Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
Location: Edinburgh
The firm

Shoosmiths - UK Law Firm of the Year Winner at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2015.

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Our Real Estate group is one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, advising an impressive range of clients including commercial and residential developers, investors, major corporate occupiers and banks/funders. Offering exceptional market knowledge the team holds an outstanding reputation with clients and the market generally. “Clients are full of admiration for this team, noting it combines outstanding technical expertise with a “very” responsive service” (Chambers).

Main responsibilities
  • Day-to-day administrative tasks such as photocopying/scanning and any ad hoc administrative duties as required.
  • Supporting document management activity, including daily filing, closing off files, archiving and ensuring compliance with firm processes. Ensuring that all relevant documents are filed electronically and paper-based, as required.
  • Support secretaries with billing process including printing and distributing billing guides.
  • Supporting Secretaries with maintaining the firm’s client contact database; ensure new business contact details are entered.
  • Assisting secretaries with simple typing tasks including digital dictation, copy typing and hand written amendments.
Skills and qualifications
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Good team working abilities and can work on your own.
  • Eagerness to develop in this role and progress within the business.
Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.