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Personal Assistant - Employment & CDR - West Yorkshire

Clayton Legal
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
Closing date
10 May 2021

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Practice area
3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years
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Personal Assistant (PA)| Leeds | Employment & CDR | Salary Negotiable

As a professional PA with many years' experience your positive approach to problem solving will ensure you are an asset to the team, playing your part in enabling networking events and other client projects to run smoothly. With a high level of problem-solving skills and a strong sales/commercial understanding you will have the opportunity to lead significant projects as well as having influence over the content.

This position will be embedded within the legal team(s) to provide proactive administrative support as well as high level PA support to the partners. The position will assist our partners and legal directors with their business development, and administration support as required, and will play a key role in helping to drive all marketing and business development initiatives.

Primary responsibilities

PA Support

  • Providing a high-level PA support to our partners and legal directors as required. Awareness of their key priorities, clients and targets is essential to be able to effectively manage their time and commitments.
  • Management of complex diaries with often conflicting priorities.
  • There is an element of client management where the PA will be the first port of call for client enquiries, when making appointments and dealing with any specific requirements.
  • Manage any actions that come out of the partners' relationship manager review meetings.
  • Support partners with any specific firm wide initiatives or objectives they may be leading.
  • Proactively be on top of any client review meetings.
  • Any general ad-hoc administrative tasks for partners and legal directors.
  • Ensure our partners have the IT support they need to fulfil their roles.

Team Support

  • To be completely integrated into legal teams, understand how they work, what services they need and what needs improving.
  • Preparation of paperwork and attendance at weekly team meetings, ensuring any actions are taken and followed up on.
  • Proactive approach with lawyers by planning in advance for significant work activities.
  • Delegating appropriate administration tasks to secretarial administrators.

Business Development

  • Work with the partners and legal directors to ensure that they are maximising BD opportunities with current clients or target clients and updating our CRM system to reflect developments. This includes scheduling regular relationship reviews, lunches and any additional 1:1 meetings.
  • Ensuring that partners deliver on any actions allocated to them and that, where appropriate, meetings and any follow ups are diarised to enable outcomes.

Experience required.

Desired skills and experience

  • Previous PA experience of working in a law firm or other professional services environment.
  • A willingness to innovate and think laterally.
  • Good academic background educated to graduate level or equivalent professional experience.
  • High degree of initiative, pro-activity and practical problem-solving skills, along with a willingness to take ownership for the completion of tasks or projects.
  • A client focussed approach with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to provide professional and appropriate first drafts of short correspondence, documents and slide packs.
  • Excellent organisation skills, with the ability to cope with a wide range of demands and changing priorities.

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above.

Clayton Legal recruits for law firms and In House departments across the UK. Our pedigree and service levels give those looking to move in the legal market, and law firms looking to recruit a refreshingly different recruitment experience. You will work with experienced professionals, dedicated to your success. Take a look at our web site for our latest blogs and legal news and to keep up to date with current vacancies.


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

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