Trainee Legal Secretary

Ropes & Gray

Trainee Legal Secretary

Salary Not Specified

Ropes & Gray, City of Westminster

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 5c50de68ab5343d5bcec8faecb2d6f16

Full Job Description

Developing your existing skillset and learning how to apply those skills in the workplace. With the supervision of an experienced Legal Secretary, assisting your team by providing a high quality secretarial and administrative support.

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder may be required to undertake additional duties from time to time to ensure the smooth running of the secretarial services team.,

  • Document processing

  • Inbox, mail, and file management

  • Time recording and billing

  • Travel and expenses

  • Calendar management

  • Contact management

  • Telephone and communication

  • Administration

  • Self development

    Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4, including English and Mathematics

  • Proficient user of the MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) applications.

  • Good writing and communication skills.

  • A good level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Organised.

  • Proactive and able to use initiative.

  • Positive, professional attitude and able to remain calm under pressure.

  • Motivated to learn and expand skills by listening to and acting on feedback given.

  • Reliable with good time keeping.

  • Proven ability to work well in a team.

  • Professional demeanour and style appropriate for an international law firm.

  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with fee earners, clients, and counterparts at the client.

    Ropes & Gray is a global law firm that operates across 17 time zones and has more than 1,400 lawyers based in the United States, Europe and Asia who collaborate seamlessly to provide clients with high-quality representation in innovative industries that shape the global economy. Our clients include private equity firms, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, financial institutions, mutual funds, hospital systems, and more. Client by client, we've built a reputation for first-class work, a pragmatic approach, and impeccable standards of service and ethics. We count many of the world's most respected companies and institutions as longtime clients, and serve organizations at all stages of development. Clients trust us with their most important matters because they know we understand their businesses and deliver the results they need.


  • Our deeply rooted culture of teamwork means that our lawyers work closely with colleagues around the world to provide support to clients. This collaborative approach encourages our lawyers to work alongside partners and clients on sophisticated matters. We work as a team to support a range of leading legal practices, including private equity, M&A, capital markets, finance, asset management, real estate, tax, antitrust, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation & enforcement, data, privacy & cybersecurity, and business restructuring.

    Ropes & Gray London is one of the largest offices in the Ropes & Gray network, and the hub of the firm's EMEA network and set up in London in 2010. While we are now an established presence in the UK, we've retained all the buzz of our start-up years. It makes us a little bit different: it means we have the stature and resources of a major international law firm combined with the pace, inclusivity and career progression of a specialist firm. Our clients like to work with us. We are, of course, always professional, but we are personal, and personable with it. As a group, we're international, diverse and our team is always professional, but uniquely personable. With around 32 partners, 137 fee earners and a trainee intake of 13, everybody in the office knows everyone else. That means that every hire we make is an important investment for the firm, because each team member has a distinct role to play in delivering excellent service to our clients.