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Law Support.

We specialise in recruitment at all levels, across the US and Global law firm sector in London and Europe.

Law Support is a dedicated London based legal support company who are a traditional leading provider of legal support personnel, through such services as legal staffing and document review paralegals, to legal professionals across London and the regions.

Law Support was established in 1997 to support UK and international law firms based here in the City of London with legal support staff recruitment. Since then, we have gradually grown to become one of London’s most successful and reliable legal recruitment firm. We have worked with London’s Magic and Silver Circle law firms, as well as all the leading US law firms and the top regional firms, for nearly twenty years. We are unsurpassed in our knowledge of the London legal market and in-house legal departments.

Staffing

With our in depth interview techniques, testing and assessment facilities we are able to understand the career aspirations and capabilities of our candidates so we ensure that no time is wasted with “pre-selection” and the “best candidate” is found efficiently.
We offer a personal working relationship for both candidate and client, thus giving a complete recruitment package. Our honest and efficient approach will ensure that you always have the best possible advice and service. We value our candidates and clients equally and will ensure that both parties receive the highest level of consultancy at all times.

We recruit for candidates who are seeking permanent, fixed term contract and locum opportunities in the following areas of expertise:

• Locum/Contract Attorneys for document review & eDiscovery solutions
• Legal Secretarial, Legal PA, Bilingual PA, Document Production
• Information, Knowledge Management & Library Services
• Paralegal, Legal Assistant & Litigation Support
• Office/Client Services, Reception, Facilities
• HR, Recruitment & Graduate Recruitment
• Legal & Professional Translation Services
• Marketing & Business Development
• Office Management & DOA
• IT Services & Finance

If you are an employer and would like our assistance recruiting for a vacancy, or if you are looking for a new position yourself and would like to discuss your next career move, please call one of our professional and qualified consultants on 020 7600 3883 for a confidential discussion or email: info@lawsupport.co.uk

