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THE ROLE As a Legal assistant, you will be responsible for providing efficient administrative and billing support to the Employment Law department. You will ensure that the department functions effectively, enabling the achievement of objectives. This role reports to the Location Head Employment Law. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES •Provide administrative support to fee earners, and assist the rest of the team where needed •Prepare and issue fee earners invoices on a monthly basis, using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earners instructions •Resolve billing issues by liaising with internal and external customers •Follow up on payments, making sure unpaid invoices are paid by interacting with the client in a positive and professional manner •Gather, record and examine all parameters of client engagements from international or local clients (via partners, DLA offices or local counsels), including client-specific billing guidelines (discounts, payment risk and billing timeframes/deadlines) •Manage diaries to ensure key dates are adhered to •Provide overall administrative support such as preparing presentation materials, court files and associated documentation
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES •Previous experience in a secretarial role with billing responsibilities •Native Dutch speaker with fluent command of French and English •Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage a busy workload •Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook •Good analytical skills and comfortable working with numbers and large data sets •Detail oriented, organised, communicative and good interpersonal skills •Focused on delivering excellent client service THE FIRM DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies. At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.
Interested? Please, apply via the following link: https://dlapiper.taleo.net/careersection/belgium/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700009Y&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00