Legal Secretary – Dispute Resolution

January 7, 2019

McDowell Purcell is one of Ireland’s leading law firms with over 130 staff. The firm has extensive expertise in the areas of Professional Regulatory and Administrative Law, Commercial Property, Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Finance, Employment, Insolvency and Restructuring, Renewable Energy, Data Protection, Planning and Environment, Private Client, Procurement, Litigation and Dispute Resolution.                                                                                                                

We have a vacancy for a Legal Secretary to join our growing Dispute Resolution department. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing secretarial support to the business.

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who is keen to grow and development in a fast paced environment, where working on your own initiative is encouraged and you are considered a valued team member.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Diary management;
  • Preparation of legal documents;
  • Formatting briefs, pleadings, letters and other legal documents;
  • Analysing, researching and summarising legal information;
  • Corresponding with clients, witnesses and council;
  • Transcribing dictation;
  • Collecting information and preparing legal documents;
  • Filing and general administrative support;
  • Reception cover as requested;
  • Other ad hoc activities as required.

The successful candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • Prior experience in a similar position;
  • Previous experience Legal Evolve an advantage;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Case management system would be a distinct advantage.

What is important to us, is that you have a genuine interest in becoming a fantastic Legal Secretary and are therefore willing to learn, work hard and be enthusiastic and driven in your approach to your career.

Competitive salary and benefits package offered with excellent work life balance.

McDowell Purcell is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for the role please submit your CV to or if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role confidentially please contact Karen Dempsey, Human Resource Manager on 01 8280600.

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