Howard Kennedy

Careers at Howard Kennedy

People are the key to our success, so it's important that we can attract and retain the very best. As well as being driven to deliver the very best client experience, you'll also need to be someone who lives our values. We want you to help us shape our future.

Howard Kennedy

Team Assistant, Dispute Resolution (6 Month FTC)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The role

This is an excellent opportunity for school or college leavers looking to gain hands on experience in a law firm on a six month contract basis. We are looking for a proactive, organised Team Assistant that will provide first class professional support to a number of PAs and fee earners in the friendly, dynamic Dispute Resolution department.  This role will be an integral part of the wider team and will offer great exposure to all aspects of the administration required for different matters.

Team Assistants work principally for a designated department, however all Team Assistants work as part of a team with shared responsibilities.  Team Assistants will be expected to prioritise and share tasks when appropriate in order to meet business needs.

Role responsibility

  • File opening and closure, following compliance rules.
  • Archiving of closed files.
  • Undertaking research using the internet, databases etc.
  • Typing of standard attendance notes and letters..
  • Amending e mails/documents when required.
  • Collating and indexing legal documentation.
  • Small volume photocopying, printing and scanning, with delivery/collection of large volume of photocopying and scanning delegated to Document Services.
  • Ensuring any paper filing/e-filing required is kept up to date.
  • Scanning all incoming post/documents to a file if requested and provided with the relevant iManage number.
  • Downloading of documents received from clients, other solicitors and third parties and saving to the relevant iManage number and subfolder.
  • Provide support to the PAs with their tasks during the periods whereby there is an absence of a PA.

About you

Ideally you will be able to demonstrate;

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft and other commonly used software.
  • Good organisational skills and time-management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • A good communicator with individuals of all levels.
  • Ability to be flexible and self-motivated.
  • Displays discretion when dealing with sensitive/confidential information.
  • Being a strong team player.


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Introductory Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

About us

We are a London based, full-service law firm, specialising in providing straightforward advice to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals on domestic and international matters.

We have grown substantially in recent years, including two mergers and an office move. We’ve also matured in terms of our approach to providing advice to our clients, seeking to simplify and improve the experience of working with a modern, independent law firm.

We’re proud of our journey. Without losing sight of where we’ve come from, we are focused on where we’re going. We are evolving and growing every day. And just like our clients, we are ambitious and moving forward. Many of our clients are entrepreneurial, ambitious enterprises who are often privately or family owned, or private equity backed. We are one of the only London based law firms with a large private wealth offering alongside significant business law capability.

The firm also advises major corporates on particular specialist legal matters who find our straightforward approach a compelling alternative to larger, less personal firms.


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