Secretary (Commercial) - Southampton

  • Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 05, 2018
Full time Legal Secretary

Job Description

Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Commercial Location: Southampton

Secretary (Commercial) - Southampton

A one-off opportunity has arisen to join the hugely respected commercial team in our Southampton office.  The team are looking for a secretary to support them in all aspects of their work on a full-time basis.

What do the commercial team do?

The commercial law team blends lawyers from a variety of backgrounds and advises on a full range of commercial contracts and specialist areas such as IT, outsourcing and intellectual property.  Clients of the team range from start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies. They also represent public sector organisations and private sector companies in their arrangements to provide products and services to public sector organizations. 

What are they looking for?

An organised and experienced secretary who can demonstrate first-class IT skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and an eye for detail.  Legal experience is not a pre-requisite for this role, but experience of working as a secretary in a large commercial/corporate organisation most definitely is.  You'll need to be confident working with complex legal agreements, making amendments when asked using tracked changes and also preparing comparison documents. 

What will the role involve?

As mentioned above, documents play a large part of this role.  You'll also be keeping on top of multiple diaries, organising meetings, travel and accommodation as necessary.  There'll be some work around client billing, including preparation of bills and assisting with client reporting using excel spreadsheets.  You will also have responsibility for file maintenance, both electronic and paper-based.

Who are Womble Bond Dickinson?

We're a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. We're very excited about this new development.

Our location in Southampton is fantastic, just a few minutes away from the train station and short stroll to the shops and restaurants.  All our offices are pretty impressive and looked after by our great Facilities and Guest Services team, in fact our Southampton office is undergoing a rather lovely refurbishment at the moment.  We have a catering company who run our onsite deli (subsidised hot and cold food) and our forward thinking IT team are always updating our IT systems.  As you'd expect in a firm our size you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package which you can manage personally. 

But most of all – it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.

What happens next?

If this sounds like a role that you can do then we want to hear from you.  Please follow the instructions to make a formal application on our website – just a few contact detail questions and then upload your CV and covering letter.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (

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