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22000017 Requisition #

Are you looking for a new opportunity within a law firm that is significantly growing in size and global reach? 


About CMS


CMS is a Future Facing firm.  With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role

We are looking for a Legal Secretary to join our Corporate Transactions team in Edinburgh to provide a high-quality and efficient secretarial service to Partners, fee-earners and trainee solicitors. Legal experience is essential.  Reporting directly to the Secretarial Services Manager, your focus will be on efficiently managing your own workload and being proactive with the ability to work on your own initiative.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

•    Amending and formatting agreements/documents as required
•    Diary and email management for your Partners and fee earners
•    Organising meetings and travel arrangements
•    Copy-typing and digital dictation as required
•    Managing workflow to the Document & Design Centre, Print Room etc as required; proactively taking steps to ensure work is returned within required timescales
•    Handling telephone enquiries as and when required
•    Processing expenses on Chrome River in a timely manner
•    Liaison with Business Development, Marketing, Events and Finance Teams with a view to supporting them on specific team-based tasks


About You

You will need to be adaptable to change whilst maintaining a professional approach, demonstrating high levels of client care, organisational and time management skills.

You will have gained experience within another law firm demonstrating a proactive and enthusiastic approach with high levels of IT literacy, superb attention to detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly.


Equal Opportunities


At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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