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Job Title Legal Secretary
Closing Date 26-May-2023
Department Business Support
Job Location Bristol
Role Business Services

Our Bristol Business Support Team is seeking a Legal Secretary to provide secretarial support. The successful candidate will use their own initiative; have first class organisational skills and fast accurate secretarial skills. Flexibility, diversity and being proactive are key attributes. This role will be working as part of team working across the UK offices.

This is a part time, permanent position, working Wednesday to Friday of each week, based out of our Bristol office and due to the nature of the role will be based on site.

About us

Osborne Clarke is a future-focused international legal practice with over 300 Partners and more than 1,080 talented lawyers in 26 offices around the world*. Our three-dimensional approach to client service combines legal expertise, in-depth understanding of our clients and the sectors they operate in, together with insight into the global issues that are transforming the landscape of how we live, work and do business: Decarbonisation, Digitalisation and Urban Dynamics. Looking around corners to help our clients solve legal and business challenges, big and small, and harness the opportunities of change - together we'll be ready for what's next.

We love working closely with our clients on new deals, products and solutions which will transform their businesses, markets and even sectors. And our unique approachable culture is not an added extra, it's fundamental to our success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide effective high level administrative support to the legal teams and business services
  • Knowledgeable of working practices within each Practice Group
  • Provide centrally based cover for our legal teams
  • Audio/copy typing
  • Amend and format legal documentation and initiate/compose direct correspondence
  • Understand and apply house style effectively to an expert level of proficiency
  • Provide Billing and credit control procedures for lawyers and clients
  • Support the production of Business Development and marketing documents
  • Deal with enquiries from colleagues and provide effective transfer of information
  • Involvement in ad-hoc projects as given by the Business Support Manager
  • Work to continuously develop effective ways of working within the team and to identify ways of improving working practices

Key skills

We are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary or previous experience in a similar role. You'll be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to build an internal network across OC offices, departments and teams. Other key skills include:

  • Ability to work under pressure with little supervision
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Experience of being able to work with a workflow management tool
  • Self motivated and proactive
  • Calm and collected manner to instil confidence in clients and colleagues
  • Essential to be organised and be able to prioritise work
  • Good time and performance management
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Workshare, Powerpoint, Interaction etc)

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

We would very much welcome your application using the link provided. Should you have any questions about the role, or would like to find out more about the firm, please contact Chloe Tidcombe in the recruitment team on

No agencies please.

*Services in India are provided by a relationship firm

Please note that although we include closing dates for our roles as a guide, we review and progress applications on a rolling basis.

At Osborne Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.

We support working families via a range of family and caring friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example, we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and flexible benefits to all our people.

Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.

Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable them to save for the future.

We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the application, interview process or when working with us, please let us know.