Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Birmingham,
Bristol Leeds and London.
We currently employ over 480 staff, including 82 Partners, and our
award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan was named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2021' and has
recently won three major industry awards, along with being shortlisted
as a Finalist for a further eleven.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
The successful candidate will work as part of the Business Support
Services team to provide the highest level of customer service and
support without direct supervision. This includes, but is not limited
to, the efficient and prompt answering of client queries, adhering to
all Bevan Brittan policies and procedures, file maintenance and file
management, the opening and closing of matters, delivery and
distribution of incoming and outgoing mail, copying, scanning,
completing general administrative tasks as required whilst maintaining
a steady workflow. This is an onsite role in the Bevan Brittan office
in Central Bristol.
Rise to the Challenge
The Business Support Administrator role is wide ranging and aims to
provide lawyers with the administrative support they need to provide
seamless legal services to clients.
Key responsibilities include:
Collecting Reprographics requests from designated areas and
correctly filing these
Returning completed jobs to designated areas
Ensuring that all equipment is fully stocked and operating correctly
Scanning of documents as requested
Mail and faxing
Sorting and distribution of incoming mail
Collecting and franking of outgoing mail
Handling of incoming and outgoing deliveries via courier
Sending and receiving of faxes
Correctly passing on faxes to the relevant staff member
Collecting filing from designated areas and correctly filing these
Returning files to designated areas
Managing the addition of volumes to existing files
File closure administration
Providing reporting information as required
Maintaining all filing in a tidy and orderly manner
Archive and document management
Process all personal papers for storage, including wills, power of
attorney and title packet
Complete all documentation relating to items that are to be
archived and or retrieved
Ensure the practice management system is updated to correctly
record the location of all items
Act upon instructions to close, archive and record all files being
issued to storage
Extensive computer and data related tasks
Helping to resolve client queries
Assisting lawyers to use the service efficiently
Maintaining the highest levels of customer service
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Excellent attention to detail, ability to retain high levels of concentration
Good organisational skills / keeping track of data
Computer literate and proficient at typing
Excellent communication skills
Strong customer focus
Self-motivated & quick learning
Flexible & enthusiastic team member
Capable of taking initiative and developing solutions
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym
membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biannual private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
The hours are 36.25 per week, working shifts between 08:00 and 18:00
Monday to Friday, however we are open to considering requests to work
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. This has laid the
foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.
In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the
causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging
year. Our current selected charity in Bristol is St Peter's Hospice.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Some recent initiatives include:
Strava running club: a virtual firm-wide running club on Strava,
with regular challenges to keep us all motivated to stay active.
Live Cook Along for Black History Month: We hosted a live virtual
'Cook Along' to share the connective power of food and community.
UK Disability History Month: We supported the event with
informative pieces and real life stories, reflecting our commitment
to supporting those of our colleagues who have a disability or who
care for someone with a disability.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work
for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
(Bristol), St Werburgh's City Farm (Bristol) and Moseley Road
Swimming Baths (Birmingham).