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Law Support
Private Client EA 3 days Monday-Wednesday
London
£45000 - £45000 per Year
EA (Private Client & Property) -Job share 3 days a week – Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays - Baker Street location  This role is to work Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays only in the firms Private Client department. The role will sit in their award winning and Tier 1 ranked Private Client department and provide support for our Landed Estates/Rural Property team and the wider Private Client team supporting three busy partners. As part of their agile working policy, the candidate will be required to attend their offices 2 days a week every 3 weeks and 1 day a week for 1 week (flexibility required). Duties will include: Extensive client contact Heavy diary management and booking travel Inbox Management  Billing Preparation of documents and completion of property forms and searches This role is a mix of private client and property work. One of the partner’s workload is very property heavy, so experience in Landed Estates/Rural property/general property is ideal, however they can be flexible on this.   To secure the position you will need to have experience in a similar role, excellent communication skills and the ability to hit the ground running.  Salary is circa £45,000 (full time equivalent) which equates to £25,200 - £27,000 for the 3 days, plus benefits, with a salary review in June 2024.  The firm offer beautiful modern offices alongside a friendly team orientated culture.
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Law Support
Compliance Officer
London
60000 - 62000
Compliance Offer - salary up to £62K working for a Global law firm based near Liverpool Street Our client, a well known Global law firm based in the city has a vacancy for an experienced Compliance Officer. The Compliance Team currently comprises of eleven people. The role itself involves working in a small team advising and supporting fee earners and other staff globally on a broad range of issues including but not limited to anti-money laundering and risk assessment issues and opening matter files. This is a critical function and involves some analysis and report writing, research into companies, as well as advising and liaising with lawyers and staff across the firm. The Senior Compliance Officer will be involved in various compliance projects and expected to work on their own initiative, help improve and build upon the current system and communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organisation. They will also be working closely with the teams responsible for credit control, billing and cashiering and will have the opportunity, subject to time constraints, to become familiar with these processes. The day to day activities of the role include: • Reviewing and advising fee earners on escrow agreements from a compliance perspective. • Reviewing AML compliance and liaising with fee earners to ensure that outstanding information is requested. • Undertaking conflict check analysis, identifying legal and commercial conflicts. • Undertaking PEP, Sanctions and background checks as required. • Maintaining registers including process agency matters, gifts and hospitality, data protection, PEPs and enhanced risk matters. • Monitoring the workflow and allocating as necessary. • Dealing with ad hoc queries, including requests for reopening files and background/company checks. • Training new joiners on the Firm’s AML policies and procedures. • Keeping ahead of regulatory changes and providing training and support to the relevant offices. • Assisting with the maintenance of AML policies and procedures. • Providing mentoring and training support for the junior team members. • Supporting the Director of Risk and Compliance with ad hoc projects, updating policies and procedures and tasks associated with the introduction of new regulations/legislations. • Communicating regularly with, and immediately reporting any problems or potential areas to, the Compliance Manager and Director of Risk and Compliance. Compliance Projects: Compliance projects are shared amongst the team on rotation and could include: • Professional indemnity insurance renewal. • General insurance renewals. • Practising Certificate renewals. • Intranet/IT projects upgrades. • Tasks involved with new office opening. Skills and experience - essential The ideal candidate will have previous experience in anti-money laundering policies and procedures and regulatory compliance including the following: • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and law society/bar association guidance. • Experience of performing Conflict and CDD checks on entities and individuals in a law firm. • Knowledge of SRA rules including conflicts of interests. Skills and experience - desired • Experience of using Intapp software products. • MS Office skills. Personal skills/attributes • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Confidence and strong communication skills. • Attention to detail. • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner. • Willingness and ability to assume new tasks and responsibilities with a strong service orientation. Salary circa £60K. Hybrid working offered and a friendly team culture.
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Law Support
CSR Manager
London
65000 - 70000
