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Access the wider legal market with
The Law Support Group.

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Access the wider legal market with
The Law Support Group.

Latest jobs.

US Law Support
Accounts Payable Manager
London
- Competitive
We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Manager vacancy, to work in the London office of one of the world’s leading law firms. This role will be offered on a 16-month fixed-term contract basis and is due to commence ASAP. The role holder will be responsible for managing all facets of the London Accounts Payable function, to include approving new vendor documentation and overseeing the invoice and expense approval process. The AP Manager will also manage the team, ensuring processes are followed accurately and in compliance with all firm policies. Typical duties will include: Ensuring accuracy of invoice and expense report administration. Identifying process improvements. Managing escalated issues. Monitoring performance metrics. Maintaining current documentation for AP procedures. Payment processing on the firm’s banking platforms. Supervising, coaching, and training the Accounts Payable team on procedures, controls, and issue resolution. Suitable applicants will have a strong understanding of Accounts Payable, with previous supervisory/management experience in all aspects of AP processes. A comprehensive understanding of working within a law firm or professional services industry is also essential, alongside the ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities. A highly competitive salary is on offer (dependent upon experience), plus benefits and hybrid working arrangements are in place (3 days per week to be based in the office, with the option to work 2 days remotely per week). Please do not delay in applying as the interview process will shortly be commencing. All successful applicants will be talked through the role in detail and provided with a full job description.
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Law Support
HR Assistant
London
£24,000 - £26,000
Our client, a well regarded, mid-sized law firm are looking to recruit a full time HR Assistant to join their busy HR department in their London office. Reporting directly to the Head of Human Resources, this is an amazing opportunity for someone in the early stages on their HR career to gain some great exposure and experience.   DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Recruitment (full process, from drafting and posting adverts to arranging interviews and making offers) Onboarding (preparing and issuing offer documentation, requesting references, setting up on all of the firm’s systems etc) Carrying out first day inductions for new joiners Overseeing the firm’s mentoring scheme Overseeing the employee probation process Updating and issuing employee staff lists Preparing references for previous employees Booking L&D courses for employees Maintaining and updating the firm’s HRIS systems with absences, sickness, annual leave etc Responding to all HR queries from internal and external individuals via email and telephone SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE The ideal candidate will have: ▪ 6 months experience in an HR related role (preferred) ▪ Administration experience (required) ▪ Knowledge of HR processes (required) ▪ Experience communicating with internal and external employees and clients (required) ▪ Strong organisational and time management skills (required) HOURS OF WORK The firm's core office hours are 09:30am to 17:30pm Monday to Friday, 5 days per week. Hybrid working in place, once fully trained.
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US Law Support
HR Operations Coordinator
London
- Competitive
We are currently recruiting for an HR Operations Coordinator on a 12-month fixed-term contract basis, to join the London office of a leading US law firm. This position will work within the collegiate HR Operations team to provide a seamless HR Operations service. Typical responsibilities will include: Monitoring the HR Operations inbox. Ensuring employee queries are responded to in a timely manner, escalating where appropriate. Ensuring accurate and timely data entry into the HR system for new hires and personal changes (London & Europe) Ensuring any technical issues with the HR system are promptly raised. Assisting the HR Operations team in testing bug/issue fixes and system developments. Providing reports to senior stakeholders when required. Accurately updating the system with payroll data changes. Preparing monthly payroll information for the London office. Providing general admin support for project work. Scheduling meetings, managing diaries and taking accurate meeting notes as and when required. Liaising cross departmentally and internally, in regard to HR operations queries. Suitable applicants will have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with colleagues at all levels. Prioritisation and attention to detail skills are also crucial, as well as strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. In order to be considered, candidates must have gained prior experience in a similar HR (Operations) role within a law firm. HR Systems experience such as a PeopleSoft and Excel experience are necessary, as well as an interest in HR Operations. Any prior payroll experience would also be highly desirable. A competitive salary is on offer, plus benefits and hybrid working. Please do not delay in applying; CVs are being welcomed now, for immediate review.
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US Law Support
Paralegal (Financial Services Regulatory)
London
- Competitive
We are currently recruiting for 2 paralegals to join the London office of a leading US law firm. These roles will be offered on a rolling 6-month fixed-term contract basis and will be to support the Financial Services Regulatory Team. These roles are a fantastic opportunity for ambitious paralegals to work closely with the FS Regulatory partners and associates, and typical duties will include: Project management work (for advisory and transactional matters). Coordinating with clients, local counsel and other parties involved in each matter. Performing legal research tasks. Preparing first drafts and coordinating the collection of regulatory filing materials. Reporting on developments in the FS Regulatory team’s practice area. Assisting the team with materials for marketing and pitches. Attending practice group meetings and training sessions. Taking ownership of matters and showing initiative in progressing the matters. Suitable applicants will be available for 12-18+ months, have a strong academic background (having ideally completed the LPC/SQE) and will have some prior relatable paralegal experience gained from within a regulatory or related practice area. A highly competitive salary is on offer, plus benefits and paid overtime. Hybrid working arrangements are also in place, with 3 days to be based in the office and 2 to be remote. Please do not delay in applying; the 2-stage interview process will shortly be commencing.
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About Us.

