All Locations
Newcastle
Team
Real Estate Newcastle & Glasgow
Advertising Salary
£18,674
Contract Type:
Permanent
Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time

About your new role

Our Real Estate team provides a complete range of legal and advisory services on all aspects of commercial property to an excellent and diverse client base.  This role is an opportunity to join an innovative and high performing, busy team.  Our focus is on delivering a first class client service.  Our clients range from major retailers, leisure operators, regional developers, local authorities and universities.   We use bespoke case management systems to ensure that all documents are accurate and consistent, and our procedures are followed and deadlines met.

As an Administration Assistant you will work as part of a team, assisting with all aspects of administration in accordance with the instructions from Fee Earners in the team.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be;

  • General file maintenance
  • Opening new client files
  • Closing files and Archiving
  • Carry out general administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying, key dating
  • Reports and Billing
  • Gathering and collating management information
  • Document and correspondence management
  • Diary Management for Fee Earners
  • Management of expenses system
  • Processing office and client account payment requests
  • Carrying out any other tasks that fall within the aspects of the role or the wider teams

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role. As an Administration Assistant you will also ensure you comply with relevant Weightmans and client policies and procedures, and consistently work in accordance with our values.

About You

Ideally you will have previous experience of working in a similar role and in a similar environment. As the role is varied, we are looking for you to have a flexible approach to the work you do and be able to adapt to different tasks. We are also looking for you to have:

  • Experience in a busy legal/office environment is desirable
  • Have a Law Degree or a LPC (or studying towards) is desirable
  • A keen interest and willingness to learn all aspects of the relevant practice area
  • Candidate must be a team player
  • Are able to show initiative and be self-motivated when required to work on own
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • You must have the ability to prioritise tasks and your workload
  • Have good housekeeping skills
  • A “hands on” approach to work
  • Knowledge of computers and office equipment
  • You will be working with spreadsheets, Collecting data and producing MI reports
  • A ‘ will try anything' approach'

If you meet our criteria and think this is a job you could bring enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Why work for us

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Advisor can confirm.

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