CSR Manager - Baker Street - 9 month FTC to cover maternity leave  Our client, a medium sized law firm based in Baker Street has a CSR Manager vacancy available to cover a 9 month maternity leave contract. Main duties and responsibilities Managing the CSR Coordinator and CSR Apprentice, and responsibility for maintaining strong working relationships with CSR Committee leads and key internal and external stakeholders Development and oversight of the strategy and operations for each CSR area (reporting to the relevant CSR Committee lead for sign-off) Leading work on new partnerships and initiatives to further our CSR work, working with the relevant CSR lead and delegating where appropriate Driving engagement in all areas of our CSR work, including leading firmwide CSR communication, and managing support for CSR Committees and EDI Support Networks Embedding CSR into our operations and aligning our CSR programmes with the firm’s values and business priorities Leading on the production of internal and external reports, support for pitches and ensuring we are meeting external reporting requirements Developing the external profile of our CSR work (e.g. through further external communication, events, external relationship building and awards) Remaining up to date with best practice and disseminating this appropriately Setting the overall CSR budget, with reference to CSR Committee leads, and monitoring expenditure against the budget Tasks expected to arise over maternity cover period Manage the emissions measurement and reporting process, including implementation of emission reduction strategy Supporting the roll-out of the new EDI strategy, through an effective action plan to help achieve its ambitions Supporting the firm’s consideration of B Corp status Ongoing embedding and management of a wide range of Charity, EDI, Pro Bono Sustainability initiatives, and support for the firm’s Wellbeing programme Implementing new impact reporting model Making award applications Embedding the CSR Apprentice into the team and firm Skills Strategic and operational experience in all our CSR areas of focus (Charity and Community, EDI, Pro bono, Sustainability, Wellbeing) Ability to manage and motivate a team, and build strong internal and external relationships Strong communication skills (including proven ability to liaise effectively with senior management), as well as collaboration, facilitation and problem-solving skills Ability to identify and manage risks and opportunities Ability to design strategies that balance a range of priorities and expectations, and translate these into day-to-day action through the implementation of effective systems, processes and initiatives that encourage engagement Excellent knowledge of best practice and good connections with other practitioners and organisations, to ensure we remain up to date
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Law Support
Client Administrator
London
£25000 - £30000
Our client is currently looking for an experienced legal administrator. Previous experience in billing and/or compliance within a law firm is essential. Duties are as follows: Manage the Client Inception Module (CIM), liaising with Executive Assistants, Legal Secretaries and fee earners as necessary, by ensuring all activities and duties adhere to risk and compliance requirements, including: complete the CIM in Prescient including gathering initial documents according to the Compliance Team’s guidance documents; and liaise with the Compliance Team and fee earning team to complete the process Run conflict checks in Prescient, including: send a conflict check email to the designated distribution group; ensure that the results are reviewed by the matter Associate; and save subsequent correspondence to the matter file Support on case-related work, complete tasks for matters/files e.g. engagement letters and maintain client & matter data within the case and the practice management system Produce first draft engagement letters and liaise with the matter Associate to ensure the letter is completed, signed and sent to the client, ensuring the signed letter (and correspondence with the client relating to the terms of the engagement) is saved in the appropriate place Organise and maintain hard and soft copy files relating to the areas of work you will be responsible for Be responsible for processing bills, including: run the narratives from the system and give to the Executive Assistant attend internal meetings with the Executive Assistant print WIP reports and billing guides for the team close relevant files from the WIP list Prepare file closure forms liaise with the billing team, produce the relevant documentation and reports and prompt fee earners to complete all necessary paperwork prepare and assist with client communication print billing letters, get the Partner to sign, and then scan to the file and post the bill, marking as 'sent’ on Prescient; and work closely with the accounts team, being part of any change programme as and when related billing processes change Liaise with relevant departments regarding billing, following up bills as necessary, KYC, file opening and payments Ensure deadlines are met through management of own time and workload Consistently demonstrate a willingness to own and tackle problems as they arise and demonstrate an ability to identify issues for upward referral Assist with creating new clients and file opening - pure transaction and development Create and add client parties, scan certified AML, submit due diligence, complete compliance checklist and all relevant Inception Tabs Undertake any other tasks as reasonably required by the Team Leader Interpersonal skills required are as follows: Strong client service skills to ensure an effective and professional service delivery to clients Proactivity and the ability to take ownership of tasks with a can-do attitude Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills Good administration and organisational skills The role is a permanent one with rotating shifts. Excellent work enviroment and culture offered in beautiful new offices.
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Law Support
Legal Biller
London
£36000 - £36000
Legal Biller 12 month FTC maternity cover salary up to £36K based near Chancery Lane   We have an exciting new maternity leave contract starting as soon as possible. Reporting to the Finance Manager at this medium sized law firm your day will be varied and involve the following: Processing over 500 bills per month Raising pre bills for the firm Weekly review of pre bills in the system with matter managers/partners Follow up on finalisation of invoices Ebilling for some clients of the firm and reviewing the position of the invoices Reviewing all bills received from partners and associates and applying corrections as required Applying mark-up/mark downs to invoices Liaising with fee earners, secretaries and other members of staff to solve account queries prior to invoicing. Actioning WIP write-off requests via £0 prebill posting and file closures Dealing with narratives and other amendments. Producing credit notes within the billing process Dealing with disbursement issues at the point of billing Potential for cover in other areas of the finance team during quieter periods WIP management with Matter Managers/Partners Ad hoc requests To secure this role you will need to have the following: The role will require someone with Legal experience, dealing with high volumes of billing and good SRA experience. Aderant experience is preferred but not essential. Experience of e-billing is required Confident with numbers, attention to detail The successful Legal Biller will have excellent written and verbal communication skills To be able to liaise effectively at all levels Friendly and team player and the ability to work under pressure. Salary will be in the region of £36,000.  
