Senior Legal Secretary | Litigation

Posted 21 October 2021
Salary$65k - $70k + KiwiSaver+Flexi hours+WFH 1 day
LocationAuckland
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Legal Support
Reference305052

Job description

This CBD based, full-service firm offers a professional yet relaxed style. The Partners are well recognised in the industry for advocating diversity and inclusion as well as are award-winning members of the legal fraternity. As an employee, you will be encouraged to grow your career with various learning and development modules at your disposal. You'll have the ability to be a voice in driving change throughout the firm by being a part of the committees the firm has on offer. 

The Role:

Reporting to a long-standing Insurance Litigation Partner and working within a team of authors, you will be able to align yourself with a high-performing and driven team. This is a fast-paced and dynamic role where you will be an integral support person for this busy Partner. You will be working on insurance, employment, and RMA matters. Your day-to-day responsibilities will be to:
  • Maintain client relationships by providing a high level of customer service as you will be the first point of contact in initial queries 
  • Diary management of the Partner and authors in the team as needed
  • Document management, dictation as well as editing and formatting correspondence
  • Month-end billing, ensuring all billables are correct and accurate for invoicing
  • General administration, file, and client maintenance
About You:
  • This role would suit a senior legal secretary (this may have been gained solely within litigation or from other practice areas)
  • Previous experience in e-billing or exposure to complex billing matters would be advantageous
  • Be confident in managing and running diary management for multiple authors
  • Proficient knowledge in Word and Excel, with an efficient typing speed for dictation
  • Team driven, keen to support and share knowledge, able to work in a cohesive and collaborative environment
To be successful in this role you will thrive in a fast-paced and energetic working environment, with the ability to manage multiple conflicting and shifting deadlines. You will have exposure to complex and detailed files as well as working with important clients. 

What's on Offer:
You will be an integral part of this support team of four. As the Senior Litigation Legal Secretary, you will be the 2IC in mentoring and coaching the more junior legal secretaries, therefore providing you exposure to leadership and career progression within the wider firm. This is a team that is engaged and enjoys their work, with a hard-working and fun mentality.
  • This role would suit a senior legal secretary within litigation, corporate advisory, commercial or similar background but an interest in pursuing a litigation secretarial role
Not only will you be a valued member but on offer (experience dependant) is:
  • Salary of $65,000 - $73,000 per annum + KiwiSaver based on experience
  • Work/life balance, flexibility in hours and able to WFH one day per week
  • Annual salary reviews based on performance
For further information, contact Simone Macdonald on 027 224 5228 or email your CV to simone@colegal.co.nz or by clicking APPLY now.