Legal Secretary

Burges Salmon
19 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Burges Salmon has officially arrived in Scotland! Our recent opening of an Edinburgh office is part of our organic growth plan to better support the needs of our Scottish clients and continue to deliver an exceptional client service.

As our office is growing fast we are now looking to recruit Legal Secretaries to support our new lawyers. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our new office from the start.

Burges Salmon is a Top 50 independent UK law firm, which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent standard of legal and business advice to our clients, which has led to many of the firm's practice areas and sectors winning awards and recognition as best in class.

As a Legal Secretary you will be an integral part of the firm, providing professional and high level support to a number of lawyers. You will be involved in a wide range of tasks including managing diaries, travel arrangements, client relationship management, business development support, producing legal documents and co-ordinating billing administration, to name a few.

The work is demanding, but exciting - you will be involved in deals that regularly make the headlines. Working alongside lawyers who are leaders in their field will require a number of different skills, to be successful in this role we will be looking for the following:

Excellent communication skills and organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
The ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external clients and business services members.
A strong team player with leadership qualities.
The ability to demonstrate absolute discretion, maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations.
A confident, enthusiastic and committed approach, whilst remaining pro-active at all times.

Our six core values - Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

We are proud to have been awarded 'Happiest Work Place' at the National Happiness Awards in 2017, and in 2018 we were delighted to have been awarded 'Law Firm of the Year' for the third year running by RollonFriday.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

Please note that this role operates a shift pattern over 35 hours per week. The two shifts are 8am - 4pm and 10am - 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Any questions regarding the role or the interview process please contact Jenna Hazel (Resourcing Specialist) on or email .

To submit an application for this vacancy please click on the apply button below.

Closing date: Tuesday 2 July 2019