Secretary

Experience level: Advanced
Language requirements: Bilingual (Arabic/English)
Term: Permanent
Department: Banking and Finance
Office: Riyadh
The role

We are looking for a  Legal Secretary for our office in Riyadh. This individual will be responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support to the fee earners and Team Leader in order to ensure that services are provided in an effective and efficient manner.
Specific duties will vary considerably according to specific needs of the office and / or department.

These include but are not limited to:

- Perform tasks as Lawyers first point of contact with people from inside and outside the Firm; provide a high level of client service at all times; project and maintain a positive image.
- Receive, screen and respond appropriately to telephone calls, inquiries and requests on behalf of assigned Lawyer(s) as directed by them; take accurate messages and follow up as requested by Lawyer in order to ensure client enquiries are dealt with promptly and professionally.
- Deal with Lawyers incoming email, faxes and post as appropriate.
- Liaise with clients and other staff in compliance with Lawyer's requests.
- Organise and manage Lawyers schedule, review schedule with Lawyer on a daily basis, make and confirm appointments on their behalf and keep Lawyer informed of daily agenda. Reschedule as requested.
- Liaise with Administration Coordinator in regards to Lawyers travel and accommodation arrangements.
- Take dictation for assigned Lawyer, perform typing and transcription of documentation as required.
- Compose and type letters, memos, correspondence and reports as requested by Lawyer(s).
- Maintain and update assigned Partners files to deal efficiently with paper flow and organization and storage of paper work, documents and computer-based information.
- Participate in the billing process.
- Perform other work related tasks as required.
- Reporting to: Fee Earners and Team Leader

Skills and experience

Previous experience:

- Previous legal or professional services experience is preferable

Specialist knowledge and skills:

- Excellent working knowledge of MS Office Applications
- Sound knowledge of office procedures
- Working knowledge of record-keeping techniques
- Fast typing speed in Arabic and English is required
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Arabic and English
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build relationships with most senior executives
- Good problem solving and decision-making skills
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Current Residence: Riyadh

The department

Al Tamimi's Banking and Finance Practice is renowned for its leading position in the Middle East’s banking and finance sector. The extensive and region-specific experience harnessed in this Practice offers our clients comprehensive advice on all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting financial transactions. We represent local and international banks and financial institutions advising on both their conventional and Islamic arrangements. Our team of lawyers is well positioned to provide advice across a complete set of banking and finance legal services.

About Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company is one of the leading law firms in the Middle East and the largest law firm in the region, with presence in all of the six GCC countries. Established in 1989, the firm has 57 partners, staff of over 670, and 17 offices in nine countries throughout the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt.

The firm specialises in advising major international corporations and financial institutions, Middle East banks and government organisations, businesses and families in their global operations and investments. It has particular expertise in arbitration & ADR, banking & finance, dispute resolution & litigation, IP & data security, shipping & aviation, project & infrastructure finance, real estate & construction, corporate & commercial, technology, media & telecommunications, insurance and private client.

For more information please visit : www.tamimi.com