Job description / Role
The organization is a global legal firm and has a broad and deep experience in the Middle East region and regularly represents clients with operations in Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman amongst others.
On their behalf we are looking for a committed Legal Secretary to join the Abu Dhabi team and provide secretarial and administrative support to one partner and several senior lawyers. The incumbent will be expected to perform all job duties in a superior manner and provide a first-rate service to clients, producing quality work products and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement whilst maintaining consistency with the firm’s core values.
Essential duties encompass using the computer legal system to type and edit correspondence, memoranda, bills, timesheets and project work from transcription tapes, handwritten or typed materials, or shorthand notes. Proofreading for accuracy of copy, managing telephone, conference calls and incoming and outgoing email, performing secretarial functions associated with firm administration tasks, including processing new client/matter requests, client bills, time reports and expense reports on behalf of the fee earners.
Additionally, there will be some travel arrangements, hotel accommodation, and coordinating conferences, meetings and appointments.
Applications are invited from those with a minimum of 70 wpm, thorough knowledge of MS Office applications and experience of the preparation of time records, expense reports, client bills and conflict checking forms. The incumbent must have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks and respond to consistently changing priorities.
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.