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Practice Assistant

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Practice Assistant (Bilingual French and English) – Hybrid – up to £26,000 + Benefits
Chase & Holland are excited to be recruiting an Practice Assistant to join a busy legal support team on behalf of our client who specialises across the commercial, public, health and insurance sectors. Our client is a people orientated business who have built long lasting relationships with clients and employees.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fun and friendly team who offer flexible working to promote a good work life balance. Our client is looking for someone to be the single point of contact for fee earners and the completion of their work, managing their workload by utilising team assistants, retaining ownership and accountability of all tasks through to completion.
In return you’ll receive:

You will gain experience in a reputable business
Remote working to support a good work life balance
Pension 4% employee contribution and a 5% employer contribution
Life assurance x3 basic salary if death in service
Free private medical cover if you are eligible
Holidays 25 days, plus one additional day for firm closure at Christmas; bank holidays in addition
Health assessments, eye tests and corporate gym discounts
Access to a package of discounts and corporate benefits
Annual performance awards – we share rewards across the whole team
Sponsorship schemes – to assist with your ongoing professional development
Access to lots of events run by our sports and social committee 
Practice Assistant Responsibilities:

Client relationship management
Manage production of documents proofing any completed work
Liaise with Client & Marketing and provide support for scheduling tender meetings, directory interviews, client training etc
Responsible for files being opened and closed
Supervision of general filing requirements and record keeping and production of engagement letters, ensuring compliance at all times
Monitor and manage key dates for clients and ensure compliance procedures are up to date
Support fee earners in business development activities including the involvement in preparation of pitches and presentations
Scheduling meetings
Assisting in the organisation of internal and external events
Managing diaries and anticipating requirements e.g. travel/accommodation bookings, meeting rooms, drafting itineraries, preparing agendas, preparing and cultivating papers
Produce and maintain excel spreadsheets
First point of contact for team, ensuring exceptional client service
Assisting with the tender process
Monitoring post and emails
Assisting in other departments when required
Minute taking, following up designated actions to ensure completion ahead of the next meeting
Responsible for the completion of complex billing
Managing expenses
Anticipating and dealing with matter related finance administration to include APRs, BACs, TTs
Managing priorities and workloads to ensure deadlines are met
Creation and management of client data rooms in accordance with case milestones
Ensuring compliance with firm wide/department policies and procedures 
Required Skills & Experience:

Proven experience managing administration services and resources, with a hands on practical approach
Experience working in a legal or professional services environment
Bilingual French and English
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
An aptitude of producing documents
Advanced knowledge of document management/case management systems
Customer service focused
Effective problem-solving skills
Conscientious, taking responsibility for own workload
Positive can-do attitude
Confidential and discreet
Organised and methodical with excellent attention to detail 
If you are interested in finding out about this exciting Practice Assistant opportunity, click “apply now” or get in touch on (phone number removed)!

Chase & Holland acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in finance, supply chain, HR, IT and office support recruitment and comfortably service Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire

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