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Legal Secretary

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1105

Job description / Role

Irwin & Dow are proud to represent this global legal firm based in DIFC, as they seek a new Legal Secretary to join their friendly, forward thinking and collaborative team. With their headquarters in London and covering several disciplines of law, including dispute resolution and corporate & commercial, they are an exceptionally busy and commercially focused team.

This vacancy requires candidates to have a mature approach and be able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines to support up to three Partners and their team of Associates at any one time. You will be considered an integral member of the team and therefore will be relied upon heavily for support, discretion and professionalism at all times. A very hands on role, you will be required to perform your duties with minimal supervision and therefore a minimum of 4 years’ experience within a legal setting is required, of which 2 years must be within the UAE and or international law firms. Duties will include complex diary, meeting 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 also manage updates on legal software and manage billing and document control via these systems.


We are seeking experienced candidates with excellent command of the English language, whom are able to work quickly and efficiently at all times. To be successful in this role candidates are required to have consistent career history within the legal profession, supporting at Partner level and be accustomed to using several different software packages, managing extremely tight deadline driven tasks and be forward thinking to anticipate the needs of the senior team. It is also essential that the successful applicant is highly collaborative with the team and have a flexible approach to the tasks required, as the role is all encompassing and very hands on.

A well regarded firm in the region, with superb staff retention; this opportunity provides the successful candidate with long term stability.

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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