Established in 1997 the Law Support Group is a dedicated legal recruitment consultancy, a leading provider of legal staff into UK, US, International and specialist firms.

Since inception the Law Support Group has grown to become recognised as a pre-eminent legal recruitment firm, with an exemplary network of candidates and clients enabling the recruitment of support staff, solicitors, partners and other professionals into private practice, specialist firms and in-house legal departments in London and across the country.

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What our candidates say.

“Thanks to this agency we have recently recruited a great legal secretary, at a time when there were very few candidates available, Fran was very prompt in forwarding CVs of such a high standard resulting in several interviews and for the first time in many months I have seen such high calibre candidates from one agency."

Candidate 1 ,
Law Support

"Jo is a friendly and warm legal recruiter that really takes the time to get to know her candidates. In my personal experience, Jo really went above and beyond to find the right role for me, and thought outside the box. A number of recruiters are pushy sales people and claim to know the industry; Jo differs because she does understand her clients as well as her candidates."

Candidate 6,
Law Support

"I worked with Jo for circa 12 years whilst I was employed at Clifford Chance. She was always quick to understand any recruitment briefs given and did an excellent job of screening candidates always ensuring there was a good short list to interview from and that they were the “crème de la crème” of available candidates at the time. She ensured that the candidates were well informed of the prospective roles and the company itself.She was always able to provide the right calibre of candidates in knowledge and levels required. On the very odd occasion she did not have suitable candidates she was always honest in stating this which meant time was never wasted unnecessarily either for her candidates or management time.Jo had and still maintains a cheerful disposition which puts companies and her candidates at ease which alongside her extensive experience and knowledge results in positive matches. If you require help with any roles you may have and/or are a candidate looking for work within the Legal environ, I would highly recommend that you contact Jo."

Client 3,
Law Support

"Jo was fantastic from start to finish in securing my new role. She clearly knew Hempsons as a firm very well and managed to secure me an interview quickly. She made me feel at ease with the transition I would have to make from agency to in-house recruitment. I am grateful to her for securing me my dream role." 

Candidate 7,
Law Support

"An extremely supportive and professional business that helped me grow and be presented with opportunities that developed my legal skills.I had moved to London and was immediately presented with exciting and interesting opportunities that allowed me to live a nice lifestyle, whilst developing my contact base in London.In particular, I worked with Nick Baylis. He was supportive, friendly and professional. Nick provided me with many opportunities whilst I was employed with DA that developed my legal and networking skills.After some time with DA, I was offered the opportunity to interview for a paralegal position with a top 10 U.K. law firm. I was successful in the interview and now have a training contract with this firm. I am absolutely delighted and would not be in this position had it not been for DA Solutions. Thank you DA!"

Candidate 8,
DA Solutions

"I’d like to stress that while my experience with many agencies in the past has been patchy at best, Law Support really stands out for me as a diamond in the rough!One of the senior recruiters, Nick Baylis has found me a number of really engaging roles during this time. From the outset, Nick has been a real asset – he completely understands his field of work and clearly has a real knack for building sustained working rapports with individuals. You can trust that Nick will keep you fully informed of vacancies as they become available, but will equally ensure that you only find yourself in the roles which you are comfortable taking.Many thanks and I hope our paths cross again!" 

