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Practice Assistant - (Leading Planning and Environmental Chambers) - London

Practice Assistant - (Leading Planning and Environmental Chambers) - London

Salary: £22,542.99 (London Living Wage)

Key Words: Legal Practice Assistant, Law Assistant, Practice Assistant, Legal Administrator, Chambers Assistant

The Company
Our Client is a Chambers comprising of 89 barristers, including 33 QCs, and is a leading set of Chambers in the UK, specialising in planning, property, public and environmental law.

The Role
Working under the day-to-day supervision of an assigned Practice Manager, the Practice Assistant is expected to provide administrative, practice management and general organisational support to the Practice Management Team, and assist in the provision of an efficient, professional, service to Landmark's members and clients.

The role is likely to include (as a minimum) the following responsibilities:-

Office Administration
Timely and accurate distribution, collection, packaging, franking and dispatch of all mail and DX.
Maintaining the stationery stocks on all floors of Chambers on a daily basis and ordering new supplies as and when necessary.
Printing and photocopying of all work-related documents, including photocopying of authorities and bundles of documents for court (see below), and faxing of documents.
Collecting historic case papers from the member floors on a bi-weekly basis, ensuring that they are returned to the correct instructing solicitor(s) as quickly as possible.

Legal Assistance
Timely and accurate preparation of bundles, including: (i) finding the relevant authorities; (ii) producing an index (where necessary); and (iii) printing sufficient copies for all parties to the case and the court (as required).

Clerical
Delivery of court documents to High Court, County Courts, etc., including the lodging of skeleton arguments and authorities bundles.
Accompanying members to, and assisting at, court as and when appropriate.
Receiving and directing calls, ensuring that the phones are answered quickly and