We are on the lookout for a proactive and enthusiastic Legal Support Assistant (LSA) to join our busy Private Client department on a full time basis in our Bristol office. As an integral part of a fairly new team, you’ll ensure the provision of an efficient and effective PA and secretarial support service to assigned stakeholders.

The role of the LSA is to provide a full range of administrative and secretarial support to the assigned fee-earners including meeting, communicating and interacting with clients and the use of digital dictation (to include correspondence); whilst also preparing and printing documents. Responsibilities also include PA duties such as arranging travel and booking accommodation, dairy management and preparing expense claims.

Creating key contacts around firm, you will liaise with many support teams throughout the firm and also assist other LSAs and fee-earners as and when required.

Who you are

You will have previous experience as an LSA or as a strong administrator. Experience within the Trusts and Estates department would be preferable.

You'll be an enthusiastic, well-organised self-starter who enjoys working within a busy team and independently, and will demonstrate an ability to respond to the needs of the business, acting professionally and ethically to protect the confidentiality of the Firm and its people.

As a strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude, you will possess excellent interpersonal skills and a flair for building effective working relationships across all levels.

Why join Team Ashfords?

Ask our people, and they will tell you that they genuinely enjoy coming to work and spending time with their colleagues.

We’re confident that once you discover our open and friendly culture, it won’t take long for you to feel the same.

We have a genuine team approach at Ashfords because we know that when talented people work together, we achieve more for our clients and each other.

We also recognise that each of our career journeys is unique. So, we will be ambitious for you and give you the support you need to develop your career, your way.

Importantly, we will give you the space and flexibility for your life outside work too.

Our goal? To help you realise your full potential as part of a forward-thinking team and business.

That’s what sets us apart.

Our offer

We offer a range of benefits to support you at work and at home.

This includes a flexible working framework, extra annual leave for your birthday and the option to buy more holiday.

We have a comprehensive package to support physical and mental health including onsite yoga classes, healthcare plans, an Employee Assistance programme and free access for you and 5 others to the Calm mindfulness app.

You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our responsible business programme, including fundraising initiatives through the Ashfords Foundation and bringing your energy to our environment or diversity groups.

Interested in this vacancy but not sure you match all the requirements?

At Ashfords, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer training and development opportunities to all of our people to help everyone reach their full potential. Even if your skills and experience aren’t a perfect match, we’d still love to hear from you. If you’re not the right candidate for this role, you could be the right candidate for other positions at Ashfords.

For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Alison Board, Talent Attraction Assistant, on 01392 333663 or via email a.board@ashfords.co.uk.

Or apply now, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.