Candidate 9,
DA Solutions

"Highly recommended! Every member of staff that I came into contact with was exceptionally professional and highly competent. Nick helped me a lot and found me the perfect role right away. He was always extremely efficient and supportive in answering any questions and kept me regularly updated about new roles. A great team who I definitely endorse to all those looking for a great personalised recruitment service."

Candidate 10,
DA Solutions

"Had an amazing experience with the Law Support group who took me right the way through the employment process. I dealt with Nick who gave me great guidance before interviews and made me feel very confident in myself. I am now happily employed thanks to Law Support taking all of the stress out the process."

Candidate 11,
Law Support

"Best recruiter I have dealt with. I have been working with Nick for almost one year. True professional, has a good understanding of the candidate’s needs, always knows what is happening in the market, and goes that extra mile to secure a position. Friendly, responsive and approachable agency, they are always on the other end of the line. Would definitely recommend them!" 

Candidate 12,
DA Solutions

I had the pleasure of working with Christian as my law support professional during a recent legal matter. Christian was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, and he always went above and beyond to answer my questions and provide me with the support I needed. 

I would highly recommend Christian to anyone who is looking for a law support professional who is knowledgeable, helpful, and compassionate.

Maria Morsillo,
Production Manager

Latest News.

ILSPA discounts on legal secretary and paralegal skills courses
ILSPA discounts on legal secretary and paralegal skills courses

ILSPA is offering its members a 20% discount on its Advanced Single Subject Legal Courses, which was previously only applicable to ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma graduates. The usual course price is £300, but with the 20% discount there is a saving of £60, making the cost £240 – which can be paid either in full or in interest-free instalments. Many of ILSPA’s members work in specific legal departments, such as litigation or family law. “Being able to advance your knowledge and skills in the area you work in will not only help you perform better in your role, but it will also show your employers that you are dedicated to your job,” said ILSPA. “If you are working in a certain area of law at the moment and you would like a change, that’s another good reason to study one of our advanced-level courses – you can acquire the knowledge and skills you need to make the move to another department or firm.” ILSPA offers candidates looking for a job in the legal profession a range of subjects, including Civil Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Land Law and Conveyancing, Family Law – and Wills, Probate and Administration. “Our advanced level courses will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the area of law you study, as well as some paralegal skills,” added ILSPA. “This means that your employer will be able to give you more responsibility in your role, which could potentially lead to a pay raise or promotion. “Our courses are available to study online by distance learning – you can start at any time of the year and study at your own pace.” Students have up to one year to complete ILSPA courses, although students generally complete them within six months, depending on how much time they dedicate to their studies. All course materials and resources are available online through the student area of the ILSPA website. “When you enrol, you will be able to log in and access everything you need – when studying from home, you can receive help and support during the course from your Course Assessor or a member of our team,” added ILSPA. “There are no examinations for the courses – the subjects are assessed through coursework which you must send to us to be marked. “You are required to complete an online multiple-choice achievement test and a written assignment – your assignment will either include a series of questions relating to the area of law you have chosen, or be a scenario in which you are to advise on the correct legal proceedings.” ILSPA added that graduates would not only be able to show their knowledge of law after studying the course, but also demonstrate their paralegal skills. The Law Support Group covers all areas of recruitment – from support staff to fee-earner level recruitment – for both regional and international banking and law firms here in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Our website is updated regularly and the latest legal support jobs – including legal secretary jobs – are available online.