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Corporate PA
London
42000 - 44000
  Corporate PA Liverpool Street £44K perm Hybrid working Our client, a global law firm based near Liverpool Street has a vacancy for an experienced Corporate PA. Duties are as follows: Client Service: Proactively managing and maintaining diary planning and coordination for allocated fee earners, making appointments and co-ordinating internal and external client meetings, identifying and resolving potential challenges and clashes, ensuring arrangements are made for equipment, venue and resources and that fee earners have all necessary paperwork. Travel management, booking transport, hotels, client meetings and producing detailed itineraries. Coordinating business development and client liaison initiatives for fee earners, including updating database information and assisting with marketing initiatives and events (including occasional support at events e.g. registration desk). Proactively dealing with all aspects of claiming expenses, including InterAction entries. Liaising with the firm's clients in a confident and professional manner, building strong working relationships with clients and contacts. Dealing professionally and promptly with client (internal and external) telephone calls and communications, including calls diverted to the team. Creating, uploading and general maintenance of client sites and extranets. Technical and Organisational Skills: Monitoring fee earners' mailboxes when they are out of the office or attending a long meeting, responding to emails as necessary and prioritising correspondence to enable fee earners to focus on urgent matters. Using initiative to route emails to the appropriate individuals for swift response and action and responding to and filing emails in Filesite on behalf of partners and fee earners to reduce volume (where possible). Preparing bills, including resolving queries and dealing with outstanding fees, maintaining accurate billing/contact details, preparation of narratives and drafting first bills with covering correspondence for partner approval. Assisting fee earners by liaising with the billing team, and following up with debt recovery as requested. Proactively ensuring Carpe Diem is updated for all allocated fee earners, particularly for holiday or sickness absence. Informing the Legal PA Co-ordinator if a fee earner is working from home or absent due to holiday or sickness. Providing secretarial assistance to assigned fee-earners, which includes audio typing, copy typing, formatting documents, creating correspondence, pitches and presentations. Delegating complex and lengthy documents to the Document Production Team, ensuring requirements and timescales are clearly set out. Coordinating the opening of new client matters and assisting with Anti-Money Laundering processes, undertaking as much research as possible before passing over to the Partner for approval. Organising client documents (delegating scanning, formatting, photocopying and collating of information where necessary) for client meetings or hearings and carrying out research as required. Management and delegation of client filing and regular updating of client relationship management systems (Interaction), archiving historic files or closed matters. Personal Effectiveness and Teamworking: Working with a Legal PA Buddy or within the Legal PA team to provide assistance to lawyers in the group, prioritising own workload as required. Working closely within the team to provide general support to the group across rotas or core hours, including assisting during periods of high demand or helping other practice areas when required. Attending and participating in Legal PA team meetings. Proactively mentoring, coaching and assisting Junior Legal PAs and Team Admin Assistants to reach their full potential. Skills and experience - essential At least five years’ previous experience in a legal secretarial role within a Corporate department is required. Excellent knowledge of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Clear and professional in both written and verbal communication. Highly organised and able to assist others with the management of their practices. Accurate with a high level of attention to detail. Personal skills/attributes Enthusiastic, can-do, positive approach to tasks and situations, as well as requests for action outside normal scope of duties. Remaining calm and focussed under pressure, delegating and requesting assistance when necessary. Ability to take personal responsibility, ownership and behave responsibly. Friendly, co-operative and approachable and all times. A team player who works in a flexible manner to assist the group, collaborating with others in sharing work and knowledge. Listening carefully to instructions and questioning intelligently to ensure all the information required to undertake a task has been gained. Pro-active and flexible attitude for any other ad-hoc tasks. Ability to maintain tact and diplomacy, trust and confidentiality. Excellent client service. Using initiative to continually assess where the role can be developed. Willingness to broaden skills to meet evolving requirements. Benefits We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing package for all employees.  
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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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