Job description / Role
Our client is an international law firm, well regarded by their peers with constant international reach and growth. Working very closely with Fortune 100 firms across corporate finance and private equity groups, they are renowned for assisting businesses with complex situations, analyzing risk and assisting them to achieve their commercial goals.
As part of their ongoing growth strategy we are now seeking an additional Legal Secretary to join this busy and prestigious office in Dubai International Financial Centre .This is a new role due to the addition of further clients requiring their services and therefore, you will be hands on with the wider team to support all departments and a number of Lawyers. This role demands professionalism and the capability to handle highly confidential documents at all times. As a Legal Secretary and integral support to the team you will handle all client requests via telephone and email, prepare excel and PowerPoint documents and collate and issue client billings, maintaining all hours in the Carpe Diem system. The role will also involve the management of all travel arrangements and expenses for the Principles, alongside the organisation of meeting facilities such as audio and video equipment and catering requirements on a very regular basis when hosting client meetings at the office. All legal memos, documents, tracking of changes and proof reading will also form part of this role and therefore it is essential that you have legal secretarial experience, with a preference for those whom have also worked within the UAE in a similar legal secretary capacity.
To be selected for this role you should posses a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a law firm and have excellent communication skills in the English language to native standard. You will be accustomed to MS office including excel and PowerPoint and the formation of formal documents, with the use of Elite, Carpe Diem and a CRM to manage all case updates, billings and client contacts. Candidates are expected to be highly presentable with a very corporate approach. In return the role can offer a stable career opportunity and the ability to develop your skills and grow with the law firm.
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.