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We are currently recruiting for a Secretary to join our Milan team!
Permanent - Full Time
Private Client and Tax
A law firm focused on people and collaboration. For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives. We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes. Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems. It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first. Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.
What are we looking for?
We are looking to recruit a professional and forward-thinking legal secretary with a high level of discretion to provide support one of our Partner and other fee-earners within the Milan Tax team. This is an exciting role for a good communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills required to liaise with people across all our offices, clients and contacts. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, be very organised and accurate with excellent attention to detail and the ability to use their initiative and exercise judgement in challenging situations. The role will at times be demanding and fast paced so you will need to be an efficient worker who can prioritise, multi-task, delegate and remain calm under pressure.
This role would be ideal for a first-class legal secretary who is passionate about inspiring confidence and building relationships with colleagues and clients.
Areas of focus and responsibilities
This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance of this job and, as such, the role may include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.
Qualifications required and experience in sector
Excellent academic background, educated to graduate level or has equivalent professional experience, will have developed advanced IT skills. Ideally you will have worked in a similar legal environment, with the ability to use your initiative to pick up unfamiliar work quickly and be proactive.
Skills and attributes
For further information, please contact the recruitment team.
Information for Recruitment Agencies
We endeavour to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, we operate a preferred supplier list ('PSL') and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.
Equal Opportunities Employment Statement
It is our policy to provide equal opportunities for all employees/prospective employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.
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