Stephens & Associates Limited - Office and legal assistant

  • Salary: £1,500 per month; bonus depending on personal performance
  • Job type: Immediate availability (minimum 12-month term)
  • Location: 11/12 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5LU
  • Hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm Monday - Friday

Holidays: 20 days per annum (plus public holidays)

Background of the firm

Stephens & Associates is an international law firm, based in London, and operates mainly within the fashion and sporting goods industries, acting for UK brands seeking to grow internationally and US brands needing legal assistance outside of North America. We cover distribution, licensing, franchising, joint-ventures, business strategy, IP, marketing, compliance, litigation management and operational company support. We aim to provide our clients with a close, tailored service, more akin to that of a general counsel and in-house legal team than that of traditional private practice. Major clients include Ugg, Harley Davidson, Radley, Orlebar Brown, Reiss, Evans Cycles, Sunspel, Jigsaw, Silver Cross and Reebok. Our clients distinguish us from others they have worked with by our commercial approach and our ability to integrate into their business.

1. Office assistant role

Responsible for office matters including reception, answering the phone, IT support, correspondence, couriers, filing, ordering supplies, liaison with landlord, routine financial matters and personal administration support to the partners. A working understanding of IT systems would be very helpful.

2. Legal assistant role

Historically, efficient candidates have been able to fulfil the office assistant role in less than 50% of their working time. This leaves significant scope for the candidate to become involved in the legal practice, where he/she will provide support to the firm’s associates and trainee, including assisting with their brand enforcement work, research, report writing and trade mark searches.

Qualifications

Intelligent, numerate, hard-working, strong communication skills, well-organised, good word processing and IT proficiency.

Responsibilities

Office and Legal Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day office administration activities of the firm and also provides administrative and legal support to the team.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV via email to office@stephensandassociates.com, marked FAO Becky Weatherill.