal Assistant will form an integral part of the team. Based in Dubai, the organisation operates across a vast array of international territories.

Key responsibilities will be reviewing, negotiating, and amending complex legal contracts, attending meetings on behalf of the Head of Legal and taking minutes and acting in her stead when required. Full diary support to both team members and tracking, filing, and managing the corporate legal books. Extensive research capability is a must and excellent written skills are required. Our client works in countries where the legal language is English and as such, a native English speaker is required for this role. The role will require traditional legal administrative support, project planning and internal and external policy drafts, but the breadth of responsibility will go much deeper, and the individual will have the ability to develop in the role, with the full support for the Head of Legal and wider team.

The team have a strong commercial legal background with great depth of experience; they are fully engaged in the business at all levels; for the right individual this role represents an exciting opportunity to be involved in international and political legal frameworks and to liaise with significant international public organizations globally.


The successful applicant will either possess an LLB or an advanced Legal vocational qualification (e.g., ILEX) with at least four years of experience, ideally working in-house for an international service group. Law firm experience may also be considered. Exceptional interpersonal skills, including social competency and strong cross-functional communication, coupled with high energy and the ability to be engaged both inside and outside of normal business hours on occasion is required. Additionally, a strong understanding of the global and political landscape would be advantageous.

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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AED 7,000

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