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Law firms Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins to merge
Law firms Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins to merge

Leading UK law firms Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins have agreed to merge – and will commence trading as Moore Barlow from 1 May. The new firm will have offices in Southampton, Guildford, Woking and Lymington, as well as two locations in London – Richmond and the City of London, offering a wide range of services to clients. Sectors covered by the new firm will include Education, Family Law, Financial Services, Healthcare, Housebuilding, Manufacturing and Logistics, Retail and Leisure, Rural Affairs, Personal Injury  – and Technology, Media and Communications. Moore Barlow will have 70 partners, as well as 272 lawyers and legal professionals such as legal support staff and paralegals, with a total staff of nearly 500 across the six UK offices. The firm will have a combined turnover of almost £40 million, putting it well within the roster of the UK’s top 100 law firms, said a statement. “In terms of clients, Moore Barlow will be focused primarily on meeting the needs of private individuals and families, owners and managers of fast-moving organisations and businesses – and people whose lives have been affected by serious accidents or negligence. “Each of these groups requires relationship-oriented legal advisors, who are dedicated to helping them find the best path through complex, difficult or stressful situations – a focus and approach which will set Moore Barlow apart in the marketplace. “At the heart of the firm’s proposition will be a singular focus on people, both when it comes to clients and the firm’s 500-strong workforce across the UK.” Managing partner of Moore Blatch, Ed Whittington, added:“There is a unique opportunity to bring together the absolute best of our two organisations – both outstanding firms with deep regional roots, strong areas of specialism and dedicated teams of exceptional talent. “By combining our respective and highly complementary areas of expertise within a culture of excellence and support, we will be one of very few firms with the breadth, depth and resources to meet all the needs of our core client groups. “Moving forward with a clear vision and building on a shared set of values, Moore Barlow is poised to become a national leader in our chosen fields.” CEO of Barlow Robbins, Helen Goatley, said: “We feel strongly that the focus on people which lies at the heart of Moore Barlow will truly set us apart in the marketplace. “For clients looking for a relationship-led service, we offer a strong commitment to achieving better outcomes for people, whether they are individuals, families, managers, leaders or entrepreneurs – and particularly those encountering opportunity, challenge or life-altering circumstances. “Today’s top talent also want the right mix of a stimulating, rewarding career alongside a fulfilling work-life balance – an experience which we feel Moore Barlow will be uniquely suited to offer and from which our clients can only benefit.” The Law Support Group covers all areas of recruitment – from support staff to fee-earner level recruitment – for both regional and international banking and law firms here in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Our website is updated regularly and the latest legal support jobs – including lawyer jobs, legal assistant jobs, paralegal jobs, document reviewer jobs, legal secretary jobs and patent administrator jobs – are available online.

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SRA disability inclusion survey sets out good practice in legal profession
SRA disability inclusion survey sets out good practice in legal profession

An SRA survey on disability has found that many people working in the legal profession are still reluctant to discuss their needs with employers. A survey of 3,000 legal firms also found examples of specific initiatives and approaches within individual firms, which are delivering positive outcomes for employees and clients alike. “According to our most recent statistics, three per cent of solicitors currently declare they have a disability – a figure virtually unchanged in the last ten years,” said the SRA. “This compares to figures released by the Government which estimate that thirteen per cent of the overall workforce in the UK have a disability.” Under reporting disability to employers involved concern that declaring a disability might suggest a lower level of competency, or there might be a lack of opportunities for staff to request reasonable adjustments within a supportive environment – as well as legal firms not having policies, practices and procedures in place to help disabled staff.  Good practice examples within the report focused on seven key areas – including culture, leadership, recruitment and making reasonable adjustments. Under each area the report provides general advice, top tips and case study examples from specific named firms. SRA Chief Executive Paul Philip said:  “It is important that people who need legal services have access to a profession that is diverse and inclusive. “We know that diverse businesses are better businesses, so wanted to find out more about what lies behind the apparent under-declaration of disabilities in the legal workforce. “Our new report also looks at what firms can do to promote a much more disability inclusive working environment, highlighting best practice.” As well as the 3,000 law firms surveyed about their policies and practices, the SRA also engaged directly with disability experts and disabled solicitors – and also conducted a review of existing published research on the topic of disability in the workplace. The report Promoting disability inclusion in law firms – setting out good practice is available online. The Law Support Group covers all areas of recruitment – from support staff to fee-earner level recruitment – for both regional and international banking and law firms here in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Our website is updated regularly and the latest legal support jobs – including lawyer jobs, legal assistant jobs, paralegal jobs, document reviewer jobs, legal secretary jobs and patent administrator jobs – are available online.

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