New - 2-4 PQE Corporate Associate, UK International Firm, London
Our client is looking for a 2-4 PQE Corporate Associate to join their well regarded team. Candidates will be confident in managing client relationships, workloads and priorities. They are looking for proactive applicants who are ambitious and have lots of drive and enthusiasm. Candidates should be commercial, creative legal thinkers wanting to develop a business, who are able to approach matters both from a legal as well as a commercial perspective.
In the context of the above, successful candidates are expected:
To manage all client work allocated by the Partners and other solicitors within the Group and sometimes across the wider Department.
To ensure that all client work is progressed in a timely fashion and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and costs.
At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner.
To demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal skills in order to meet the drafting and presentation aspects of the role.
To ensure the confidentiality and security of all of the Firm’s client documentation and information.
To demonstrate excellent organisational and prioritising skills to meet the demands of a challenging and commercial internal and external clients.
To demonstrate a willingness to support clients out of hours and on weekends (on occasion), providing urgent round-the-clock advice.
To achieve agreed levels of billing and time recording.
To maintain clear communication links with colleagues in the Firm.
To ensure good working relationships with colleagues, clients and external organisations.
To take responsibility for and attend to self-development.
To be active in promoting the services of the Firm, in liaison with the Head of the Arbitration Group and other Partners.
To take a keen interest in undertaking business development activities both internally and externally.
Excellent team player;
Excellent attention to detail;
Excellent organisational skills;
Ability to effectively manage own workload;
Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders;
Resilient and calm under pressure;
Adaptable and flexible approach;
Pro-active and takes initiative.